By Theodore Shoebat
Muslims in Pakistan locked a Christian family into their home and lit the whole house on fire. The husband, with tremendous will power, broke the door open and rescued his family. 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.”
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.”
Masih stated that he paid a million Pakistani rupees (about $9,500) in an oral agreement to purchase the house from a man named Ghulam Ali.
The family had only lived in the home for a couple months when the mob arrived on Sept. 10. Masih believes the leader of the mob was Ali’s wife.
The BPCA reports that local police have thus far refused to register a case against mob participants, even though there were eyewitnesses and a written report was submitted to authorities. Additionally, Masih was arrested after Ali filed a FIR against him for allegedly attacking a woman who came to collect rent.