PAKISTAN: Christian Man Threatened with Death if He Does Not Accept Islam

Oct 26, 2022 | VoM

A Christian man and his children are in hiding after being threatened with death unless they convert to Islam.

Yasir Masih, a father of two, has been under pressure to convert since his wife embraced Islam several months ago.

Yasir’s aunt, who is a Muslim, persuaded his wife to convert to Islam behind his back. His aunt also tried to persuade Yasir to convert by promising him money and a new house, but he refused.

Yasir’s wife then left the family home and has sadly colluded with his aunt and local Muslims to put pressure on him to convert.

Recently, she contacted Yasir and asked him to meet her. When he turned up, there was a crowd of over 150 Muslims waiting for him.

They put a gun and some money on a table in front of him and tried to persuade him to convert to Islam. They also promised that in addition to the money, they would give him a new house.

When Yasir tried to leave, they warned him that if he refused to accept Islam, things would be “very bad” for himself and his children.

They asked his eldest daughter whether she wanted to live with her mother or father. When she replied that she wanted to live with “Jesus Pappa”, they became very angry but allowed Yasir and his children to leave.

Yasir turned to the police for help, but they have ignored his pleas, even though his wife confessed in a statement that she had given some poison to her husband and children.

Yasir’s case has caught the attention of Pakistani news anchor Haroon Yousaf, who appealed to human rights organisations to help him. Haroon also defended the right of all people to freely choose their own religion and said that no one should be forced to accept Islam.

Yasir and his children have now gone into hiding due to the relentless pressure and threats.

Source: CLAAS (Centre for Legal Aid & Assistance)

Please Pray

Pray for the safety and comfort of Yasir and his children. Pray that they would stand firm against the pressure to convert to Islam.

Pray that Yasir’s wife would be convicted by the Holy Spirit and return to Christ.

Pray that Pakistani police would take Yasir’s case seriously and help protect him from the Muslim group. Pray also that those in the public eye, such as Haroon Yousaf, would use their platform to speak truth and justice.