Sheraz Mashi killed on dialogue of religion by Muslims.
01 Oct 2001
A 23-year-old Bible college student has been killed by militant Muslims for proselytizing, according to Voice of the Martyrs (VoM). On Aug. 2, the student, identified only as Sheraz, went to work in a factory in Lahore and never came home.
On Aug. 9, Sheraz' body was found in front of the gate of his church with a letter attached that read, "Stop Preaching to Muslims," VoM reported. The dean of his Bible college asked for prayer for Sheraz' family, which includes his parents and three sisters.
Meanwhile, Christians Pervez Masih and Ayub Masih are awaiting their court appearances on the capital offense of blasphemy against the prophet Mohammed. The two, who are not related, are to be tried in separate cases. VoM said the men have been tortured while in jail, and pressured to convert to Islam.