posted on Sep, 2 2012 @ 08:49 AM
The Pakistani cleric at the center of controversy surrounding the 14 year old Christian Down's Syndrome girl accused by an angry mob in Pakistan of
blasphemy and desecrating the Koran, has been arrested on suspicion of burning pages of the Koran and adding them to her book.
Desecrating the Koran and blasphemy are capital offenses in Pakistan.
Hafiz Mohammed Khalid Chishti, the imam of the mosque in Rimsha's area who first handed over evidence, was arrested on Saturday after his
assistants told a magistrate he had added pages from the Koran to the burnt pages to strengthen the case against the girl.
"They protested that he should not add something to the evidence and he should give the evidence to the police as he got it and should not do this,"
"But they said Chishti said: 'You know this is the only way to expel the Christians from this area'."
She is being held in a high-security jail in Islamabad's twin city Rawalpindi and on Friday a judge extended her remand for another two weeks.
The Pakistani police appear to believe that the Imam burnt pages of the Koran himself to fabricate a case against the Christian girl to help expel
Christians (according to the Iman's own assistants) from the area.
Can we expect an angry mob of Muslims demanding the cleric faces charges for blasphemy and desecrating the Koran?
edit on 2-9-2012 by ollncasino because: (no reason given)