Posts Tagged ‘Rimsha Masih’

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.

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