‘Last Jew in Pakistan’ Beaten by Muslim Mob – Then Arrested

A Jewish activist in Pakistan was savagely beaten by a Muslim mob Wednesday – and then arrested and roughed up again by police.

Fishel Benkhald – who is leading a one-man campaign to preserve the old Jewish cemetery in Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi – has been a vocal activist for minority rights in the country, which is overwhelmingly Sunni Muslim and where minorities such as Christians, Hindus and non-Sunni Muslims are routinely persecuted.

Speaking to Arutz Sheva Thursday, Benkhald – the son of a Muslim father and a Jewish mother, but who identifies as Jewish – told how he had agreed to a face-to-face debate with a Muslim Pakistani man after a discussion on the topic of minority rights on Twitter.

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    “The last Jew in Pakistan” sounds like some kind of a Jewish horror movie, come to life.

  • eMan14

    He’s a brave man. But he’d be wise to move to a safer neighbourhood. However far that may be.