By Theodore Shoebat
A Muslim police officer in Pakistan walked inside of a church and told the pastor to stop talking about Christ. When the pastor told the officer to keep it quiet, he walked up to the stage and beat the pastor up. Here is the story:
Police barged into the United Christian Church in Lahore, Pakistan last Sunday, and brutally attacked the lead pastor in response to a complaint about alleged noise levels from the church’s sound system.
Head Constable Amir Abdullah entered the Fazila colony church on Sunday morning and started verbally abusing the worshipers, demanding they halt the service, according to Pakistan Christian Post. Abdullah said that he had received a call from Shabir Shah, a Muslim man who complained that the church was misusing the loud speaker.
When lead pastor Riaz Rehmat asked Abdullah not to disturb them, the head Constable reportedly went up to the podium and began manhandling and beating him violently. The congregation became very upset and Christians later staged a protest on Ferozepur Road and blocked traffic.
Nasir Saeed, director of U.K.-based charity Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement (CLASS) that helps persecuted Christians in Pakistan, called the attack “shameful.”
“The police hardly care about the Christians’ religious sentiments and often violate their right of religious freedom,” Saeed said.
Saeed’s on-the-ground teams in Pakistan met with the superintendent of police, Amara Athar, to demand action against the perpetrators.
The superintendent assured them that Mr. Abdullah had been suspended and that an inquiry had been launched. She also promised to investigate the man who had leveled the false complaint.