Thanks to Nicolei for this piece from Reuters.
QUETTA, Pakistan, May 16 (Reuters) – A Pentecostal preacher was feared kidnapped in Pakistan on Sunday, apparently by an unknown Islamic militant group after he disappeared in the southwestern city of Quetta, his friends and family said.
Wilson Fazal, a Pakistani Christian cleric at a local city church, had been receiving threatening letters from an unknown group of Islamists urging him to convert to Islam or face unspecified consequences, his son Jerry told Reuters.
Jerry said the latest hand-written letter was delivered to their house five days ago asking Wilson to stop preaching Christianity. The letter was apparently sent by a group calling itself Mahaz-e-Jihad, or “Frontier of the Holy War.”
“Get ready, ready, ready, or else…,” said the letter which had a hand-drawn rifle for a signature at the bottom.
But Reuters is quick to make sure that blame is not placed on Islamic militants. It’s our fault, of course, for making them angry.
There are about eight million Christians who comprise a small minority in mainly Muslim Pakistan. Some have been targeted by Islamic militants angered by the U.S.-led “war on terror”.