Skip to comments.Christian Girl Hailed as 'Daughter of Nation' by Senior [Islamic] Pakistani Cleric
Posted on 09/04/2012 6:11:52 AM PDT by marshmallow
The Christian girl who was allegedly framed for blasphemy by her local mullah has been hailed as a "daughter of the nation" by one of Pakistan's most senior Islamic clerics, who also vowed to guarantee her safety if she is eventually released from prison.
The heavyweight support for Rimsha Masih from the chairman of the All Pakistan Ulema Council, a grouping of Islamic clerics, is being seen as a remarkable turn of events in a country where individuals accused of insulting Islam are almost never helped by powerful public figures.
In a fiery press conference at a central Islamabad hotel, Hafiz Mohammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi, flanked by other senior clerics, demanded all the organs of the Pakistani state come together to investigate the circumstances surrounding the arrest last month of a girl who it is claimed has Down's syndrome.
He also lambasted Hafiz Mohammed Khalid Chishti, the imam from the Mehrabadi slum neighbourhood on the edge of Islamabad, who was accused over the weekend of tampering with evidence in order to ensure the girl's conviction.
"Our heads are bowed with shame for what Chishti did," Ashrafi said.
He later said Chishti was merely the front man for other individuals "behind the scene" who wanted to stoke local antagonism against the Christian minority in the area in order to force them to flee.
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How... journalistically prudent of The Guardian...
I guess all that time under lock and key under threat of penalty of death was a mirage then.
They are saying that Chishti, who framed her, "allegedly framed" her.
That insulates them from a lawsuit from Chishti.
It’s indisputable fact that she was framed.
That they weasel worded it makes them appear to wish that she’d actually done it.
So if she survives being imprisoned, he'll protect her? How convenient.
Why is the girl still in prison (or like in the first place)??
Proverbs 21:1 The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord , as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.
Our God is an awesome God.