Calls for Justice in Pakistan, After Mob Murder of Christian Couple

My latest article about persecution around the world is about a recent tragedy in Pakistan.

Christian groups and human rights organizations are calling for justice after an angry mob killed a Christian couple in Pakistan on Nov. 4.

The violent frenzy stemmed from of an accusation that the Christians had burned pages of a Quran, an offense punishable by death in Pakistan, where Islam is the state religion.

Local Islamic clerics used the megaphones of the mosque in Kasur to whip up an angry mob, which beat and then burned to death Shahzad Masih, 28, and Shama Bibi, his 25-year-old pregnant wife. Before that, the couple was held hostage for three days.

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