Thousands Attend Funeral of Pakistani Christian Boy Set on Fire for Christian Faith
Carrie DedrickReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2015 Apr 16
Approximately 2,000 people attended the funeral of Nauman Masih, a Pakistani Christian boy who was attacked and set on fire for his Christian faith.
Masih, 15, was outside the tailor’s shop where he worked when he attacked by two Muslim men. The attackers beat him and poured lighter fluid on him before setting him on fire, Christian Today reports.
Doctors said that Masih suffered burns on 55 percent of his body.
He died Wednesday (April 15) after saying he forgave the men who attacked him.
British Pakistani Christian Association chairman Wilson Chowdhry said, "Nauman was brave throughout his pain and spoke of forgiveness for his attackers. He dies a martyr and will no doubt be with the Lord today. Please pray for his family who have had to endure 5 days of extreme heartache and can expect little justice."
Pakistani authorities have not pursued the case to determine the identities of the attackers.
Publication date: April 16, 2015