By Theodore Shoebat
A Christian man named Sunny was shot in the head on April 16th by a Muslim security guard named Umer Farooq. The two were both employees at a bank, with the Muslim being a security guard and the Christian a sweeper. Umer kept pushing Sunny to convert Islam, by telling him that he had dreams, that he was good looking, and that if he became a Muslim, he “promised to him a life of luxury and marriage to a rich Muslim woman”, but Sunny was adamant and refused to convert.
On April 16, Umer pressed Sunny once again to convert to Islam, but still Sunny refused. They continued to argue, the tension intensified, the tone became stronger, the Muslim’s voice got more tense and serious, and then he pulled his pistol out and shot Sunny in the head, killing him instantly. As one journalist wrote:
On April 16, 2014 Haroon went to work and Farooq again started a conversation about religion and began pressurizing him to embrace Islam. Haroon asked Farooq politely why he was so adamant for him to embrace Islam as he was not ready from his heart. He again clearly refused to convert, stating that he was a true follower of Jesus Christ. Farooq then became aggressive and opened fire on Haroon, with a bullet hitting him the head, killing him on the spot. He later started shouting that Haroon had attempted suicide.
The police arrested Umer put immediately wanted to make it into a suicide case, but it wasn’t until a crowd of Christians protested that they changed their minds. The ones driving the violence are the imams and sheikhs, as one activist said:
The situation endures because of the government inactions. If people involved in such crimes are brought to justice, then it can act as a deterrent, but instead they are being encouraged by local religious leaders, Imams and Madrasahs.
Right now, Rescue Christians dealing with the highest profile case in Pakistan, in which a wife and husband, Shafqat and Shagufta have been sentenced to death. We do not want another murder of innocent Christians, and we need your help to prevent the killings of this husband and wife of God.