Christian jailed in Pakistan for refusing to render free service based on Muslim privilege

The Pakistani Center for Law and Justice reports that on June 15, 2017, Muhammad Ishtiaq, son of Haji Muhammad Rafique of the Miraasi caste, came into the shop of Ashfaq Masih, son of Yaqoob Masih, resident of Green Town, Baghariyan Road, Lahore, Pakistan, to get his bicycle repaired, which Masih did, and requested payment.

Ishtiaq replied that “I am a Sadhu person and you should have to give me free services,” but Masih said, “I only believe in Jesus Christ not others, so please give me the payment since I repaired your bicycle.”

Upon hearing this, Ishtiaq accused Masih of using abusive words against the holy prophet, an unpardonable microagression, and lodged an FIR (First Information Report) against Masih under section 295C PPC in the police station of Green Town, Baghariya Road, Lahore.

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  • tom_billesley

    A Sadhu is a Hindu ascetic who has taken a vow of poverty. The muslim equivalent is a Sufi Fakir. Either way, according to his vow of poverty he shouldn’t own a bicycle.

    • Justin would go for it.

    • So is this a caste thing or a Muslim thing? Aside obviously from being a “give me free stuff” thing?

      • I think that’s a caste.

        • Yeah, it seems like that. Except that the he was accused of “using abusive words against the holy prophet”. Kind of the worst of all worlds, I guess.

          • I think that it’s the “Gimme! Gimme!” caste.

          • Minicapt

            If you say that you do not believe Mohammed was the Prophet, you are using abusive words against him.

            Cheers

    • Will Quest

      I suspect MP Iqra Khalid drenched her panties over this excellent
      anti-blasphemy occurrence ….. will the Libs. model M-103 on the Pakistani criminal section 295C PPC ~!?!

  • HalcyonDaze

    Given that this incident happened in the democratic country of Pakistan, I’m sure this guy will get a fair trial and be cleared of all blasphemy charges.

    (sarcasm off)

    • We all know he is in safe hands under Pakistan’s judiciary.

  • Tooth&Claw

    Guess he needs to ask for half payment up front to sift out the takers.

  • Some people might call that extortion or thievery.