Pakistani Christian Man Who Was Shot for Buying a House in Muslim Neighborhood Dies

Christians shot at for buying a house in a Muslim neighbourhood in Peshawar (courtesy: Twitter)

A Pakistani Christian man who was shot by his neighbors in early June for buying a house in a Muslim neighborhood died last week despite multiple operations to save his life.

The U.K.-based charity Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement reports that 50-year-old Nadeem Joseph succumbed to his injuries on June 29, over three weeks after he was hospitalized following an attack against him and his family by Muslim neighbors.

On June 4, Joseph, his mother-in-law and brother-in-law were attacked by a man named Salman Khan and his sons in front of their home in the Sawati Phatak colony city of Peshawar in the Khybar Pakhtunkhawa province.

The family purchased the home in late May and said they faced days of harassment and threats before being attacked in early June.

Joseph suffered two shots to the stomach, while his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Masih, was shot in the shoulder in the attack.

According to The Express Tribune, Joseph underwent several surgeries at the Lady Reading Hospital for nearly a month before his death.

Joseph recorded a video message while he was in the hospital, according to the U.S.-based persecution advocacy group International Christian Concern.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Samuel Smith