Living as a non-Muslim, let alone as a citizen of the country, is a precarious existence.
All that is needed to upset your day is to have someone spread a rumor of your dissing Mohamed or burning a koran, then everyone and their brother is descending down upon your neck demanding a piece of your flesh.
Five Pakistani Muslims who burned a Christian couple to death in a kiln after falsely accusing them of setting fire to a Koran are sentenced to death
Shama Bibi (left) and her husband Shehzad Masih, who were both Christians, were murdered in Pakistan after a mob accused them of desecrating a copy of the Koran
- Christian couple were wrongly accused of throwing away pages of Koran
- The couple were dragged by a mob into a brick kiln and burned to death
- 103 people were charged but 90 were acquitted, five are set to hang
Five people have been sentenced to death in Pakistan today for killing a Christian couple who were lynched and burned in a kiln by a Muslim mob after being falsely accused of blasphemy.
The illiterate couple had been falsely accused of tossing out pages of the Koran along with the rubbish, desecrating the Muslim holy book.
The deaths of Shahzad Masih and his pregnant wife Shama Bibi caused outrage in Pakistan and saw other Christian families living near their home in Punjab to flee the area in fear.
Shahzad’s father, a faith healer who used pages with inscriptions in many languages for his work, had died shortly before the incident. The couple burning some of his documents, which led to the misunderstanding.