Skip to comments.11 year old Christian girl with Downs Syndrome charged with blasphemy in Pakistan
Posted on 08/19/2012 2:04:18 PM PDT by NYer
The British Pakistani Christian Association brings regular news of the plight of persecuted Christians in Pakistan and the solidarity of British Pakistani Christians with their brothers and sisters at home. Many of the stories are quite disturbing and should be more widely known. Yesterday there was a report of what the blog rightly calls a "new low": the arrest of a Downs Syndrome girl for blasphemy.
Muslims in a Christian area of Islamabad found copy of the Quran was found with some of its pages burned. The BPCA points out that such burnings nearly always turn out to have been done by Muslims, or by mentally unstable people. In this case, Rimsha Masih, an 11 year old Christian girl with downs syndrome was been arrested and charged with the crime last Friday.
The police have rejected approaches by human rights workers and are presuming the guilt of this little girl. They have no regard for that fact that she is a minor or that she has Downs Syndrome.
There are some news reports to be found on Indian and Pakistani news services but this outrage seems to have escaped the notice of our media. It is up to bloggers to make a fuss, so do pass on this news if you can.
Request for your prayers, ping!
Well, whatever they do with her will be perfectly OK with the US. After all, we have important human rights issues to address, like getting the Pussy Riot chicks out of jail for desecrating the Russian cathedral.
Why would our media be concerned? They all know she should have been aborted seconds before she was born.
What is the punishment for blasphemy in Pakistan? Stoning I presume?
They are more animal than human.
I know a number of children with Down Syndrome; their parents, sensibly, do not just turn them loose with matches or around fires. I have trouble believing a handicapped girl in a Christian family just happened to find a Koran, burn some pages of it, and then some Moslems just happened to find it.
This all screams a setup.
I have a Down-syndrome nephew who can say Mass all the way through - I am glad he is a Catholic and not a Muslim or he would be murdered for that sort of behavior.
Of all the strange “crimes” that human beings have legislated of nothing, “blasphemy” is the most amazing - with “obscenity” and “indecent exposure” fighting it out for the second and third place. — Robert A. Heinlein
Find an animal that cruel, I dare you
Thank you for posting this, and we should look for follow ups to the story. Human rights abuses in Pakistan have been appalling.
Lower than animals - these are demons.
No, pure Islam.
It doesn't take the supernatural to explain this behavior. This sort of thing has been going on for as long as humans have been humans. The religious tolerance we have in the modern West is the historical exception, not the rule.
Islam is a Satanic Death Cult that’s purpose is power and control.
The serious adherents are vile and sick people.
The moderate adherents do not read the Quran.
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