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Report: Christian murdered in Pakistan after refusing to convert to Islam

Catholic World News - April 25, 2014

A 22-year-old Pakistani Christian was murdered by a Muslim after refusing to convert to Islam, according to the Pakistan Christian Post and the Fides news agency.

The Christian, identified as Haroon, recently started working in Lahore with a Muslim security guard, Umer Farooq. On April 16, “Haroon went to work and Farooq again started a conversation about religion and began pressurizing him to embrace Islam,” the Post reported. “Haroon asked Farooq politely why he was so adamant for him to embrace Islam as he was not ready from his heart.”

“He again clearly refused to convert, stating that he was a true follower of Jesus Christ,” the report continued. “Farooq then became aggressive and opened fire on Haroon, with a bullet hitting him the head, killing him on the spot.”

Farooq said that Haroon committed suicide, and police treated the case as a suicide until local Christians held a protest, according to the Post and Fides.

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  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Apr. 25, 2014 6:51 PM ET USA

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