LAHORE: A video is circulating on social media where Muslim nurses highjack church and threaten Christian nurses to convert or a blasphemy case will be filed against them.
It is important to know that accepting Islam is not about just uttering shahadah (the testimony of faith) with tongue but also believing it deep in the heart.
The video footage shows the Muslim nurses who have highjacked a church built inside a hospital in Lahore, are reciting naats ( Praising Prophet Muhammad). The Muslim nurses also threaten their Christian colleagues with a blasphemy case if they don’t convert.
The incident was reported to have taken place in Lahore Mental Hospital where the mob of nurses took over the church and threaten their Christian colleagues. The Muslim nurses have reportedly reacted this way after a controversial video was uploaded against Pakistan from France by an unidentified person.
The Church inside the Punjab Institute for Mental Health is used for services on Sundays. The controversial video infuriated the nurses that they not only took over the church but threatened the Christian staff to raze the church and convert or else they will face blasphemy charges.
The Muslim nurses also threatened the hospital administration and demanded to sack all the non-Muslim employees. The dispute is said to have lasted for almost two weeks. A 15-member team was established to reach an agreement with the help of senior doctors and Father James Chaman. Both the team however reached an agreement and agreed to refrain from filing further complaints.
Earlier in April two Christian nurses were arrested over blasphemy charges in Civil hospital Faisalabad. The nurses identified as Mariyum Lal and Neush Arooj were charged with blasphemy for allegedly removing a sticker with a sacred inscription from a cabinet.
From time to time people from minorities face blasphemy charges in Pakistan. If proven guilty of blasphemy the accused may face dire consequences. Even though Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance such incidences raise a wave of anger and frustration among the masses and people take to the streets to protest and the accused face threats and physical violence.
How Social Media Reacts
the matter must be investigated and if it same as mentioned here…all of them must be arrested and punished severely…Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) promised security of churches…who are they to override Prophet’s orders?..
After the conquest of Jerusalem, Hazrat Umar Raza was on a tour of Jerusalem. He was standing in the largest Christian church there when it was time for prayer. Your churches will be taken over as my property because of my prayers which are not the teachings of our religion. But believe me, the religion they are preaching is not Islam
Others wrote …..
due to the deadly spread of covid in India Muslims have converted their mosques in isolation centers for all covid patients including Hindus also What we r doing here the behavior of Muslims in India(secular state) is totally different than that of in Pakistan
How unfortunate! such people need to be educated on how Muslims’ right to worship is protected in the west by providing the Muslims with necessary facilities/spaces even in churches to pray.
It’s so unfortunate, it’s not Islam, Islam is peace and endures the rights to the minorities. I don’t know where would we end