Christian beaten for drinking water

A Christian man is recovering from a beating that left him with a broken collarbone and dislocated shoulder after he drank water from a glass reserved for the [Muslim only] poor at a construction site in Pakistan.The report comes from Voice of the Martyrs, the Christian aid organization with a vision for working around the world to help those who are facing persecution for their Christian faith.The report said Nasir Ashraf, a Christian stonemason, was working on the construction of a room at a school near Manga Mandi outside of Lahore when he got thirsty and took a break. “He drew water and drank from a glass chained to a cemented public water tank next to a mosque, which was reserved for ‘all’ poor people,” the VOM report said. “Returning to the construction site, a Muslim man asked him, ‘Why did you drink water from this glass since you are a Christian?'” The man then accused Nasir of polluting the glass, yanked the glass off the iron chain, broke it and threw it in a garbage can. He also summoned other militant Muslims nearby. “This man polluted our glass,” he told them. The result was an incensed mob that beat Nasir, yelling that a “Christian dog” drank from their glass.
Bystanders encouraged the beating, because it would be a “good” deed that would help them in heaven, the report said. “The attackers pushed Nasir off a ledge onto the ground, and the fall dislocated his shoulder and broke his collarbone in two places,” the VOM report said. He was unconscious until he was taken to a clinic, the report said, and the physician who said some people had brought him in also told him never to make that mistake again.

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