Pakistani Muslims Beat Reportedly Beat Christian to Death for Buying Tea at Muslim-Only Stand

180px-Tea-224-nevitVarious news sites are reporting that a Christian man, Ishtiaq Masih, was beaten to death in Pakistan’s Punjab province for buying a cup of tea in a Muslim-only tea stall.

The owner is a Mubarak Ali, 42, who put up a sign in Machharkay village saying that non-Muslims had to identify themselves when approaching the stall. When Masih’s cross was noticed around his neck, the owner called on people to attack him. Here is how the International Christian Concern (ICC) described it: “When Ishtiaq went to pay for his tea, the owner noticed that he was wearing a necklace with a cross and grabbed him, calling for his employees to bring anything available to beat him for violating a sign posted on the stall warning non-Muslims to declare their religion before being served. . . The owner and 14 of his employees beat Ishtiaq with stones, iron rods and clubs, and stabbed him multiple times with kitchen knives as Ishtiaq pleaded for mercy.”

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106 thoughts on “Pakistani Muslims Beat Reportedly Beat Christian to Death for Buying Tea at Muslim-Only Stand”

  1. Gyges:

    If I understand controls properly it is so that a base line can be established to eliminate the possibility of contaminated data.

    For example I want to give a diet pill to middle age men over 40 to see how effective the pill will be in helping them loose weight. I have a control group that does not get the pill but does everything the other group does, therefore any differential weight loss between the groups can be attributed to the pill. Is that your understanding?

    So now how does that apply to this? Quite frankly I do not understand the connection. I have Muslim religion A and Muslim control religion B. So what do I do now? Give group A a Quran and tell them to pray 5 times per day and give group B a copy of the Federalist Papers and see if group B embraces human rights?

  2. BIL,

    I’ve got to call you on that one, everyone knows only humans can be Paladins. Sorry to let reality get in the way of a good joke…

  3. excuse me (I’m still trying to overcome the shock of having three of my favorite fishing spots on a nearby stream blocked by fallen trees): “…get that to compare two things…”

  4. IS,

    You’re completely ignoring the part where your claim is a comparison. If you don’t get that two compare two things you first have to establish the facts about BOTH things, then I suggest you look into why there are controls in scientific studies.

  5. lottakatz,

    Well, even though it’s father’s day we should give thanks to one of the mothers of all evil, Condi Rice!

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