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Pakistani Christian is Attacked for Faith and for Displaying Cross

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2017 Oct 30
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A Pakistani Christian man who moved to the UK in order to escape persecution in Pakistan was recently attacked for his faith and for displaying a cross.

According to, Tajamal Amar, 46, works as a delivery man. He was recently knocked unconscious outside a fast food restaurant. He was taken to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a broken nose.

Amar claims he was targeted for his Christian faith and because he was displaying a Christian cross as well as Remembrance Day poppies in his delivery vehicle.

The area where Amar works is heavily populated by Pakistanis, most of whom are Muslim. Like in Pakistan, Christians are often on the receiving end of discrimination or violence stemming from religious differences.

“Several times, local Pakistani people in Derby have taken offence from the fact that I am Christian,” Amar testified, according to the Sunday Times.

“Freedom of religion should be the right of any British citizen but today I feel unsafe, even then nothing will stop me going to church,” he continued.

He also added that he had the Remembrance Day poppies on his vehicle to show his support for the British Armed Forces and the work they do.

“These persecutors cannot stop me showing my support, and I want to put more poppies on my car. I am going to put on as many as I can – maybe two more or four more – because I am not scared of anything or anyone,” he said.


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Publication date: October 30, 2017