Christians around the world have been shocked by the brutal murder of a pregnant Christian woman and her husband in Pakistan.
Shama Bibi, who was pregnant, and her husband Shahzad Masih were killed by a mob of radical Muslims after being tortured and dumped in a brick kiln while still alive. Shahzad and Shamma were bonded labourers at the same brick kiln where they were killed near Kot Radha Kishan village, Punjab province of Pakistan. They were killed on 4 November after being accused of blasphemy.
Senior Dominican Fr James Channan has called their murder the “worst religiously motivated hate crime in Pakistan’s history. He called on the international community to exert pressure on the government of Pakistan.
“The UN should get involved and condemn such crimes against humanity, while appointing fact-finding commissions to investigate matters on the ground,” he said while adding, “These are but some of the measures that may help to put an end to such barbaric acts as the cruel killing of the Christian couple and their unborn child.”