By Theodore Shoebat
A huge Muslim mob in Pakistan surrounded a Christian family’s home, and burned the house down in trying to burn the family to death. According to the report:
A mob of radicals in the capital city of Pakistan torched the home of a Christian family and attempted to burn them alive by locking them inside before setting it on fire, a Christian aid group is reporting.
Earlier this month, a large group of radicals in Islamabad arrived at the home of 38-year-old Christian Boota Masih and began banging on the door, shouting for him to come outside.
Masih told the British Pakistani Christian Association that when he answered the door, the mob’s leader demanded that he and his family either give up their home, leaving all of their belongings behind, or suffer the consequences.
Masih believes that the mob went to his house because they wanted to take his family’s property. The mob told Masih that he and his family were trespassers in their own home.
Despite the fact that Masih could see that the mob came equipped with weapons, he did not comply and refused to leave his home.
“I was terror stricken, the mob was threatening to kill me and my family. They had weapons in their hands and started to brandish them before me. I thought they would kill all of us,” Masih explained. “I refused to leave my home — I had paid for it fairly and they had no right to ask me to leave.”
(Photo: Reuters/Mohsin Raza)Women from the Christian community mourn for their relatives, who were killed by a suicide attack on a church, during their funeral in Lahore, March 17, 2015. Suicide bombings outside two churches in Lahore killed 14 people and wounded nearly 80 others during services on Sunday in attacks claimed by a faction of the Pakistani Taliban.
After Masih’s refusal, the mob began to beat him with metal rods and sticks. Some of the members of the mob locked Masih and his family inside a room and set the house on fire.
Although the house was destroyed in the fire, Masih was able to rescue his family, which consists of his wife and six children, from the inferno.
“I broke the door down using all my strength, desperate to live and to save my family,” Masih explained. “Soon other local Christians came to rescue us. They put out the flames and called the fire brigade.”