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Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Christian Professor attacked for refusing to convert to Islam!

I have received an email from Jamil Masih purporting an attack on a Christian professor in Pakistan.  I attach the email prima facie (sic):
Muslim students attacked a Christian professor at Peshawar University College this month after he refused their demand to convert to Islam, the instructor told Compass.

Psychology professor Samuel John, a father of four who has been teaching at the college, located in Hayatabad, Peshawar, for 12 years, said that as he came out of his house on the campus of the private college at 8:30 a.m. on June 14, about 20 to 25 students rushed and assaulted him.

“I shouted for help, but no one came to help,” he said.

When his wife learned what was happening, she ran to help him, but the students beat her as well. Both John and his wife were rushed to Lady Reading hospital, where they were treated for their injuries, with John listed in critical condition.

“I am still getting threats,” the professor told Compass. “They say, ‘Leave the university or accept Islam – if you don’t convert, we will kill your family.”
Police have refused to register a First Information Report on the incident, he said.
A group of five students had visited John on May 15, he said.

“They said, ‘Professor, you are a good teacher and a good human being, please convert to Islam and we will provide you with everything you need,’” John said. “I was surprised and said, ‘Why do you want me to convert? I am a Christian, and Jesus Christ is my Savior – He provides me with everything.”

One of the students became angry, saying, “Don’t forget that you are a family man,” John said. “I said, ‘I am not scared of anyone, God will protect me and my family.’”
He reported the matter to the dean of the college, but the official was unable to take any action because the Islamic students councils are supported by political parties and powerful Islamic groups, the professor said.

His family became worried, and other professors spoke of going on strike on John’s behalf, demanding an apology from the students who threatened him


  1. Fake news. I am Dr Sarah Safdar. I am a Christian Professor at the Peshawar University. I am the Only Christian Professor. There is no Samuel John here. Please confirm the source before publishing such news as it endangers the lives of the Christian staff and the repute of a reputed institution.

  2. What is there more to say, this is the most peaceful,most complete religion on this earth, as they CLAIM. I only Wish if God, sorry "Allah" may open their eyes and minds so they can see all that they are doing all over the world, and minds to understand even the Quran at least.
    I can only say, SHAME, SHAME, SHAME, if it does mean anything to them.....Live and Let Live......

  3. It is so sad and worrying to read what has been done to the Prof and his wife, and there are threats for his family. It is becoming absolutely difficult to live in Pakistan for Christians, as they are not considered Pakistanis, but minorities and then are threatened by the fanatics. What is going to become of Pakistan? If no one is going to take notice of this, then God help Pakistan, as it is already in a very bad state.

  4. i think this argument should end when a very responsiple person like prof sarah safdar,the only christian prof at the said uni. has declared that the news is a lie.
    otherwise,i fear, it may lead to FASAAD at a larger scale.please do not spread such a lie

    prof zafarullah kundi,
    united kingdom

  5. Hi,it is true, very difficult to live in Pakistan. I think that was wrong decission to vote for Pakistan in 1947.I will say that if
    no one take notice about Pakistani christians,
    God almighty will take notice, He will fight
    for his peoples. As we can see in shape of flood.Be ready and be breave my brothers &
    sisters in Christ.An other strome against
    christians are on the way, Get ready ,and prey.