Skip to comments.Pakistan: Christian Girl Accused Of Blasphemy Over Spelling Error
Posted on 09/25/2011 7:13:32 PM PDT by Just4Him
ABBOTTABAD: It may have been a mere misplaced dot that led to accusations of blasphemy against a Christian eighth-grader, whose miniscule error led to her expulsion from school and uproar amongst local religious leaders.
Faryal Bhatti, a student at the Sir Syed Girls High School in Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) colony Havelian, erroneously misspelt a word in an Urdu exam while answering a question on a poem written in praise of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). The word in question was laanat instead of naat an easy error for a child to make, as the written versions of the words are similar.
According to the school administration and religious leaders who took great exception to the hapless students mistake, the error is serious enough to fall within the realm of blasphemy, Saturday.
Spelling out her punishment
On Thursday, Faryals Urdu teacher was collecting the answer sheets from her students when she noticed the apparently offensive word on her pupils sheet. The teacher, Fareeda Bibi, reportedly summoned the Christian girl, scolded her and beat her. Her punishment, however, did not end here. When Faryals class fellows learnt of the alleged blasphemy, the teacher brought the principals notice to the matter, who further informed the school management.
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This reminds me of the agnostic, dyslexic insomniac who stayed awake all night wondering if there really IS a dog.
I remember that one.
Won't work. These guys all live out of their one dhoti and beyond that they're hopeless.
You gotta unnerstann, it's a whirl gone mad.
Oh please, it’s not like she wrote “Mahomet was a sadistic, murdering anti-Semitic pedophile false prophet” or anything like that/s;) What is the alleged “blasphemy” of the misspelled word, if anybody out there knows Urdu?
The Nazis are back, Ari, look out! (You can hide in my basement.)
It’s not as if she said:
If asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a Jew a janitor makes me a warrior for the working class, I wear that as a badge of honor.
Can it get any more charming?
I honestly don’t think the Communists under Stalin or the Germans under Hitler were that bad. They simply would have corrected the error.
Now Chairman Mao or whoever named Kim is in charge in N. Korea might be another maatter.
“The Nazis are back, Ari, look out! (You can hide in my basement.)”
Don’t worry. No cats were harmed in this story.
OK, I googled.
A “naat” is an encomium to Mad Mo, like that poem was apparently intended to be.
“Laanat” means “damn.”
A little round dot seems to be the only difference in the Urdu text.
Of course these freaks, with not just a chip, but an entire Frito-Lay factory on their shoulders, act as though the girl was guilty of far worse than poor penmanship. Actually I’d say damn the poem too, but I’m safe outside of Pakistan.
Dear leader would have (possibly still will) sent her and her entire family to the camps!
I hate to say it, but Ann Coulter was right. We should have formed a Pax Americana and taken over the planet.
What makes you think Urdu is a fake language?
It’s basically the same language as Hindi, with the only real difference being the alphabet used to write it, much as Serbian and Croatian are the same language except for the script. (As with Serbo-Croatian, extremists of both groups insist loudly they are two different languages. Unbiased linguists disagree.)
The combined language, sometimes known as Hindustani, is probably the third most commonly spoken language on the planet after Mandarin and English, with Urdu alone accounting for something like 75M speakers.
What’s fake about that?
We'd have to call it something else, as we wouldn't really be America anymore.
Wait, what is this? The teacher's name is BiBi. That is obviously a Jewish name "(Bibi Netanyhu)". Drag her out of the classroom, scold her and beat her
In the Mrs Robinson’s 4th grade class, I left the R out of “shirt” on a spelling test but I don’t remember getting in trouble. Jesus loves you more than you will know, Wo-wo-wo.
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