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Girl, 11, Could Face Death in Pakistan for 'Blasphemy'

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  1. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    Girl, 11, Could Face Death in Pakistan for 'Blasphemy'

    To some, she's an innocent victim, an apparently mentally challenged Christian girl swept up by a rising tide of irrational Islamic extremism. To others, she's God's enemy, guilty of a crime so vile the only suitable punishment is death.

    On Monday, Pakistani police arrested the girl, known only by her first name, Ramsha, after accusations that she burned pages of the Koran, Islam's holy book. In Pakistan, it is a crime to utter derogatory statements or insult the Prophet Muhammad or the Koran in any way. Blasphemy convictions carry an automatic death sentence.

    The accusations, made by the girl's neighbors in a mixed Christian-Muslim neighborhood, sent area Muslims into a fury, with some police reports suggesting an angry mob of hundreds of men descended on her home demanding authorities arrest her and charge her with blasphemy.

    They then allegedly went on a rampage, attacking the girl's family and setting Christian houses on fire. The girl's parents are now in protective custody and, according to reports, several Christian families have left the neighborhood, an impoverished district in the country's capital, Islamabad.

    Police officials put the girl in jail for 14 days, but suggested the charges might be dropped for a lack of evidence. When she was brought to jail, she reportedly had a shopping bag filled with religious and Arabic-language papers, but it was unclear whether the papers were pages of the Koran.

    Some have said the girl is mentally challenged and suffers from Down's syndrome.

    The case is drawing worldwide condemnation, including from senior officials in the United States, a key military and political ally that gives billions in annual aid to Pakistan.

    For rest ---> http://news.yahoo.com/girl-11-could...blasphemy-213643977--abc-news-topstories.html
  2. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    I would like to hope that our muslim brothers wouldn't execute a mentally challenged 14 year old but I don't have much faith in humanity.
  3. rocboy22

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    Even if she is executed, I wouldn't say it was by Muslims. It would be by the Pakistani Govt.

    When someone is executed here, do you think of a religion as the party doing it?
  4. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately, they are well within their right to do just that according to their own teachings.
  5. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    Yeah they are, and I know there are many law and order types who are big on responsibility that post here so I am not certain there will be much opposition to this travesty.
  6. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    you aren't executed in the USA for religious beliefs or for burning the bible. This is a religious law. In my view it is islam that is executing her.
  7. rocboy22

    rocboy22 Active Member

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    seriously? I don't see how anyone here WOULDN'T be opposed to this girl's execution
  8. rocboy22

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    tell that to your islamic neighbor and see what he says. it doesnt matter if it is a religious law, it is not something subscribed to by all muslims.
  9. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Are they told to do it to unbelievers in the Koran or not? I know the answer but do you?
  10. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt °¤~Cold Eternal~¤° Staff Member

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    Per the guidelines

    http://cowboyszone.com/forums/dallascowboys.php?t=239487

    #6 - You will not post religious discussions or comments.
    #7 - You will not post political discussions or comments.

    This so happens to be religious and political since their government/law is religious law.

    Plus the comments already have reached into religious territory even though most here already know it is against forum rules. However I would like to thank those that have read so far and did not comment/post because they knew better.

    With that said...

    Closed.

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