Prophecy Sign: Christian Persecution
Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other. Matthew 24:9-10 NIV
Pakistani Christian boy tortured, mutilated, burnt
With the hysteria over the arrest of a Christian girl with Down’s syndrome on a charge of blasphemy yet to blow over, the brutally tortured body of an 11-year-old Christian boy has been found in
Punjab province. The body of Samuel Yaqoob, was discovered
with his lips and nose cut off, his stomach removed and his legs mutilated.
According to police the body was later burned and could hardly be recognized. Relatives
identified the corpse from a distinctive mark on the boy’s forehead.
Yaqoob, a resident of the Christian Colony of
had been missing since August 20, last seen on his way to a local market. His
mutilated remains were found on Eid-Ul-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the
month-long Muslim fast of Ramadan. Detectives are investigating whether
accusations of blasphemy had previously been filed against the minor. Yaquub
was believed to be an orphan, but The Telegraph reports that his mother was quoted
in the local press denying any allegations were made.