[Video] Pakistan ‘blasphemy’ couple burnt alive

Source: BBC NEWS

A Pakistani labourer and his pregnant wife – and a mother to three children – were beaten surrounded by 1,500 strong crowd and then thrown on top of a brick kiln… By the time the attack was over, only charred bones and the couple’s discarded shoes remained.

The gruesome incident took place yesterday in the tiny hamlet of Chak 59 near Kot Radha Kishan town, 60 kilometres southwest of Lahore.

More Details from dailymail.co.uk

Christian couple Shama Bibi (left) and Shehzad Masih

Christian couple Shama Bibi (left) and Shehzad Masih

Camera man Malik Abdul Aziz, who witnessed the killing, has described first hand the brutal attack that unfolded.

He said about 1,500 people gathered from nearby villages after being stoked up by local clerics who announced the couple had committed blasphemy over the loudspeakers of their mosques*.

‘They started beating the couple with sticks and bricks chanting slogans of “We will lay down our lives for the honour of the prophet” and then tore off their clothes.

‘The couple were screaming, begging for mercy and saying they have not committed any sin.

‘The mob dragged them for around 20 yards and laid them on top of the brick kiln oven and kept them there till they were burnt,’ he added.

It was not clear whether they were already dead or burnt alive.

‘I need justice but I am sure I won’t be able to get it, the clerics are too powerful,’ Shehzad’s brother Iqbal said.

Read more at dailymail.co.uk

*The Holy Prophet (saw) once said:
There will come a time upon the people when nothing will remain of Islam except its name and nothing will remain of the Quran except its words. Their mosques will be splendidly furnished but destitute of guidance. Their divines will be the worst people under the Heaven; strife will issue from them and avert to them.

Categories: Asia, Countries, Martyrdom, Pakistan

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