posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 04:53 AM
reply to post by Samuelis
i like it how you stated as fact that she was caught burning the book, she wasn't.
: "...for allegedly
1st sentence of 1st post
: "...charged with blasphemy in Pakistan after she reportedly
burnt the pages of a Koran
1st sentence of my comments
: "It is difficult to believe
a child (aged around 11) with Downs Syndrome would carry out the alleged
Followed shortly by
: "It therefore seems the most likely hypothesis is a trumped up charge
against a victim unable to answer for
Come on, Samuelis, what on earth are you talking about?
Originally posted by digital01anarchy
Originally posted by pause4thought
reply to post by Firefly_
If anything happens to this girl then we should all burn a copy of the Koran in protest.
I disagree strongly. While I understand your anger I would certainly not condone such actions. Mutual respect is the only way forward, otherwise all
you get is a spiral of violence.
I genuinely believe many Muslims would be horrified at the actions of extremist governments, communities and individuals. I think they should be
supported, not alienated. There has to be a constructive way forward.
Yes we can tell this from the flood of Muslims who have written letters to the government urging them to stop This is a reality with moderate
Muslims who are a minority not a majority as they are looked at as less holy by the extreme Muslims and hold very little weight within their religious
community. I'm sorry to say this but these are the same type of people who killed Mahatma Gandhi
While we perceive things a bit differently I think you are getting to the heart of a major issue: Where is the centre of gravity within the Muslim
community? I would say that the majority of Muslim people in most countries follow the tenets of their faith without feeling the
need to follow the interpretations given by violent extremists.
But where religious leaders who promote extremist views come to the fore the
majority are intimidated by threats of violence, and thereby silenced. (The examples given earlier of prominent figures in Pakistan who have spoken
out against the Blasphemy Law, only to be killed as a result, surely gives food for thought.) Concerning your reference to violent mobs, I agree —
it is a great evil. But many Muslims would also agree. The quiet majority of humane, peace loving (Muslim) individuals who are horrified by mob
violence will not be encouraged to speak out if we tar them with the same brush as extremists!
What is happening in this shocking case needs a more careful response than reversion to stereotypes and claims that most Muslims are like this. They
truly are not.
reply to post by RimDaas
This girl ALLEGEDLY burnt a Quran! You are INSTRUCTED to burn anything which has Allah's name on it after you are done using it!
That's very interesting. Where does this instruction come from? It wouldn't include the Quran, though, surely?
(It's worth noting that "Witnesses claim that Rimsha, daughter of Misrak Masih, burnt ten pages of the Noorani Qaida
, an Islamic booklet used
to learn basic Arabic and the Qur'an...", — quoted on p.1 — so perhaps the instruction you refer to is very