A Muslim mob is calling for the lynching of a Christian teenager in Pakistan who’s been accused of posting blasphemous content on Facebook, according to a London-based Christian humanitarian group.
The British Pakistani Christian Association reports that 17-year-old Patras Masih in Lahore is facing deadly accusations of blasphemy (insulting Islam or its prophet) because someone posted blasphemous images to his Facebook account using his lost cellphone.
The charity reports that hundreds gathered outside Masih’s home in the Dhair a village in Shahdara town around 5 p.m. local time Monday and called for him to be executed and even beheaded.
According to BPCA, one man held up a sign that reads: “Wicked Christian Patras should be punished for committing blasphemy!” BPCA posted a video of the mob gathering.
The crowd grew so large that police reportedly had to set up roadblocks as crowd-control measures to prevent more people from entering Shahdara town.
BPCA, which has an officer in the area, expressed concern that Christian homes in the neighborhood were in danger of being set on fire.
“The situation may yet get worse especially due to the growing number of incensed Muslims baying for the blood of Christians as they seek revenge for the presumed insult to their faith,” BPCA Chairman Wilson Chowdhry said in a statement. “At the moment, all Christians in the area are under imminent threat of violence and many report they are hiding in their homes.”
“Even a growing police presence does not seem to be restoring calm and every Christian across Pakistan is praying for an end to the madness,” he added.
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Source: Christian Post