PLEASE PRAY: Christian-owned barbershop ransacked and forced to close – public Christian symbols and Christian music [#PakistanPersecution #ChristianPersecution] 09/02
In early August 2020, a Christian-owned barbershop in Lahore, Pakistan was ransacked and forced to close because it publically displayed Christian symbols and played Christian music.
According to the Christian owners, local police have sided with the people who ransacked the barbershop leaving them without a livelihood.
“We were running the barbershop for more than a year and earning a good amount of money. It was surrounded by a Muslim neighborhood and other Muslim-owned barbershops were on the same street.”
“We painted the Bible verse ‘My grace is sufficient for you’ on the main door and this was not acceptable for a few Muslim customers. They often asked questions about it and tried to engage staff in religious discussions, which we always discouraged.”
After the recent Eid, a group of Muslims entered the barbershop and began verbally abusing the Christian owners regarding the Bible verse and a cross that hung from the front wall.
According to the Christian owners, the Muslims falsely accused them of listening the vulgar music, drinking alcohol, and causing a public nuisance.
RANSACKED AND CLOSED: Christian-owned barbershop ransacked and forced to close – public Christian symbols and Christian music [#PakistanPersecution #ChristianPersecution] 09/02
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