Oct 11, 2011

Muslim mob attacks Christians in Pakistan - Oct. 11, 2011

"... some 50 armed Muslims raided the house of a Christian family over a land dispute.

“They arrived on motorcycles and tractors. They tortured women and stole livestock,” said Shakil James, treasurer of a village church belonging to the Church of Pakistan, who added that 16 Muslim men had been detained following a complaint to the police.

The attack was sparked by an ongoing land dispute between Muslims and Christians over a plot of land that the Church of Pakistan says is now owned by the government.

Local Christian landlords and politicians have begun holding community meetings to address the dispute and urge Muslims to seek legal avenues to pursue their dispute.

Father Emanuel Sharif, a resident of neighboring Amrit Nagar village, condemned last week’s attack and refuted local media reports that claimed a “local church” bought the land to build an orphanage.

“The previous Muslim farmer illegally allotted it in his own name before the posting of a new tenant farmer, a Christian. This resulted in an attack on innocent people,” he said."

source: http://www.ucanews.com/2011/10/11/faithful-pray-for-shooting-victims/ or click here

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