Christians are under attack all over the world whether this administration wants to acknowledge it or not. A young boy was the victim of one of these brutal attacks Friday when he was confronted by two Muslim childrenÂ as they left prayers at their local mosqueÂ in Punjab province Pakistan.
The Muslim youths approached the boy, who has only been identified as 14-year-oldÂ Nuaman, and asked him what religion he was. When he replied he was a Christian, they attacked him.
â€œI told them that I am Christian. They started beating me, when I tried running, both boys started following me through the street and then they threw Kerosene on me and burnt me,â€ Nuaman said.
â€œI kept on running when a heap of sand came my way, I lied down on the sand. â€¦ [A] few people from the community â€¦ [extinguished] fire by putting sand on me. I became unconscious, and they called 1122 Emergency medical helpline and called [for] an ambulance.â€
Nuaman suffered burns covering 55% of his body and is now being treated at Meo Hospital. Â The 14-year-old, who lives with his uncle, has said he did not know who had attacked him but said he would be able to identify the assailants if he saw them again.
Nuamen’s attack comes just weeks after another Christian teenager,Â seventeen-year-old Sunny Masih, was seized by a Muslim mob, beaten and thrown into a flaming Kiln.Â As he fell on the coals, his clothes caught fire and his whole body was burnt including the sensitive private part of the body. Moreover, the kiln owner threatened the family members of Sunny Masih that they would also face the same treatment if they would go for any legal procedure against him.
The young man somehow survived the March 20 attack, though his burns will leave lifetime scars.
Reports suggest that Fridayâ€™s attack could be a result of heightened inter-religious tensions in Pakistan, after Christians lynched two suspected terrorists following the bombing of two churches in the same city.
A Pakistani branch of the Taliban planted and detonated bombs outside two Christian churches in Lahore on March 15 during Sunday morning services. The blasts killed 17 people and wounded another 80.
After the attacks, thousands of Christians erupted in revolt on the streets of Lahore, demanding more protection from the government, they have yet to see results.