The Story of the March 2015 Terror Attack at Two Pakistani Churches
By - Professor Dr. Saleem Massey
Attacking and burning churches, schools, hospitals and Christian villages in the Islamic world is not a new phenomena. Everyday, in this modern world innocent Christians are being persecuted, tortured and burned alive by the fanatic ISIS around the world. Why? Because "millions of Muslims take literally the explicit commands to fight, seize, kill, crucify, and to smite the necks and cut off the hands and feet of those who do not follow Islam" (Decision,vol.56, Number 1, p.12, January 2015, USA).
A--TERROR ATTACK AT CHURCHES:
It was Sunday morning March 15, 2015 when Christians were worshiping the Lord under the shadows of the guns. Suddenly two Taliban suicide bombers hit the two churches at Youhana-abad (John's colony) Lahore city, where 25 persons were killed and more than 100 were injured badly. That news spread around the world like prairie fire in the wild jungle!
That Sunday, I was preaching the Gospel at Christian Evangelical Church, Nash-e-Mann Town--about 2 miles away from Youhana-abad. One worshiper received a call on his cell phone and informed us in trembling voice, "churches are attacked but, our Christian Evangelical church, Khaliq Nagar is safe" This church is very near where two terror attacks happened.
Soon after the incident, the residents launched a protect in that area on the main road against the terror attack. While others were running towards different hospitals to save the lives of their love ones who injured badly. The angry and violent mob grabbed two unidentified persons whom they claimed were the companions of the suicide bombers and started beating and thrashing them. They "burned them alive in the presence of police" ( DAWN, Lahore, March 16,2015).