Saturday, March 9, 2013

Pakistani Muslims Set Christian Pakistani Areas Ablaze After Alleged Blasphemy

It's not like Pakistani Muslims EVER have to have any reason to persecute Christians and in fact, most of the time they just make shit up as they more than likely have in this case where they accuse a Christian man of blasphemy and set about lighting the Christian area on fire....with dozens of Christian homes burned to the ground.

What a loving "god" that allah is, huh?

The story comes from DAWN.

Dozens of houses torched as mob attacks Lahore Christian locality

LAHORE: An enraged mob torched dozens of houses located in a Christian-dominated neighbourhood of Lahore on Saturday, DawnNews reported.

The mob attacked the houses in Joseph Colony in Badami Bagh police precincts in the provincial capital following allegations of blasphemy against a Christian man. The man was booked under Section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).

It appeared that the man had been falsely accused of blasphemy but the police was forced to register a case to placate the mob, a local police official said.

Speaking to a private television channel, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said the accused man was in police custody.

Sanaullah said all those involved in the arson would be arrested, adding that his government would try to rehabilitate the affected Christian families.

AP adds:

Police officer Multan Khan said the incident started Friday when a young Muslim man accused the Christian man of committing blasphemy.

A large crowd from a nearby mosque went to the Christian man’s home on Friday night and Khan said police took the man into custody to try to pacify the crowd.

Fearing for their safety, hundreds of Christian families fled the area overnight.

Khan said the mob returned on Saturday and began ransacking Christian homes and setting them on fire.

Blasphemy is an extremely sensitive subject in Pakistan – a nation of 180 million people, 97 per cent of whom are Muslims, and those convicted of defaming Islam or desecrating the Quran can face life imprisonment or even the death penalty.

Human rights activists claim the laws are often used to settle personal vendettas and last year two prominent politicians were assassinated apparently for speaking out against the legislation.

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