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Pakistan: Christian Couple Who Converted to Islam ‘Killed by Family’ in Honour Killing

May these two innocent lovers, Kalsoom Bibi and Muhammad Bilal rest in peace.

I guess we’re going to see a lot of claims now about how Christianity is opposed to modernity and calls for the killing of apostates?

What if they were Muslim?

Honour killing: Couple who converted to Islam ‘killed by family’

(Express Tribune)

The incident took place in a Christian colony in Kalore Kot, a small town in Bhaker distinct late Thursday night.

According to police sources, Kalsoom Bibi, daughter of Irshad Masih and Muhammad Bilal, son of Ashraf Masih, were killed on the spot after Kalsoom’s brother Imran opened fire on them.

A two-year-old child, Alisha, also received bullet injuries in the firing and was shifted to the Kalor Kot Hospital in a critical condition, the investigation officer (IO) of the case told The Express Tribune.

Bilal and Kalsoom had recently converted to Islam and got married, by choice, two months ago, the IO said.

On Thursday, they were at Bilal’s house when Imran, along with his brother Zahid and father Irshad, barged in and exchanged harsh words with the couple. He then, shot at the couple, killing them instantly.

The three accused ran away from the scene, while shooting in the air, the contents of the First Information Report (FIR) stated.

A case has been registered against Imran, Zahid and Irshad under sections 302, 324 and 109 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) at the Kalor Kot police station on the complaint of Bilal’s father.

So far no one has been arrested, while further investigations are under way, SHO Afzal Khan said.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 21st, 2012.

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  • syed ali

    you do realize Arab christians have Quranic style names like Yusuf , right?

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  • Tanveer Khan

    Its not like theyre gonna have names like john and paul is it?

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  • Stoned Gremlin

    @A. Kahn Way to not generalize. It might have something to do with Arabic (Urdu, in the case of Pakistan) being a commonly spoken language there.

    What defines a “Christian” or a “Muslim” name anyway?

  • A. Kahn

    Note, also, that the family name Bilal is prevalent among Muslim men on the Horn of Africa.

  • A. Kahn

    The husband had a good Christian name, Muhammad. What’s going on here?

  • DrM

    watcher :

    “The rule in Islam is the exception in ‘Christianity’.”

    Tell that to 1.5 million dead Iraqis, and over 100000 dead Afghans, scumbag.

  • Watcher

    The rule in Islam is the exception in ‘Christianity’. What if they were Muslim; Now that would be a surprise! Something about statistics !?

  • I totally agree with BuddhaShrink.

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  • This is truly very sad.

    Emperor asked, What if they were Muslim? I think the answer is pretty clear: most in the West would attribute the killing to Islam had they been Muslim.

    Forgive my ignorance here, but is it possible that there is an important lesson to be learned here: that honour killing is a cultural custom – like genital mutilation – that predates Islam and Christianity, but now gets incorrectly attributed to religion?

  • corey

    those two idiots doing something like that wouldn’t surprise me, and as for the double standards spencer and cohorts demonstrate long time readers of this site know that if a muslim had done this we know the idiot brigade would be scheduling conferences, rallies, have the victims pictures plastered on there websites, and during protests against mosque construction probably a “remember bibi and bilal” sign, but of course since the people who did this are not muslims geller and spencer are silent most likely because they want to keep up there bullcrap claims to there fanboys that islam is “uniquely violent”

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  • mindy1

    Sad that this family, that ANY family could do something like this in the name of “honor” :'( shows that they do not even know what honor is-REAL honor would say that you PROTECT your family from harm

  • MC

    And while Pammy and Bob fight to protect the sacredness of Halloween from Mooslums, they will somehow forget to blog about this event as well.

  • Kay

    here we go. I guess these christian folks arent savages?

  • JD

    If a Muslim was involved in this the western media would have gone hoarse on it.It would been on the front page of Huffpost and religion section( as if it has anything do with religion) and played 24/7 on fox news and other media Yahoo News

    Truly this is a not an age of information but an age of disinformation.

  • @Corey

    I wonder if Spencer, Geller or some other anti Muslim bigot will desperately try to blame this on Islam some how. Maybe by claiming that they only did this out of an act of desperation, given how non Christians in Pakistan are treated. Any way, I agree, beyond the shear tragedy of this, its just more evidence of double standard.

  • corey

    this is horrible but one can be sure that geller, and spencer will have alot to say about this probably after fighting the “Halloween jihad”

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