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Cleric arrested for falsifying evidence in blasphemy case

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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," Jaffri said.

"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?

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posted on Sep, 2 2012 @ 09:04 AM
Just goes to show there are arseholes everywhere!
The hate mongers exist on both sides of the coin.......
These are the "leaders" of men........
When we gonna tell em all to hit the road?

posted on Sep, 2 2012 @ 09:19 AM
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Pakistan blasphemy laws used to justify 'murder': EU parliament

In a resolution adopted in Strasbourg, the assembled Euro MPs expressed "deep concern" at the Pakistani blasphemy laws, calling for a "thoroughgoing review" of the legislation which is "open to misuse."

The laws can carry the death sentence and are "often used to justify censorship, criminalisation, persecution and, in certain cases, the murder of members of political, racial and religious minorities," the parliament said in a strongly-worded statement.

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It is interesting that the EU Parliament has openly stated the Pakistani blasphemy laws could be used to murder political, racial and religious minorities.

It would appear that the arrested Iman has attempted to use the law for exactly that purpose.

Can we expect Islamic riots in response to a Muslim Iman burning the Koran or is such moral indignation only reserved for non-Muslims who do so?

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