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Desecration of Holy Quran: Mob burns down churches in Sangla Hill
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Posted on 11/12/2005 5:04:25 PM PST by milestogo

Desecration of Holy Quran: Mob burns down churches in Sangla Hill

Staff Report

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 don’t 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 Islam’s Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).”

Local Muslim leaders had used mosques to urge Muslims to attack the churches, Bhatti said.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: churchburning; korandesecration; pakistan; persecution; trop; wot

1 posted on 11/12/2005 5:04:26 PM PST by milestogo
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To: milestogo

How about a location? At least in the keywords...


2 posted on 11/12/2005 5:07:33 PM PST by Texas_Jarhead
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To: milestogo

When is someone going to start torching their mosques en masse?


3 posted on 11/12/2005 5:07:57 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy (It's a fight to the death with Democrats.)
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To: milestogo

nevermind, found it in the last paragragh


4 posted on 11/12/2005 5:08:41 PM PST by Texas_Jarhead
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To: milestogo
Bring it:


5 posted on 11/12/2005 5:09:38 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Let's tear down the observatory so we never get hit by a meteor again!)
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To: milestogo
This just steels our resolve. Mohammad (SBUH).
6 posted on 11/12/2005 5:09:44 PM PST by Ben Mugged (Sins can be forgiven but stupid is forever.)
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To: milestogo

Mindless animals following the teachings of an illiterate, pedophile mass murderer.


7 posted on 11/12/2005 5:11:44 PM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: milestogo

>Local Muslim leaders had used mosques to urge Muslims to attack the churches, Bhatti said.<

Religion of Peace Alert!


8 posted on 11/12/2005 5:16:09 PM PST by G Larry (Only strict constructionists on the Supreme Court!)
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To: milestogo
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.

...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.

9 posted on 11/12/2005 5:17:49 PM PST by Prime Choice (Never excuse treason as "dissent.")
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To: Prime Choice

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.


10 posted on 11/12/2005 5:21:12 PM PST by ladyinred ("Progressive" = code word for Communist/Nazi)
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To: Prime Choice

Ditto


11 posted on 11/12/2005 5:23:55 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Tagline Repair Service. Let us fix those broken Taglines. Inquire within(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
When is someone going to start torching their mosques en masse?

It has not happened because WE ARE NOT BARBARIANS.

12 posted on 11/12/2005 5:26:59 PM PST by A message
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To: milestogo
One Quran = 2 churches?

Why not: Burn 1 Church = burn a pile of Qurans of equal volume?

It's just math -- which is the right ratio?
13 posted on 11/12/2005 5:27:34 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA (")
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
Don't burn Qurans!!!! We don't burn Qurans!!!

(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....)

14 posted on 11/12/2005 5:34:08 PM PST by dirtbiker (I've tried to see the liberal point of view, but I couldn't get my head that far up my a$$....)
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To: All
I use the Quran to drain my Bacon for breakfast.
They bum nicley with all the bacon grease on them.
15 posted on 11/12/2005 5:43:48 PM PST by Nalu
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To: All

I use the Quran to drain my Bacom for breakfast.
They burn nicley with all the bacon grease on them.


16 posted on 11/12/2005 5:44:38 PM PST by Nalu
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To: dirtbiker

Why bother wiping your butt with them? A Freeper's butt deserves better. With winter coming, time to stock up for the fireplace.


17 posted on 11/12/2005 5:45:49 PM PST by gotribe (Hillary: Accessory to Rape)
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To: milestogo

I suddenly have an urge to burn Korans


18 posted on 11/12/2005 6:24:56 PM PST by elohim
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To: gotribe
Why bother wiping your butt with them? A Freeper's butt deserves better.

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...

19 posted on 11/12/2005 6:26:07 PM PST by dirtbiker (I've tried to see the liberal point of view, but I couldn't get my head that far up my a$$....)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
When is someone going to start torching their mosques en masse?

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....

20 posted on 11/12/2005 6:29:14 PM PST by dirtbiker (I've tried to see the liberal point of view, but I couldn't get my head that far up my a$$....)
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To: milestogo

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.


21 posted on 11/12/2005 6:41:09 PM PST by manwiththehands
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