by Raymond Ibrahim • April 12, 2020 at 5:00 am
- Saleem Masih, a 22-year-old Christian farmhand, was tortured and killed for using his Muslim employer’s water well…. The employer later insisted that he had committed no crime; it was the murdered Christian who had “committed a crime by dirtying” their water, his murderer insisted, and therefore his punishment — torture and death — was “justified.” — CLAAS, February 28, Pakistan.
- “Are we to deny the evidence before us, of kidnappers separating Muslims from infidels or compelling Christians to convert or die?” — Matthew Hassan Kukah, Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Zenit.org, February 12, 2020, Nigeria.
- “Christians are losing everything they own without an actual legal basis. They are losing everything Christians have worked for over the course of history.” — Fr. Slavomir Dadas, Aid to the Church in Need, February 6, 2020, Turkey.
- “Another Christian girl aged 14 was recently abducted and gang-raped by some Muslim youths… The abductors not only raped her but also obtained her signatures and thumb impressions on some papers.” Although police recovered her, the rights activist “fears the suspects will use her signed documents to produce a fake marriage certificate and religion conversion letter in a bid to escape abduction and rape charges,” which, he said, “is common modus operandi of Muslims to confuse the court and avoid justice.” — Napoleon Qayyum, executive director of the Pakistan Center of Law of Justice, Morningstar News, February 12, 2020, Pakistan.
The Slaughter of Christians
Burkina Faso: On Sunday, February 16, Islamic gunmen raided a church during service and slaughtered 24 worshippers, including their pastor; 18 other congregants were injured and several others kidnapped. The terrorists torched the church building before leaving.
In a separate incident on February 10, militant Muslims abducted and slaughtered a church pastor, his son, two nephews, and another Christian clergyman. According to yet another report on February 3:
“Jihadists, claiming to be killing ‘in the name of Allah,’ returned to the scene of a previous atrocity … and murdered at least ten Christian men in a village market place; some estimates have put the death toll as high as 50.”