Rimsha Masih the 14 year old accused of blasphemy in Pakistan has been freed.

Posted: September 8, 2012 in Islam
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She has been freed but her life remains in danger.

UCMINISTRIES : As posted earlier this disabled uneducated 14 year was accused of Blasphemy , and in some parts of this world “accused” is all that is needed to attack and kill the person in question.  The government quickly arrested her and placed her in protected custody.  Personally it should have been those who were baying for her blood that should have been arrested. 

On August 16, 14-year-old Rimsha Misrak was torn away from her family and placed behind bars. The next day, an angry mob gathered near her home in Islamabad, Pakistan, demanding that little Rimsha be burned alive. Her crime? Allegedly burning pages with bits of the Quran written on them.”

 Can you believe the mentality of anyone demanding that a 14 year old child should be burned?  It is almost inconceivable that any human being would demand that a child be killed and burned!!!  There is no rational or reason to such wickedness.

At present she has been released on bail which is not quite the same as been exonerated and freed.  Personally Pakistan blasphemy laws need to be appealed.  But the last MP who tried that was shot by his own bodyguard.  Now what does that tell you?   Whilst Rimsha has been united with her family and we rejoice that she has been freed.  Her life is still in danger from those who are so drugged out in their religion that they can’t see sense to save themselves.

Local news

A Christian girl accused of blasphemy in Pakistan has been released on bail after more than three weeks in prison.

Rimsha Masih, 14, was arrested on August 16 for allegedly burning pages containing verses from the Koran, but she was released from a prison in Rawalpindi after a court on Friday accepted her bail application.

Paul Bhatti, Pakistan’s minister for national harmony, said Rimsha was flown by helicopter to be reunited with her family.

“She has been freed from the jail and was transported by a helicopter to a safe place. Her family members received her.”

A Pakistan television channel broadcast footage of the girl wearing a traditional baggy green shirt and dark green trousers stepping out of an armoured vehicle and sitting in a helicopter.

Her lawyer Tahir Naveed Chaudhry confirmed her release after two people submitted a surety bond guaranteeing the girl would reappear before court at a specified time.

Under Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws, burning a sacred text is punishable with life imprisonment.

Blasphemy is a very sensitive subject in Pakistan, where 97% of the 180 million population are Muslims, and allegations of insulting Islam or the prophet Mohammed often prompt a furious public reaction.

Campaigners stepped up calls for the girl’s release after police on Saturday arrested a cleric for allegedly tampering with evidence.

Hafiz Mohammed Khalid Chishti is accused of trying to bolster the case against the girl by planting pages from the Koran among  the burnt papers that were brought to him. He has denied the charge.

An interesting reponse  on facebook on this subject .  This is what she had to say.  I post it as it shows something of the feelings of many within that country.

This is a slap on our faces. Shame on us, an innocent child has to be protected from the wild wolves of Pakistan (land of holy). If a child of this age has so much threat in her own country that country does not have a right to exist. We are stone age people and do not deserve to be live in a civilized world. I am sorry to say but have to say the truth. If anyone wants to destroy Pakistan they have enough reasons to destroy it. Shame on all of us, savage people.

FROM PERSECUTION.ORG

Petition on Behalf of Rimsha Masih Gains Momentum- A petition posted on the Web site of ICC calling for the release of 14-year-old Rimsha Masih from a Pakistani prison quickly garnered over 2,000 signatures. The signatures came within a week of the petition being posted online as Rimsha’s case continued to make headlines around the globe. The petition, directed to Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States, calling for the “immediate release” of RImsha, a Christian who doctors say is mentally disabled and is currently imprisoned in Islamabad.     Her life is still in danger.  http://www.persecution.org/?p=36612

It is nice to know that there are people out there that care what happens to this girl.  But the story does not end here until this Girl and her entire family are safe.  Keep praying for her as this story is far from ended.

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  1. Recent update on this story comes from

    http://www.smh.com.au/world/senior-islamic-cleric-defends-christian-girl-20120904-25ci0.html#ixzz2643wStwu

    Which reads:

    >>>>”The Christian girl who was allegedly framed for blasphemy by her local mullah was hailed as a ”daughter of the nation” by one of Pakistan’s most senior Islamic clerics who also vowed to guarantee her safety if she is eventually released from prison.

    The heavyweight support for Rimsha Masih from the chairman of the All Pakistan Ulema Council, a grouping of Islamic clerics, is being seen as a remarkable turn of events in a country where individuals accused of insulting Islam are almost never helped by powerful public figures.

    In a fiery news conference at a central Islamabad hotel, and flanked by other senior clerics, Hafiz Mohammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi demanded all the organs of the Pakistani state come together to investigate the circumstances surrounding the arrest last month of a girl who it is claimed has Down syndrome.
    He also lambasted Hafiz Mohammed Khalid Chishti, the imam from the Mehrabadi slum neighbourhood, accused over the weekend of tampering with evidence to ensure the girl’s conviction.
    ”Our heads are bowed with shame for what Chishti did,” he said.

    Later he said Chishti was merely the front man for other individuals ”behind the scene” who wanted to stoke local antagonism against the Christian minority in the area in order to force them to flee.
    ”I have known for the last three months that some people in this area wanted the Christian community to leave so they could build a madrasa there,” he said.

    He said he would divulge more information about the people behind the alleged effort to construct an Islamic seminary on the properties vacated by the Christians at a later date.
    The cleric, who has in the past been associated with the Defence of Pakistan Council, which includes members of banned militant groups, was speaking hours after a judge’s decision to further delay a bail hearing for Rimsha until later in the week.

    Lawyers acting for Malik Hammad, a man from Rimsha’s neighbourhood who claims to have caught her carrying away the charred remains of a book that included verses from the Koran, said they could not conduct a trial because the Punjab Bar Association was holding a one-day strike
    .
    However, the case against Chishti continued to grow after two more witnesses recorded statements implicating the mullah in a plot to strengthen the case against Rimsha.”<<<<<

    UCMINISTRIES: We hope that this is a genuine appeal by the Hafiz Mohammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi of the All Pakistan Ulema Council when he says they should hang their heads in shame. However only time will tell. This is one story that is not done quite yet. If genuine in their concern then we should see an appeal of the Blasphemy Law. If there is no appeal of this hideous law then we can come to no other conclusion that it was nothing more than a political statement. Used as a quick Elastoplast to cover their embarrassment for a religion which attacks a disabled uneducated child

    The world looks on and judges a nation by the way it treats it most vulnerable.

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