Image via WikipediaI gotta warn everyone that this post may have some graphic dialogue. It's not to offend anyone, but I feel that leaving certain details out would take away from the story.
According to foxnews.com, a young Pakistani Christian man was raped, tortured, and murdered for refusing to convert to Islam. Tariq "Litto" Mashi Ghauri, 28, was a university student in the city of Sargodha, Pakistan. His body was found lying in a canal. His family believes that the culprits were the brothers of his Muslim girlfriend who found the couple in a comprimising sexual position. His family also says that the police are doing nothing about it.
"They have sexually abuse him, torture him with a knife on his testicle and genitals," Ghauri's brother, 24-year-old Salman Nabil Ghauri, said. "They have tortured him very badly, and after that they have stabbed five times with a knife and killed him."
The Rev. Haroon Bhatti, a Christian clergyman in the village and a friend of the Ghauri family, said that on May 11, the brothers of Tariq's girlfriend came to Ghauri and offered an ultimatum: Marry their sister and convert to Islam. Pakistan's Muslim population is 97%, and the country still has blasphemy laws on the books that can carry the death penalty.
The Pakistani embassy in Washington, D.C., questions the validity of the incident. One official said that "if an incident of that nature happened over there, there would have to be an investigation."
This is just one of many incidents we hear of where Christians have been persecuted by Muslims. One incident that I heard of that stays with me occurred in Sudan, where a group of Christians were locked in a church and the building set ablaze. So much for the "religion of peace". According to the Koran, "Islam is the only religion acceptable to God." How very tolerant. Human rights groups say that these incidents are not uncommon in heavily Muslim countries and that Christians are looked upon as dregs of society.
This is a religion that preaches intolerance and hatred. Yet, Dear Leader is willing to bend over backwards to accommodate people who advocate it. Actions really DO speak louder than words.