SHOT DEAD: Christian man shot dead by Muslim neighbor for purchasing house in Muslim dominated area [#PakistanPersecution #ChristianPersecution] 07/01
Atrocities against religious minorities continue unabated in the terror state of Pakistan.
In another such incident, 2 members of a Christian family were shot for buying a house in a Muslim dominated neighbourhood in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Nadeem Joseph and his mother-in-law Elizabeth Masih were brutally attacked by one Salman Khan and his sons a few days after Nadeem Joseph bought a house in TV Colony in Peshawar, Pakistan on June 4, 2020.
Police have arrested several members of Salman Khan’s family in connection with the incident while he still remains on the run.
Police are in the lookout for Salman Khan, who Nadeem Joseph alleged, started harassing him the day he shifted to the colony.
According to Pakistani activist Rahat Austin, Nadeem Joseph who remained admitted in the hospital after the attack, succumbed to his injuries after he was operated on for the fifth time on June 29, 2020.
While in hospital, Nadeem Joseph in a recorded message had said:
“I am feeling scared even in the hospital. I fear my life and my family.”
Nadeem Joseph was sprayed with bullets few weeks ago just because he purchased a house in a Muslim area and his neighbors didn't tolerate the presence of a non-Muslim in their neighborhood.
He remained admitted in the hospital & died during his 5th surgery on June 29, 2020 pic.twitter.com/lMziS666Nk
— Rahat Austin (@johnaustin47) June 30, 2020
“I purchased the house in TV Colony a month ago. I still have to make the full payment, but Salman Khan, a Muslim man who lives opposite my house, wasn’t happy about it. He started harassing us and asked us to leave.”
According to reports, Nadeem Joseph had bought a house in TV Colony in Peshawar, which reportedly is a Muslim dominated locality, for about PKR 600,000, and moved into the house with his family in late May.
Once Salman Khan, who was Joseph’s neighbor, found out that Nadeem Joseph and his family were Christians, he started hounding them to leave the locality immediately.
Salman Khan allegedly told Nadeem Joseph and his family that since the entire neighbourhood was Muslim and that Christians (like Jews) are enemies of Islam, they could not stay there.
For days, Nadeem Joseph and his family were threatened by Salman Khan and his sons with serious consequences if they did not leave the house.
On June 4, the day of the attack, Salman Khan went to Nadeem Joseph’s house to give him a 24-hour ultimatum.
But when Nadeem Joseph did not pay any heed to Salman Khan’s threats, the latter along with his sons first shot at Nadeem Joseph and then attacked Nadeem Joseph’s family members, injuring his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Masih.
“I called police emergency help number 15 but they opened fire.
– Nadeem Joseph
Nadeem Joseph was reportedly shot in the stomach and his mother-in-law was hit in her left shoulder.
According to reports, none of the neighbors came forward to help Nadeem Joseph and his family.
After calling the emergency ambulance service, Nadeem Joseph and his mother-in-law were taken to Lady Reading Hospital, where Nadeem Joseph succumebed to his injuries on June 29, 2020.
Pakistan has a history of atrocities against the minority community.
While the Imran Khan government makes tall claims regarding the safety and security of minorities in his country, Pakistan has been notoriously indulging in the persecution of religious minorities.
Pakistan: Christian man shot dead by Muslim neighbor for purchasing house in Muslim dominated area in Peshawar:
According to Pakistani activist Rahat Austin, Nadeem Joseph who remained admitted in the hospital after he was attacked in Peshawar, succumbed to his injuries after he was operated on for the fifth time on June 29, 2020.
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