In Lahore, a frenzied mob of Muslims went on a rampage in a Christian neighborhood, burning 150 homes. It was the usual story: someone started a rumor that a Christian had “blasphemed the Prophet,” and members of the Religion of Peace® swung into action:
Hundreds of people in eastern Pakistan rampaged through a Christian neighborhood Saturday, torching dozens of homes after hearing reports that a Christian man had committed blasphemy against Islam’s prophet. …
A large crowd from a nearby mosque went to the Christian man’s home on Friday night, said Khan. Police registered a blasphemy case against the man after the crowd gathered and demanded action, the officer said.
Fearing for their safety, hundreds of Christian families fled the area overnight. Khan said the mob returned on Saturday and began ransacking Christian homes and setting them ablaze.
No doubt they looted them of any valuables first.
He said the Christian community handed over to police the accused man, identified…as Sawan Masih, when police came to the neighborhood to investigate. Then the Christians all locked up their houses and went to relatives in other areas. He said the mob was armed with hammers and steel rods and broke into houses, ransacked two churches and burned Bibles and crosses. …
The scene was chaotic. An Associated Press reporter said roughly 150 homes were torched. One man was seen carrying a dog and some puppies from a burning house. Refrigerators, washing and sewing machines, cooking pots, beds and other household goods were ripped from homes, smashed and burned in the streets.
One of the Christian homes that were attacked:
Few things in life are as much fun as burning down your neighbors’ houses, apparently:
As is so often the case, the mob was incited to violence at a Friday evening service at a local mosque.