A young Christian father in Lahore, Pakistan, was reportedly arrested on June 16 after a Muslim who refused to pay for a bicycle tire repair bill accused him of blasphemy.
On June 15, Mohammad Irfan refused to pay Ishfaq Masih the amount due for the repair of his bicycle tire in Lahore’s Green Town, according to the latter’s brother Mahmood. An argument ensued after the Muslim customer said the Christian worker should not demand money from someone like him, Morning Star News detailed.
“During the argument, Irfan said that he obeys only one master, Prophet Muhammad, to which Ishfaq said that he was a Christian and his faith ends at Christ,” Mahmood shared. “Upon hearing this, Irfan raised a clamor that Ishfaq had blasphemed against Muhammad. Soon a mob gathered at the spot, and someone called the police, who took Ishfaq into custody.”