Frisly, Muslim Starting from accommodating Christians to placing Koranic verses in the homes of Christian neighbors so they would not be damaged. Pakistani Muslims in Jaranwala City tried to protect their neighbors from the mob’s rampage in the early hours of Wednesday.
Instinctively, he knew something was wrong.
“Kids shouted, ‘run, run, clergy are coming!
Christians make up about 2 percent of the population and occupy one of the lowest rungs of Pakistani society.
I opened my door for them and let them in.
Crowds swelled with fiery rage throughout the day, with hundreds of people at their peak rioting in the streets.
Imran Qadri, a Muslim shopkeeper, said the two religions have long lived peacefully side by side with each other in the neighborhood. “They are our brothers. They share our sorrows and joys and we share their sorrows and joys.”
He opens his home to two Christian women as they flee the foretold destruction. Giving them food and they are spending the night with us,” said Qadri, standing beside Bhatti.
“We took a rickshaw to our Muslim neighbor’s house. The door opened and we all entered. I was accompanied by women, two daughters-in-law and children. The woman said, ‘You are safe here, don’t worry,'” she explained through tears, standing in the rubble of her house.
For Pastor Bhatti, his return brought more pain to his family. This is our lifetime income. Now how are we going to live here again?”
Separately, police guarded a Christian neighborhood on Thursday, the second day of the tragic incident at Jaranwala.
“All the Christians have left their homes and are taking shelter here and there,” said Fayaz Masih Khokhara. Christian man who traveled from Lahore in a show of solidarity.
“The current sad situation in the country demands that religious leaders and figures of all faiths and beliefs play their key and fundamental role in maintaining national unity,” said the Bishop of Lahore, Nadeem Kamran, in a statement.