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Pray for the Families of Shahzad and Shama

Pakistan

Infuriated by rumors that a Christian couple had desecrated a Quran, an angry mob attacked and beat to death a Christian man and his pregnant wife on Nov. 4. Their bodies were then dragged to a brick kiln and burned. Shahzad Masih and his wife, Shama, were killed in the village of Kot Radha Kishan in Punjab province, about 40 miles southwest of Lahore, Pakistan. One report indicated that the employer of the couple, who were bonded laborers, had started the rumor at a local mosque because they owed 100,000 Rupees, or $970 dollars. The couple had three children under age 6.

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