Now this is disgusting: Pakistani imam frames illiterate Christian girl in blasphemy case

by 1389 on September 3, 2012

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Pakistani imam caught framing Christian girl in blasphemy case

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Published on Sep 2, 2012 by SDAMatt2a

ISLAMABAD, Sept 2 — A Christian girl who was arrested under Pakistan’s controversial anti-blasphemy law may have moved a step closer to freedom on Sunday after police detained a Muslim cleric on suspicion of planting evidence to frame her.

Still, Rimsha Masih, whose arrest last month angered religious and secular groups worldwide, may be in danger if she returns from jail to her village.

Some Muslim neighbours insist she should still be punished, and said the detained imam was a victim.

Under Muslim Pakistan’s anti-blasphemy law, the mere allegation of causing offence to Islam can mean death. Those accused are sometimes killed by members of the public even if they are found innocent by the courts.

“Pour petrol and burn these Christians,” said Iqbal Bibi, 74, defending the imam on the steps of the mosque where he preaches in Masih’s impoverished village of Mehr Jaffer.

“The cleric of the mosque has been oppressed. He is not at fault. He is innocent.”

Masih was accused by Muslim neighbours of burning Islamic religious texts and arrested, but on Sunday police official Munir Hussain Jafri said a cleric had been taken into custody after witnesses reported he had torn pages from a Koran and planted them in Masih’s bag beside burned papers.

The imam, Khalid Jadoon Chishti, appeared briefly in court on Sunday before he was sent to jail for a 14-day judicial remand.

A bail hearing will be held on Monday for Masih, whose case has re-focused a spotlight on Pakistan’s anti-blasphemy law, under which anyone who speaks ill of Islam and the Prophet Mohammad commits a crime punishable by death.

Critics of Pakistan’s leaders say they are too worried about an extremist backlash to speak out against the law in a nation where religious conservatism is increasingly prevalent.

In January 2011, the governor of Punjab province, Salman Taseer, was assassinated by his own bodyguard because the governor had called for reform of the anti-blasphemy law.

Two months after Taseer’s murder, Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti, a Christian, was killed by the Taliban for demanding changes to the law.

Convictions are common, although the death sentence has never been carried out. Most convictions are thrown out on appeal, but mobs have killed many people accused of blasphemy.

Masih’s case has raised a high level of concern because of her age and media reports that she suffers from Down’s Syndrome.

Some reports have said she is 11. A hospital said in a report she was about 14 but had the mental capacities of someone younger, and was uneducated.

Christians, who make up four percent of Pakistan’s population of 180 million, have been especially concerned about the blasphemy law, saying it offers them no protection.

Convictions hinge on witness testimony and are often linked to vendettas, they complain.

In 2009, 40 houses and a church were set ablaze by a mob of 1,000 Muslims in the town of Gojra, in Punjab province. At least seven Christians were burned to death. The attacks were triggered by reports of the desecration of the Koran.

Two Christian brothers accused of writing a blasphemous letter against the Prophet Mohammad were gunned down outside a court in the eastern city of Faisalabad in July of 2010.

Masih’s arrest triggered an exodus of several hundred Christians from her village after mosques reported over their loudspeakers what the girl was alleged to have done.

In the village, many Christian homes — crude cement structures along crowded, dusty alleys — are still padlocked.

A few Christians have returned but are reluctant to discuss Masih’s case, saying it was up to the courts.

“We are poor people. What can we do?” said one, Mahmood Masih, adding that he was not scared of his Muslim neighbours.

Muslims in the village, where mangy dogs sniffed through piles of garbage near goats as an ice cream seller pedalled by on his bike, were far more vocal.

“If the cleric gets charged in this case we are all behind him. There will be unrest,” warned Tasleem Maqbool, a woman in a black veil who said her daughter saw Masih throwing away trash that included burned religious materials.

Village clerics like Chishti hold far more sway over Pakistanis than government officials. They lead prayers and give guidance on many aspects of life.

“The cleric should be freed,” said Noman, a 12-year-old boy wearing a t-shirt and shorts as bearded men gathered at the village mosque and barefoot children played nearby.

“She (Masih) should be punished.”


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1 dr.music September 8, 2012 at 7:04 am

The Deeply Religious Card-Carrying Islamic mullah from Pakistan who gently and righteously tore and burnt the Koran is a WorldHero….. guided gently and rightly by allah or moremad-the-dirty-arab he was shown the righteous and islamic way to tear apart and burn the koran. Cool. This is a good start…..allah is gently and rightly showing the world that it’s cool to destroy the koran. This Deeply Religious Card-Carrying Islamic mullah from Pakistan who tore and burnt the Koran should be released from police custody asap and should be given a noble prize and continuous free world travel to show the planet’s people how to gently and righteously tear and burn the koran.
This is the next step of islam…burning after reading the koran whenever one comes across any koran however beautiful and stylishly written….you got to burn it bro…allah guided us so. It has be the right thing to do …….gently guided by allah and moremad-the-dirty arab. Tock tock tock tock your forehead on the ground now and wait for the next revelation from allah…coming soon to any Islamic country near you.

This Deeply Religious Card-Carrying Islamic mullah from Pakistan who tore and burnt the Koran is truly a great muslim-man. Actually he should be given a beautiful marble statue that shows his tearing the koran and next to him in a series of 2 there should be a second beautiful marble statue of him burning the koran. It would look so lovely replicated in most town squares all over the globe as a super tribute to the first man after moremad-the-dirty-arab showing the world and all his fellow muslims how to rightly and gently tear and burn all the Korans that they ever come across. There will be strongman shows on tv for and of people claiming they can tear a koran in seconds flat for cash rewards ofcourse. Whatever he did allah showed This Deeply Religious Card-Carrying Islamic mullah from Pakistan who tore and burnt the Koran rightly and verily so now he must show the world how allah guided him rightly to tear and burn the koran. Everyone and their dogs want to do it too. YESS !!! YESS !!! YESS !!! PAKISTAN IS SHOWING THE WAY OF HOW korans SHOULD BE BURNT properly and allah-guided. This Deeply Religious Card-Carrying Islamic mullah from Pakistan who allah guided gently to tear and burn the Koran should be invited to the UN for a jam-packed audience from around the world…tribal-heads should be invited too…. we should call this guy moremad-the-dirty arabtoo. Aaahhh……PAKISTAN….The Land of The Pure…..pure muslims….pure thugs……all muslims.
There are so many mozzys on this planet daily that now you can actually see them from space…..i’m sure…..and the b l o o d-stain too….archealogically the islam-bloodstain has only been around for just a mere 1400 years. Time to can it!

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