A small Christian community in Pakistan is living in fear after they were reportedly attacked by a mob of enraged radicals because a nearby mosque accused its members of committing blasphemy following an altercation with a Muslim man.
According to the London-based charity British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA), two Christian families in the Arif Wala Tehsil district of Punjab province were forced to flee from their homes after the attack by a mob of about 40 Muslim men and children with weapons.
According to BPCA, which is providing financial assistance to the community, the mob was incited by a local mosque that claimed over its loudspeakers that the Christians had insulted Islam.
The mosque allegedly called for Muslim believers to bond together to force the minority Christian community of about seven families out of the village.
Five Christian men from the community are being held in protective custody at a local police station after they were accused by the Muslim man who started the initial altercation of attempted murder.
Small Christian community in Pakistan living in fear after being reportedly attacked by a mob of enraged radicals because a nearby mosque accused its members of committing blasphemy following an altercation with a Muslim man:
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