Cell Phone Music Starts a Muslim Anti-Christian Riot in Pakistan

It doesn’t take much to set off Muslim attacks against Christians anywhere in the world. Innate bigotry always has a short fuse and all it needs is an excuse.

Any excuse will do, as Michael Carl reports.

A mob of Muslims, apparently angered by Christian youths playing music on their phones from the back of a rickshaw taxi, responded by attacking residents of the mostly Christian Francis Colony section of Gujranwala, near Pakistan’s city of Lahore.

“According to initial information, a group of Christian boys was snubbed by a local cleric for playing music on their cell phones while passing by a mosque,” the pastor said.

An eyewitness who also asked not to be named says the young men were simply enjoying the evening.

“Our boys were passing the mosque when the prayer leader objected to their playing music on cell phones,” the eyewitness said.

The pastor adds that the young men complied with the demand.

“The young men turned off the music at that moment but switched it on again after covering some distance. The cleric raised a clamor and accused the boys of showing disrespect to Islam,” the pastor said.

“A large crowd, armed with sticks and weapons, attacked cars and shops in the Francis colony on Wednesday,” the pastor said.

The pastor says a neighboring church was also a target.

“Some Muslims reportedly tried to attack a church in the locality, after which a large crowd of Christians came out on the roads and started protesting,” the pastor said. “They also resorted to attacking cars and other property.”

The real story here is not the details of what happened, but the horrible reality of how precarious life in a country with a Muslim majority is for the minority.

Pakistan is not a terrible place because of its climate or any other local factor, but because it is run by an intolerant religion. And any place in the world can become Pakistan if enough Pakistani Muslims or other Muslims relocate there.

This same scene can just as easily happen in Oslo or London or Berlin… given a little time and a lot more immigration.

  • Toni_Pereira

    Sadly, Christians(or Jews, for that matter) are abandoned to their own luck and not only outside the Western world. If some militant secularists had their way the same would happen in London, Paris, Milan, Washington DC, etc,etc.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    The song was Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

  • Mary Sue

    This reminds me of an old fable of Aesop's.

    Once upon a time, a Wolf was lapping at a springon a hillside, when, looking up, he spotted a lamb beginning to drink a little ways away. "There's my dinner," thought he, "If only I can find some excuse to seize it." Then he called out the the Lamb. "How dare you dirty the water from which I am drinking?"
    "Nay, master, nay, if the water be muddy up there, I cannot be the cause of it, for it runs downstream from me to you," the Lamb replied.
    "Well then, why did you call me bad names this time last year?" the Wolf persisted.
    "That cannot be, I am only six months old," said the Lamb.
    "I don't care," snarled the Wolf, "If it was not you, it was your Father!" And with that, he rushed upon the poor little lamb and ate her all up.

    But before she died she gasped out, "Any excuse will serve a tyrant."

  • Trevor

    Ok. I just have to remind people here: This is NOT just a Muslim issue. This is what will happen under ANY theocracy. I know we have short historical memories, but when Christianity ruled the land, we had such things as the Crusades, the Inquisition, and even witch trials here in the States. So this is NOT an issue with Islam. This is what happens when ANY religion is given dominion over the population.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      " So this is NOT an issue with Islam. This is what happens when ANY religion is given dominion over the population.'

      1) Islam has totalitarian ideals embedded in it's texts and history that can't be separated without being declared "against Islam." Please name another religion with this problem.

      2) Even at its worse when lying tyrants lied about Christianity it was not as bad as Islam is even today.

      3) The crusades never would have happened if not for Islam.

      And in any case even if you were accurately representing the facts (I suppose I would cite Shinto), Islam is the problem we are facing currently and it has been a problem since it was founded nearly 14 centuries about.

      Your points are nearly moot in the context of current politics. In fact their downright dangerously deceptive even when not completely wrong.

    • Adam

      This is a muslim issue. Trevor stop being blinded by your love for muslims. We never hear about Christians, Jews, Buddhists , etc going around beating up muslims playing music that is not in keeping with their religion. But if you think that it's ok then let the games begin.

    • mike

      Trevor your a socialist piece of crap and you know youre lieing. Where do you see christians in the usa or any other country beheading people and burning their homes down? Quit trying to refocus the spotlight onto other than the muslims, they are satin and the world is starting to wake up and realize it.

  • troy

    Good music likely had sexual overtones like much of western crap music

  • Jackanory

    Fake

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Fake"

      Right. It never happens. Islam-o-phobia is funded by the defense industry because they want to sell more arms to 0'Bama…who gives them to….those innocent peace-loving regimes.

      MMmm…so how does that work again?

  • malang2

    Another mentally ill writer stereo typing Muslims.

    • Tumbleweed

      Malang – Who's calling who mentally ill? This guy reported the FACTS, which were that Muslims attacked Christians and their property using the music played on some kid's cellphone as an excuse. A mentally ill person is the one who denies the facts, which is what you seem to be doing. If you think this report is an empty stereotype, then I dare you to go and preach the Christian Gospel on a street-corner in Islamabad, and see if you get the same respect a Muslim gets in Brisbane or Auckland. Time to join the real world son.

  • Boris

    “And any place in the world can become Pakistan if enough Pakistani Muslims or other Muslims relocate there.”? WTF?