Pakistani Christian Attacked for Displaying Cross, Poppies on Car

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: October 20, 2017

Tajamal Amar, a 45-year-old Pakistani Christian man, was beaten and left unconscious outside a restaurant. He reported that he was attacked by a group of Muslims who objected to him displaying a cross in his car and two large red poppies on the front of his car.

According to The Times, Mr. Amar said the men he suspects of the unprovoked assault were Pakistani Muslims who had been staring at him earlier that evening.  “If I am not a brother, I am a kaffir. They left me for dead. They hit me as if they were playing on a football pitch,” he said. “I am a Christian. Because of the poppies on my car, because of the cross in my car, I have been hit. I put poppies on my vehicle because I support British forces for their good work around the world and I really salute them, British forces.” Mr. Amar said, 'I know this, because for a few days before the attack the same men, glared at me after they noticed my Christian paraphernalia."
Mr. Amar fled Pakistan after being shot by Muslims there after refusing to convert to Islam. "I fled from Pakistan to escape violence such as this, but more and more the same violence is coming into Britain." Sources: British Pakistani Christian Association, The Times, and Daily Mail