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September 7th, 2012
05:39 AM ET

Judge in Pakistan grants bail to Christian girl accused of blasphemy

By Reza Sayah and Nasir Habib, CNN

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) - A Pakistani judge on Friday granted bail to Rimsha, a 14-year-old Christian girl detained over accusations she burned pages of the Quran in a case that has heightened religious tensions in the volatile country.

The All Pakistan Minorities Alliance, which represents religious minorities in the country, will pay the sum of roughly $10,000 to secure Rimsha's release from jail, said Tahir Naveed Chaudhry, one of her lawyers and a leading member of the alliance.

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Filed under: Christianity • Islam • Pakistan • Quran

soundoff (116 Responses)
  1. Richard

    Why are none of the comments talking about the poor girl or about the silly blasphemy law?

    September 10, 2012 at 10:32 pm |
    • Harry

      Here Ya Go !!! Happy ?

      Indian police have charged 80 people for burying children alive in an ancient Hindu ceremony known as "the festival of pits."
      The ceremony, in which children - some less than a year old - are buried alive briefly and then dug up, happened on Monday in southern Tamil Nadu state, The Asian Age reported on Thursday.

      September 11, 2012 at 9:30 am |
  2. Dilip Mirchandani

    The only growth left in India is the hair between the legs. Value of rupee has tanked, inflation is in the clouds, stock market has crashed, corruption is rampant, hospitals are burning, people are dying in scores, societal values have rotted, Microsoft and GE are pulling the plug on call centers...Dell and Delta Airlines have almost packed up and shifted the call centers to Canada. Pakistan has opened up Wagah Border to provide food aid for India (Thank you, Pakistan, for helping out).

    September 10, 2012 at 7:15 pm |
  3. Ashok Mehta

    LIPSTICK ON A PIG: The Story of India
    Mirror Mirror on the Wall
    Indian Hindus are the slimiest of them all
    The way you let the Shadows Play
    You'd think my hair was getting Gray.
    What's that, you say? A double chin?
    Nah, that's the way the light comes in.

    Self Denial....is the Hindu play
    Maybe catharsis is another way.

    September 10, 2012 at 7:13 pm |
  4. Kiran Kumar

    We now need to focus on Indian hindu Terrorist Groups (PTGs). India with a population of little over 1.2 billion hindu skunk smelling terrorists, there is no value that this nation could bring to the table, except terrorizing Kashmiris and minorities. Their soldiers (terrorists in army uniform) continued to protect al Qaida and terrorists around the world. Indian youth are directionless and committing crimes or turning into terrorists out of frustration. Not a day goes by without hearing some bad news out of India, be it Taliban attacking Mumbai or politicians going after decent individuals like seth dawood, or dishonest like manmohan singh leaking taking bribes from enemies of Israel. With current economic turmoil in the US and Europe, we cannot support this liability country forever on our tax dollars. It's time to break up India into smaller manageable states.

    I am Indian-American and giving my honest opinion. And I am jobless

    September 10, 2012 at 5:54 pm |
    • Reprinted With Pride

      Wow!! It raises a million dollar question: will India ever become a normal Nation? In the interest of peace loving world communities, India needs to break up in smaller states like commie Russia.

      September 10, 2012 at 5:55 pm |
    • Alice C

      Being a Hindu Indian from gandolore, I'm so embarrassed, I try to make me feel better by posting racist comments on people who are not Indian Hindus. Why did my father not use condoms??

      September 10, 2012 at 5:57 pm |
    • TAMMARQKK

      So now what? Maoists Panthers and Sikh are kicking some dirt in "disputed areas" in India. I hear ISI, BIS, CIA are active in the border towns, how long would it be before we see peaceful nations called "Aazad Khalistan" and Biharistan and Kashmiristan? Just curious.

      September 10, 2012 at 6:28 pm |
    • Albert

      Don't you guys get he is NOT a hindu and NOT an Indian?

      September 10, 2012 at 7:05 pm |
    • krm1007 ©™

      youmdumb Paki AAS, PTGs is for Pakistani Terrorist Groups, not Indian hindu Terrorist Groups. Haha caught Paki turd with Pajamas down. LOL!

