Pakistani Muslims burn down over 200 Christian homes after man charged with blasphemy against Mohammed

Well over 200 Christians are now homeless in Pakistan after a Muslim mob rioted and burned down around 200 homes because a Christian man was accused and then charged with blasphemy against the Prophet Mohammed. And according to the article below, the police just stood and watched:

PAKISTAN TODAY – The Lahore police just stood by on Saturday as violent mobs indiscriminately burned down at least 200 houses and 80 shops at a Christian inhabited locality in Punjab’s provincial capital after a Christian youth was accused of blasphemy the other day.

The mobs arrived at the Joseph Colony area in Badami Bagh police precincts around 10am in the morning and without wasting much time, set fire to almost all the houses in the locality. The small Christian community of the area had already been forced to flee the night before when the story of the alleged blasphemy charge surfaced.

According to details, Sawan Masih, 26, had been accused of blasphemy by a local barber Shahid Imran. An FIR was registered against the accused on the pressure of religious groups. Sawan was surrendered to the police late on Friday by a local NGO and has now been sent to prison on judicial remand. …

Despite a heavy contingent of police present at the area to guard the locality, Christian residents were forced to flee overnight. The mobs, not to be swayed in their mission to purge the locality from “blasphemers”, turned up in the area early on Saturday and proceeded to wreak havoc on the community.

Muslim locals of the area told Pakistan Today that they had tried to stop the mobs, saying that they were setting fires to houses of innocent people.

“We tried to stop them but they wouldn’t listen. We have been living with these Christians for the last several years and there has been no religious animosity between us,” Mustafa Ahmed, who owns a tea stall in the area, told Pakistan Today.

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Walid Shoebat has exclusive photographs of the homes that were torched by the Muslim mob and on the ground reports about how Rescue Christians, an organization to help free persecuted Christians from Muslim countries, is trying to help aid the now homeless Pakistani Christians.

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