Recently we reported on a case where an Islamic cleric is accusing a pastor of 'blasphemy' for quoting the Quran in a sermon. An updated report says that tensions in the village are still high, and the pastor, Rev Irfan Gill, is receiving death threats. The Muslim cleric has tried to attack him with help from a group of local Muslims. The article also gives a little more detail about what was actually said in the sermon.
Apparently the pastor quoted verses from the Quran to explain 'errors and misunderstandings that underline today's interreligious violence'. While tone and actual method is crucial, it would appear that
a) the pastor was trying to promote peace by examining causes of violence, and more pertinently
b) he was citing verses that traditional Muslims use to justify discrimination and attacks on Christians, and that it was the exposing of this truth that so angered the Muslim cleric.
Jesus said 'Blessed are the peacemakers....' It seems the local Christian community has been trying to make peace under very trying circumstances, including the obligatory 'apology', but this does not appear to be working........