Campaigners say three quarters of the 300-strong population have now had to flee and are starving in the countryside without food or water, adding that they are only alive at all thanks to the intervention of riot police.
Meanwhile an Islamic death sentence decree known as a fatwa has been issued against the young man at the centre of the storm, with Imams ordering that he be brought before them and burnt alive for insulting the Koran.
Tensions first boiled over after a Muslim man accused his Christian friend, who worked as a hospital cleaner, of insulting the Prophet Mohammed as the pair scrolled through Facebook together at work on April 15.
A video, apparently posted by a prominent foreign politician, then autoplayed on the Christian man’s news feed, sending his Muslim friend into a fit of hysteria.
The situation was exacerbated by the fact that the Christian man, a 25-year-old called Imran Masih, had just told his best pal that he had fallen in love with a Muslim girl.
According to reports after showing his friend, who was called Bilal, pictures of the girl he left his phone with him to respond to an emergency.
But when he returned he found his pal’s attitude had significantly changed, and he started yelling at him and accused him of blasphemy and insulting the Prophet.
When Imran asked what he had done, the friend reportedly showed him the video which had appeared on his Facebook feed, to which he responded that it was not posted by him and that he had never seen it.
Two other men turned up at the scene and along with Bilal they begun to severely beat Imran, whose life was spared when a duty doctor was called to the scene and split them up.
The doctor asked Imran to smash his phone and ask for forgiveness, which the terrified Christian immediately did. [...]
Posted by Women Against Shariah on Friday, May 13, 2016