Skip to comments.Desecration of Holy Quran: Mob burns down churches in Sangla Hill
Posted on 11/12/2005 5:04:25 PM PST by milestogo
Desecration of Holy Quran: Mob burns down churches in Sangla Hill
SHEIKHUPURA: A crowd of about 1,500 protesters attacked and burned two churches on Saturday following reports that a Christian man had desecrated the Holy Quran, police said.
A school, a student hostel and the home of a priest were also torched in the incident near the town of Sangla Hill, said Ali Asghar Dogar, a police official.
The attacks came a day after a local Muslim resident accused Yousaf Masih, a Christian, of burning a one-room Islamic school along with copies of the Holy Quran. Dogar said that no one was injured in the attacks.
The Punjab Home Secretary said that Yousaf Masih had been arrested for the desecration, adding: The police has also arrested almost 90 people involved in vandalising the churches. Pervaiz said that it had been established that Yousaf had committed the offence, adding that the police will investigate into who provoked the youths to burn the churches.
Dogar had said earlier that police were also investigating the conflagration on Friday night. Some people told us last night that it was carried out by Yousaf Masih, and we have registered a case against him, he had said. Another police official, Pervez Rahim, confirmed that Masih had been arrested.
However, Dogar said that allegations against Masih were apparently levelled by people who had lost money while gambling with him on Friday. We dont know who is right and who is wrong, but the fact remains that hundreds of people today attacked two churches and burned them, he said, adding that the situation was now under control.
Shahbaz Bhatti, head of the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance, condemned the attacks. No Christian burned copies of the Holy Quran. No Christian can even think of doing it, he said. We have a lot of respect for the Holy Quran and Islams Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Local Muslim leaders had used mosques to urge Muslims to attack the churches, Bhatti said.
How about a location? At least in the keywords...
When is someone going to start torching their mosques en masse?
nevermind, found it in the last paragragh
Mindless animals following the teachings of an illiterate, pedophile mass murderer.
>Local Muslim leaders had used mosques to urge Muslims to attack the churches, Bhatti said.<
Religion of Peace Alert!
...but we're supposed to treat these monsters like they're our equals.
This insanity is going to be the death of the free world.
You are so right. The more I hear this evil called a religion of peace, the less I feel we will ever eradicate this horror.
It has not happened because WE ARE NOT BARBARIANS.
(We use them instead of toilet paper or corn cobs in our outhouses. Also does nicely lining the bottom of bird cages, and for housebreaking dogs....)
I use the Quran to drain my Bacom for breakfast.
They burn nicley with all the bacon grease on them.
Why bother wiping your butt with them? A Freeper's butt deserves better. With winter coming, time to stock up for the fireplace.
I suddenly have an urge to burn Korans
I must admit they are easier on the tush than the corn cobs......and they make good firestarters for the woodstove.....
One Quran can build 2-3 good fires in mine...
En masse or AT MASS? I'd love to see one go up during their daily "prayers".....Heck, I'll even bring the marshmallows and weiners....
I tried to line my cats' litter boxes with pages from the Koran, but they stopped using it. Something about it being "redundant" I guess.