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Pakistan: Christian murdered following religious discussion

February 21, 2013

A Pakistani Muslim has murdered a Christian, according to the Fides news agency.

Sohail Akhtar, the Muslim, shot Roshan Masih, a Hindu convert to Christianity, after Masih defended his Christian beliefs during an argument over religion.

“This is truly a tragedy: an innocent man is slain for defending his faith in a simple argument,” said Mushtaq Gill, an attorney who defends the rights of religious minorities in the Islamic republic. “The episode is emblematic of the conditions of Pakistani Christians.”


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  • Posted by: rpp - Feb. 21, 2013 7:03 PM ET USA

    Does this earn the killer a lifetime pension from the Pakistani government?