Skip to comments.Mob Torches Dozens of Pakistani Christian Homes [While US Aid To Pakistan Continues!]
Posted on 03/09/2013 10:21:16 AM PST by Steelfish
Mob Torches Dozens of Pakistani Christian Homes By ZAHEER BABAR and REBECCA SANTANA
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) Hundreds of people in eastern Pakistan rampaged through a Christian neighborhood Saturday, torching dozens of homes after hearing reports that a Christian man had committed blasphemy against Islam's prophet.
Blasphemy is a serious crime in Pakistan that can carry the death penalty but sometimes outraged residents exact their own retribution for perceived insults of Islam's Prophet Muhammad. Pakistan is overwhelmingly Sunni Muslim and people of other faiths, including the nation's small Christian community, are often viewed with suspicion.
The incident started Friday when a young Muslim man accused a Christian man of committing blasphemy by making offensive comments about the prophet, according to Multan Khan, a senior police officer in Lahore.
A large crowd from a nearby mosque went to the Christian man's home on Friday night, said Khan. Police registered a blasphemy case against the man after the crowd gathered and demanded action, the officer said.
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 ablaze. He said no one in the Christian community was hurt, but several policemen were injured when they were hit with stones as they tried to keep the crowd from storming the area.
But Akram Gill, a local bishop in the Lahore Christian community said the incident had more to do with personal enmity between two men one Christian and one Muslim than blasphemy. He said the men got into a brawl after drinking late one night, and in the morning the Muslim man made up the blasphemy story as payback.
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Just a bump in the road..
You honestly think Obama would be against this? I didn’t think you did ;)
I hope the new C.I.A head spook sees a pattern.
Ah, the Pakistani Spring — in Pakistan, Soetero’s home away from home.
Muslims are allowed to drink?
Blasphemy is a serious crime in Pakistan that can carry the death penalty but sometimes outraged residents exact their own retribution...That's rich -- suspects on trial kill judges and are free to go home in Pakistan, so long as they claim it's the Islamic thing to do.
The only U.S. so-called “aid” Pakistan deserves is the same “aid” we gave Japan in August, 1945.
Pakistan is a country in name only. There is little the USA can do to influence them long-term, and they should never be viewed as our friends.
Pakistan’s only exports are drugs, terrorists, and illiterate men and their cousin-wives. Anyone from Pakistan should not be allowed into the United States.
Only if no infidels are present.
Well, not ALL Pakis should be repatriated. The surgeon that did my first coronary artery bypass was from Pakistan. Thank you
Dr. Qazi, and thank God!
Do you think that our fearless leader will be saying “bad people - no set fire to other people!”
Instead he will give them more of our money because they are poor oppressed downtrodden etc.
> Pakistans only exports are drugs, terrorists, and illiterate men and their cousin-wives
And Pakistan’s biggest import? Nearly-free money and weapons from the U.S.
Too late for that already. Pakistan is now viewed as much more then a friend, Pakistan is now an indispensable ally. And a lot of influential Pakistanis and their American tools and agents are now part of the government and influencing her foreign policy.