Published On: Sat, Apr 18th, 2015

Pakistani Christian teen, Nouman Masih, forgives attackers for setting him on fire then passes away

The 15-year-old Pakistani Christian boy who was beaten, doused with kerosene and set on fire by two Muslim men died from burns covering 55% of his body.

Nouman Masih, just before dying, forgave the two attackers who tortured him when he answered their religious questions, confessing to being a Christian.

“…they beat him up, threw kerosene on him, and set him ablaze. The boy was treated at Meo Hospital in Lahore in Punjab province. Doctors initially thought that Masih might be able to survive his burns, but the hospital lacked the burn treatment facilities needed to treat the severity of Masih’s wounds,” noted Breitbart.

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“I told them that I am Christian. They started beating me, when I tried running, both boys started following me through the street and then they threw kerosene on me and burnt me,” Masih said.

The British Pakistani Christian Association has set up a donation fund to help cover the family’s funeral expenses. The association’s chairman, Wilson Chowdhry, said that before dying Masih extended “Christian forgiveness” to the men who attacked him.

“Nouman was brave throughout his pain and spoke of forgiveness for his attackers. He dies a martyr and will no doubt be with the Lord today,” Chowdhry said.

Masih’s attackers are still at large and have not been identified.

Friday’s incident followed on the heels of another burning three weeks ago, when seventeen-year-old Christian Sunny Masih was seized by a Muslim mob, beaten and thrown into a flaming kiln. The young man somehow survived the March 20 attack, though he suffered severe burns.

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