Blasphemy against Islam or the Prophet Muhammad is a major crime that is sometimes punishable by death in the Muslim world, but, it should be noted, rarely requires proof.
If you believe this story might appear in mainstream media outlets throughout the
According to eyewitnesses who spoke to Express News the rioters broke into houses, looted them and burned the remaining belongings on the road.
Rana Sanaullah, the Punjab Law Minister, stated there was no reason for violence since the perpetrator of the blasphemy was arrested on Friday. Sanaullah added that victims will be compensated within five days and claimed that charges have been made against those responsible for the vandalism, and they will be prosecuted for their actions as well.
All of which sounds like a positive solution to yet another uprising by overly zealous followers of the “religion of peace.” Positive, that is, until the complete story is told.
According to a local bishop in the Badami Bagh area of
Police and Gill identified the Christian man as Sawan Masih and came to the neighborhood to investigate. After Christians in the community handed Masih over to law enforcement officials, they locked up their homes and fled to stay with relatives in other areas.
Soon after, the mob arrived with hammers and steel rods, breaking into and burning houses, ransacking two churches and burning Bibles and crosses.
Hardly an appropriate response, and certainly an extreme overreaction to say the least.
But then consider the story related by the Muslim accuser. The two men had been “drinking” far into the night.
In Chapter Two of the Koran, also known as “The Cow” or Surah Al-Baqarah, Verse 219 says, “They ask you about drinking and gambling. Say: There is great harm in both, although they have some benefit for men; but their harm is far greater than their benefit.”
Therefore, even though alcohol can be beneficial, it does more harm than good. Consequently, pious Muslims should refrain from consumption of alcohol according to Allah and the Prophet Muhammad.
In other words we should overlook the fact that the accuser was drinking and consider only his blasphemous accusation, even though it was a lie resulting in the torching of more than 40 residences. All based purely on hearsay.
The man who filed the blasphemy charges, Shahi Imran, takes no responsibility for the actions of the estimated 3,000 rioters, saying he left the area before they arrived. Imran expressed the opinion that Masih should be punished but other Christians should not be harmed.
Masih, who remains in custody in an undisclosed location, said, “Poor people were living here. They have lost all their belongings. Where can they go now?”
Such an event is just one of many that continuously take place through the
Needless to say, political correctness would never allow the truth to be exposed when it is easier to simply ignore the reality that the problem even exists.
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