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A mob beat a Pakistani student to death at his university campus on Thursday after he was accused of sharing blasphemous content on social media, university and police officials said.
A group of about 10 students shouted "Allahu Akbar" during the attack on fellow student Mashal Khan, who was stripped naked and beaten with planks until his skull caved in as other students looked on
Blasphemy is a highly sensitive topic in Muslim-majority Pakistan, where insulting the Prophet Mohammed is a capital crime that has dozens languishing on death row and where even an accusation can lead to violence.
"After severe torture that led his death, the charged students then wanted to burn his body," said Shinwari.
One of Khan's teachers recalled that he was a passionate and critical student.
"He was brilliant and inquisitive, always complaining about the political system of the country, but I never heard him saying anything controversial against the religion," said the teacher.
In 2011, a bodyguard assassinated Punjab provincial governor Salman Taseer after the governor called for reforming blasphemy laws.
Taseer's killer, executed last year, has been hailed by religious hard-liners as a martyr to Islam and a shrine has been erected at his grave.
originally posted by: Sublimecraft
a reply to: knowledgehunter0986
Opinions and free speech is a universal right, except in Islam - therein it is a crime punishable by death - "do not diss our unprovable fantasy about our cherished pedophile"