‘Last Jew in Pakistan’ beaten by mob, arrested

KARACHI: Fishel Benkhald, a ‘Jewish’ activist in Pakistan was allegedly reported to have been beaten by a Muslim848760-ZiZqytE-1425624033-166-640x480[1] mob on Wednesday after which he was arrested and mistreated by the police Arutz Sheva reported.

Benkhald leads a one-man campaign to preserve an old Jewish cemetery in Karachi and has been a vocal activist for minorities’ rights in the country where minorities like Christians, Hindus and non-Sunni Muslims are frequently persecuted.

…“I was debating over Twitter with a young educated Pakistani Muslim that non-Muslim Pakistanis should be allowed in theory to be elected president according to our constitution,” he said.

He added that “the discussion was purely theoretical given that non-Muslims account for only around 3% of the Pakistani population.”

Benkhald then suggested that the two continue the debate in person and planned to meet at a restaurant in Karachi. However, on his arrival at the restaurant, Benkhald was ambushed by the man and his friends.

“I went there alone but he was with his friends, we started the debate in a normal discussion manner but soon it got heated up and cursing started,” he said.

Don’t they always.    h/t

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  • But hey, at least they didn’t kill the guy!

    • Exile1981

      In the longer version of the story the man called the police and they beat him as well for “provoking” the muslims.

  • Clink9

    Pakistan has so much to be proud of. Just can’t think of anything right now though……

    • Exile1981

      Actually I know a geneticist who has “wonderful” things to say about Pakistan; with all the inbreeding and cousin marriage it has so many genetic disorders that never show up in western cultures that it’s a gold mine for research studies and papers on human genetic diseases.

      • Clink9

        Every cloud has a silver lining…..

  • Rick McGinnis

    Time to get out, last Jew in Pakistan. The country is judenfrei for all intents and purposes – no point committing suicide.