Islamic extremists killed a Christian lawyer, his wife, and their five children in northwestern Pakistan this week for mounting a legal challenge against a Muslim who was charging a Christian exorbitant interest, the Christian Post website reports today (October 2, 2010).
Police found the bodies of attorney and evangelist Edwin Paul and his family last Tuesday morning at their home in Haripur, a small town Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.
The victim and his wife, Ruby Paul -- along with their five children, ages 6 to 17 -- had been shot to death.
Paul's Muslim neighbor, Mushtaq Khan, said that last Monday, a group of armed men had threatened the lawyer. They told him, "Leave the town in 24 hours -- we know how to throw out Christians, we will not allow even a single Christian to live here. We will hang them in the streets, so that no Christian would ever dare to enter Hazara (northern Pakistan) land."