      September 11, 2012 at 1:02 am |
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    September 10, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
  6. krm1007 ©™

    We now need to focus on Pakistani Terrorist Groups (PTGs). This week, Mrs. Clinton labeled Pakistan-based terrorist group Haqqani a threat to American interest in the South Asia. She also came close on numerous occasions to label Pakistan a terror sponsoring state, and who was the US policy maker who called Pakistan a "ROGUE STATE". Pakistan with a population of little over 180 million Sunni dominated Muslims, there is no value that this nation could bring to the table, except terrorist threats. Their soldiers (terrorists in army uniform) continued to protect al Qaida and terrorists around the world. Pakistani youths are directionless and committing crimes or turning into terrorists out of frustration. Not a day goes by without hearing some bad news out of Pakistan, be it Taliban attacking Pakistani military bases or politicians going after decent individuals like Ambassador Haqqani, or dishonest like HQ Khan leaking Nuclear secretes to enemies of Israel. With current economic turmoil in the US and Europe, we cannot support this liability country forever on our tax dollars. It's time to break up Pakistan into smaller manageable states.

    I am Pakistani-American and giving my honest opinion.

    September 10, 2012 at 3:55 pm |
    • Reprinted With Permission ©

      Wow!! It raises a million dollar question: will Pakistan ever become a normal Nation? In the interest of peace loving world communities, Pakistan needs to break up in smaller states like Bangladesh.

      September 10, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
    • Alice C

      Being a Pakistani, I'm so embarrassed, I try to make me feel better by posting racist comments on people who are not Pakistani Muslims. Why didn't my father practice safe s_x???

      September 10, 2012 at 4:17 pm |
    • Louis Drummond

      Attaboy KRM for speaking out. You are soooo right !!!

      September 10, 2012 at 4:19 pm |
    • TAMMARQKK

      So now what? Baloch Panthers are kicking some dirt in "disputed areas" in Pakistan. I hear CIA, RAW, Israeli Mossad are active in the border towns, how long would it be before we see a peaceful nation called "Aazad Balochistan"? Just curious.

      September 10, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
  7. Beef Lo Mein

    Hey, didn't the chinese soldiers slapped the indian general and took his clothes off and sent him back to new delhi for coming too close to Chinese border? The other indian soldiers ran away.

    September 10, 2012 at 3:32 pm |
  8. Beef Lo Mein

    Chinese defense minister gave bakshish of a few rupiahs to Indian bus drivers for driving him around. hiese guy felt pity for poor poverty stricken hindus.

    September 10, 2012 at 3:30 pm |
  9. Alice C

    Who do Indian Hindus smell like sh!t?

    September 10, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
    • Jerry

      Too much cow dung diet ! High on smell content, low on calories !!!!! LOL !!!!

      September 10, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
    • Raaj Kumar Atalvihari

      When rama spent time in forest he befriended a skunk who gave him the smell DNA. The hindu smell factor is a celebration of this "friendship".

      September 10, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
    • Cory B

      Hindus smell like sh!t simply because they ARE sh!t. Doesn't get any easier than that.

      September 10, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
  10. tuvia

    - -

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=947by3X6_RU&w=640&h=360]

    September 10, 2012 at 2:22 pm |
  11. Joan Moviewala

    Guys, I heard from realiable source in Pakistan that that night Pakistani army deployed near Abbottabad compound to protect Osama "skum" Laden, when they heard the chopper sounds, they all dropped their weapons and disappeared in night, they thought American forces were going to bomb the hsit out of Abbottabad town. Even Army Chief went into hiding with his favorite mist. resses. RLMAO !!!

    September 10, 2012 at 1:21 pm |
  12. Reprinted With Permission ©

    Once upon a town dreary, while the Pakistani Army pondered weak and weary.....
    While Osama nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a TAP! TAP! TAP!,
    As of some one gently rapping, rapping at his bedroom door.
    "'Tis some log waited Jannat hoor," Osama muttered, "tapping at my compound door —

    It ain’t no visiter….so to speak…’tis…the Nevy SEALs…7 or 8 but Not More.
    We come in peace and nothing more...to tickle you to heart’s content (POP! POP! POP!).
    To sing you some Koran songs and maybe more (POP! POP! POP!)....so go back to sleep Evermore.
    Quoth the finests Joes, Evermore".
    And when you Pakistanis wake up we will be long gone…but we will be back____will be back
    This time in Abbottabad….we will be back____
    Quoth the Navy S.e.a.l.s.…. we are coming back!!!!.

    September 10, 2012 at 12:22 pm |
    • Mohammad the Daruwala Lahore

      How funny...and true!!!! LMFAO !!!
      One can visualize the stupid Pakistani ragtag Army hiding scared from US Neavy Seals abuot murdering millions of civilian Afghans on the Northern border !!!!

      September 10, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
    • EKK Kutta

      Pakistani Army sounds to be real ragtag backward rats. Now that I think about it, how is it possible that a few Neavy Seals took over Osama's luxurious villa in Pakistan's garrison town Abbottabad in few seconds !!!! Can you believe it !!!!!! ROFL !!!!!!! Where the heck was the Pakistani army, airforce, special forces ????? Hahahahaha LOL!

      September 10, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
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