Christian Worshipers Attacked by Muslim Mob with Sticks and Rifles After Christmas Mass


Basharat Khokhar, a Human rights activist and Shamim Masih, an unaffiliated Christian journalist pay a call to one of the injured of the Iqbal Town attack on Christians. (Christians in Pakistan)

Christian worshipers were attacked by Muslims on Christmas Day. The Muslims used rifles, pistols and sticks to shoot and beat the Christians as they left Christian mass last month.
The Pakistan Christian Post reported:

It was 12:00 noon, in Iqbal Town in Islamabad, on December 25, 2012, when Christian worshipers were coming out of different Churches after performing Christmas prayers, more than one hundred Muslim extremists equipped with automatic rifles, pistols and sticks attacked the Christian women, children and men.

Ashraf Masih, when running to save his life was hit with bullet in his leg, Iqbal Masih received bullet injuries in his leg and arm, Shahzad Masih was injured fell on ground and was beaten with sticks mercilessly by mob, Yousaf Masih was seriously injured while more than one dozen Christian women, men and children received injuries.

The area police of Shahzad Town Police Station arrived on scene to maintain law and order and arrested only two Muslims named Mohammad Khalid and Mohammad Riasat Satti and sent injured Christians for medico-legal in hospital.

The case under Section 452, 109, 324,148,149 PPC was registered in First Information Report FIR number 669/2012, in Shahzad Town PS against 35 unknown and 4 nominated Muslim attackers but police released one nominated arrested accused Mohammad Riasat Satti same evening of December 25, 2012.

Of course, the mainstream media for some reason did not pick up on this story.

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