Pakistani girl falsely accused of blasphemy ‘in Canada’

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A Pakistani Christian girl who was falsely accused of blasphemy has fled to Canada with her family, a Christian organisation says.


Rimsha Masih, aged 14, was detained in a maximum security prison for several weeks in August 2012, accused of burning pages from the Koran.

The case attracted widespread international concern.

Although charges against Rimsha were dropped, she and her family were forced into hiding after death threats.

Rimsha, who is believed to have learning difficulties, was arrested in a Christian area of the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, after a furious crowd demanded she be punished.

A local Muslim cleric has since been accused of framing her.

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  1. Let’s be honest. If she is a christian, then she MUST commit blasphemy against Allah.
    All the Muslims in Pakistan are committing blasphemy against Cayden Cailean when they refuse to get drunk on special occasions.

    • In reply to #1 by zengardener:

      Let’s be honest. If she is a christian, then she MUST commit blasphemy against Allah.
      All the Muslims in Pakistan are committing blasphemy against Cayden Cailean when they refuse to get drunk on special occasions.

      This is what I always say is biased about blasphemy laws. People are allowed to blaspheme constantly if they do so VIA some other religion but not if they do so from outside of any religion.

      It’s impossible to simply truthfully state what you believe without blaspheming against all the religions you don’t subscribe to. (Because basically you have to state that you think they aren’t true, which is blasphemous.) But only those people who are stating that BY stating that they have their own religion, and their own religion believes something different, are allowed to do so by blasphemy laws. Anyone who says what they think WITHOUT the protection of doing so from their own religion does not get that protection.

  2. One of these days we’ll be able to hear the word Pakistan and not automatically think ignorant fools that America , for reasons that surpass understanding, chooses to maintain a relationship with. If it weren’t for the 5 or 10 thousand bug nutty jackasses that cause all this trouble Pakistan would be a vacation destination.

    • In reply to #2 by DocWebster:

      One of these days we’ll be able to hear the word Pakistan and not automatically think ignorant fools that America , for reasons that surpass understanding, chooses to maintain a relationship with. If it weren’t for the 5 or 10 thousand bug nutty jackasses that cause all this trouble Pakistan would b…

      The problem is, that while there are only 5 or 10 thousand nutty jackasses who think apostasy should be capitally punished, there are those millions who might not go that far, but still think it should be punished in SOME way. It’s a difference in degree of primitive vicious lunacy, not in kind. And somehow, it is the women and girls who bear the brunt of it.

      • In reply to #3 by justinesaracen:

        In reply to #2 by DocWebster:

        One of these days we’ll be able to hear the word Pakistan and not automatically think ignorant fools that America , for reasons that surpass understanding, chooses to maintain a relationship with. If it weren’t for the 5 or 10 thousand bug nutty jackasses that cause al…

        Also, sadly, there are people in Pakistan (rather more than a few thousand) who are thinking:

        “One of these days we’ll be able to hear the word America and not automatically think ignorant fools that Pakistan , for reasons that surpass understanding, chooses to maintain a relationship with. If it weren’t for the 5 or 10 thousand bug nutty jackasses that cause all this trouble America would be a vacation destination.”

        It’s a completely different mindset – and I agree, it is millions of people we have to worry about, not thousands, across the whole Islamic world…

        The major difference with the lunatic Christians in the West is that at least there is a possibility that the Christians will at some point in their lives receive some form of education that opens their eyes – sadly, this isn’t likely in countries like Pakistan…

  3. A local muslim cleric has been accused of framing her but SHE (a handicapped child incidentally) is the one who has to flee in order not to be savagely killed by the practitioners of the “religion of peace”. What a screwed up place Pakistan is. On the positive side, a better life awaits in Canada for her and her family.

  4. That headline is terribly misleading.

    What it SHOULD say is “Pakistani girl falsely accused of blasphemy IS NOW in Canada.”

    Leaving that “is now” out makes it sound like the “falsely accused of blasphemy” is the thing that “in Canada” is talking about, rather than the girl.

    So I was expecting an article about a Canadian blasphemy law.

  5. Was a reason ever found as to why this girl was ‘framed by a cleric’?
    Is being mentally handicapped such an affront to allah? And what of the physically deformed that you usually see being paraded in and around India as some kind of entertainment?

  6. @OP – A local Muslim cleric has since been accused of framing her.

    It is the tribalism which supports the corrupt Muslim cleric “wrong or wrong” in his efforts to stir up religious hate while asserting “moral superiority”. There have been people who similarly rushed to the defence of RCC abusive priests and the bishops who covered up!

    (They are sinners, but they are OUR sinners – so by “faith thinking”, – “deserve” OUR support [wrong or wrong])

    http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Latest-News-Wires/2012/0902/Muslim-cleric-arrested-for-framing-Christian-girl-accused-of-burning-a-Quran
    A Muslim cleric was arrested by Pakistani police for allegedly planting pages of a Quran in a Christian girl’s shopping bag with burned papers and ashes. The case has spotlighted Pakistan’s blasphemy laws.

    Jaffery said a member of the mosque where the cleric works came forward Saturday and said man said the imam had placed the evidence in the bag. According to police, the man claimed Chishti said it was a way to get rid of the Christians.

    The man’s testimony only surfaced more than two weeks after the girl was originally arrested, raising questions about why he did not come forward sooner.

    However – if they are some other faith-heads’ sinners – criticism is forthcoming – in the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR as well as in the mainstream media!

  7. I’d be the happiest Pakistani on the planet if I was forced the move to Canada. As a Child, I was always confused why virtually all wars were fought in the name of religion. For verbal ammo, I started reading around in the bible and it became real obvious real fast. It states in there, in several places, that if they don’t believe in ‘me’ to kill, or destroy, or several other related euphemism’s. The mentality of the fanatics was a bit more understandable. Of course, I’ve heard good ole Jimmy Swaggard say the same thing about Homosexuals. Yes sir, we most definitely have a loving and compassionate god on our hands.

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