A Christian teen was not only beaten, kidnapped and left for dead by a Muslim gang, but his family was beaten as well.
And why exactly? Well because of his Christian faith, to be sure.
But there’s another reason:
CBN NEWS – It happened in Pakistan on August 2 when 18-year-old Vishal reportedly took part in an arm-wrestling contest with a Muslim boy from an influential family. According to Waris Masih, the teenager’s cousin, Vishal defeated his opponent on several occasions. Instead of being a good sport about it, the Muslim boy flew into a rage, insulting Vishal’s faith and the Christian community.
“How could a man of a dirty community defeat me?” the Muslim reportedly shouted. “A Choora (Untouchable) defeats a Muslim is unbearable, I will teach him a lesson,” he continued. Vishal kept his cool, deciding not to engage his angry opponent, and instead headed home. According to International Christian Concern (ICC), that’s when the situation escalated.
While on his way home, Vishal was followed and viciously attacked by more than a dozen young Muslims enraged over his victories.
“The gang brutally beat Vishal, attacked his family’s house, and beat his family members,” ICC said on its website. “Local elders tried to intervene and resolve the issue, but, after a short period of time, another gang…assaulted Vishal again.”
The Muslim mob wasn’t finished with the Christian teenager. According to ICC, “the gang then kidnapped the severely injured Vishal, locked him in a room at their residence, where they repeatedly beat him for the third time.”
Waris Masih told ICC that although his cousin survived the brutal assaults, “it was as if they left him for dead.” Vishal was later admitted to the hospital.
Sore losers come in varying degrees of their sore loseriness, however this is the absolutely worst I’ve ever heard.
But we know this isn’t really about arm wrestling. This is about a Christian infidel embarrassing a Muslim in front of his friends and family. This is about Islam and how it teaches its followers to hate Jews and Christians – and how that’s taken to heart in predominantly Muslim countries like Pakistan.
This is Christian persecution.