Dirty Christians, Clean Muslims During Coronavirus
The Islamic worldview—even concerning things such as disease (e.g., coronavirus)—is fundamentally based on a dichotomy: anything and everything non-Islamic is evil, dirty, to be shunned, hated, and struggled (“jihad”) against; anything Islamic is good, clean, to be embraced, loved, and struggled on behalf.
A Christian youth recently found this out the hard way. Saleem Masih, 22, was tortured and killed for using water from his Muslim employer’s well in Pakistan. Outraged, the Muslim accused him of being a “filthy Christian” who “had polluted the water.” A number of equally outraged Muslims gathered and “vow[ing] to teach him a lesson,” they “dragged him to their cattle farm, where they tied his hands, chained his feet and continued to torture him with sticks and iron rods.” Before he died from his severe wounds, Saleem told his family that he had been “tortured just for being a Christian.” As for the Muslim employer, he insisted that he committed no crime; it was, after all, the murdered Christian who had, he said, “committed a crime by dirtying” their water, and therefore his punishment—torture and death—was “justified.”