Islamabad : forced Conversion to Islam, Accuser Arrested
Local police official Abdul Ghafoor reported that the men, all in their 30’s, had broken into the home of a large Christian family and tortured them, forcing them to convert to Islam at gunpoint. The family members tortured by the men were allegedly related to the recently deceased Boota Masih, a 58-year-old gold scavenger who was attacked and stabbed in the Karachi’s Liaquatabad Gold Market earlier in September. Boota Masih had been accused of blasphemy against the prophet Mohammed (PBUH), and his throat was allegedly slit by a Muslim extremist as policemen and security guards looked on.
Police official Ghafoor told that the three men, one of whom has been described in reports as an Islamic extremist, were arrested in the suburbs of Islamabad, the country’s capital, earlier this week after attacking Boota Masih’s family members. Boota Masih is survived by five daughters and two sons.