In Pakistan, an illiterate child has been jailed for unknowingly burning the Quran. Where are the celebrities protesting for her?

Posted: August 22, 2012 in Islam
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UCMINISTRIES:  The Daily Mail  exposed this sad and terrible predicament recently of a downs child who accidentally burned a Koran,  Being uneducated she had no knowledge of what she burned.  Being from a Christian family there can be no doubt that this will serve to promote the usual rent a mob to start rioting.  Its almost hard to appreciate the mentality that promotes the arresting and possible lynching of any child.  So what happens they lock the child up rather than establishing true law and order.  Justice is simply a word that does not exist .  Such rioting only promotes  even more violence and even more terrorism. I suspect that it is a matter of time before a price is placed on her head.  Any civilization that  cannot temper its laws with  compassion and  allow grace to temper its people.  When Children become the mindless object of harm that civilization is not long for this world.

THE DAILY MAIL ARTICLE:

The jailing for blasphemy of the girls of Pussy Riot led to protests from almost every superannuated rocker one could think of.

When a religion has lost it reason

There has been no such concern about Rimsha Masih, a young Christian girl who lives in a slum area called Meharbadi on the outskirts of Islamabad. Or rather lived, since she is currently in an insalubrious adult jail in Rawlpindi, apparently for her own protection. Her family have also fled their home, along with about a thousand of their (Christian) neighbours.

Rimsha Mashi is illiterate and has Down’s Syndrome; her family are lowly street sweepers. Her offence? While helping her family, she burned a heap of rubbish. Since she cannot read, she did not notice they included a textbook used to teach the Quran. Although few locals were bothered by this, a cleric and two shopkeepers immediately got on the case, inciting an Islamist rent-a-mob. ‘What good are your prayers?’ the cleric asked ‘if your Quran is being burned’. We have seen that kind of incitement so many times – think back to the murderous attacks on all Scandinavians after the cartoons affair.

The girl then had to be arrested to prevent her being killed, for it is the mob rather than the Pakistani state which most ferociously seeks to enforce blasphemy laws.

The police have every reason to fear for Masih’s life. In July a mob dragged a mentally impaired man from inside a police station in rural Punjab, where he was being questioned for alleged desecration of religious texts. They beat him to death and burned his body outside the police station.

Other religious minorities in Pakistan also feel deeply unsafe. Last week, 25 Shia pilgrims were taken from a bus by Sunni extremists and gunned down. Hundreds of Hindus have fled to India in recent weeks. The leader of the Ahmadi sect was assassinated in the teeming port of Karachi. Their graves have been desecrated with Quaranic slogans too.

The Pakistani government has not been spared the hand of diabolical fanaticism either. The Governor of the Punjab was murdered by his own bodyguard for questioning the laws on blasphemy. The only Christian in the government, Sahba Bhatti, was killed for calling for reform of these laws.

So far, I have not heard a word from the likes of millionaire socialite (“journalist”) Jemima Khan nor any of those who eagerly latched onto the brilliant self-publicists called Pussy Riot, who doubtless, do not deserve to be in jail. When I do, I’ll take them at their own estimation as serious people.
Source:: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2191384/In-Pakistan-illiterate-child-jailed-unknowingly-burning-Quran-Where-celebrities-protesting-her.html#ixzz24ILdlP6G

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  1. A Pakistani cleric who accused a young Christian girl of blasphemy in a case that sparked international concern was remanded in custody Sunday on suspicion of evidence-tampering and desecrating the Koran.

    The girl, Rimsha, has been held in prison since being arrested in the poor Islamabad suburb of Mehrabad more than two weeks ago accused of burning papers containing verses from the Koran, in breach of Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws.

    A medical report last week said she had a mental age of less than 14 and her case has prompted concern among Western governments and anger from rights groups who say Pakistan’s strict blasphemy legislation is often abused to settle personal scores.

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