A Pakistani man refuses to renounce Christ despite being tortured by Muslim co-workers who tried to convert him to Islam.
Patras Hanif, a construction worker and father of five, was targeted because of his Christian faith. His co-workers tried to pressure him into converting, even threatening false blasphemy charges.
“They very often called me ‘kafir,’ which means unfaithful, and they threatened me that they would resort to false accusations of blasphemy if I refused to convert to Islam,” Hanif told Fides News Agency. “A blasphemy charge in Pakistan is very serious and usually results in the death penalty.”
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