August 20th, 2012
11:40 AM ET
Girl held on Pakistan blasphemy charge
By Katie Hunt and Nasir Habib, CNN
(CNN) - An 11-year-old Christian girl has been arrested and detained on charges of blasphemy for allegedly desecrating pages from the Quran in the Pakistan capital Islamabad.
According to a statement released by the President's office on Sunday, the girl, identified as Ramsha, was accused by a local resident of burning pages of the Muslim holy text after she gathered paper as fuel for cooking.
Local media reports said the girl has Down syndrome. CNN was unable to confirm these reports, however Qasim Niazi, the police officer in charge of the police station near where the incident took place, said the girl did not have a mental disorder but was illiterate and had not attended school.
The accused girl had told him she had no idea there were pages of the Quran inside the documents she burnt, he added.
Niazi said that 150 people had gathered on Friday where the neighborhood's Christian population lived and threatened to burn down their houses.
"The mob wanted to burn the girl to give her a lesson," he told CNN.
Other Christian families living in the area have fled fearing a backlash, he added.FULL STORY
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religions are crazy. believe what i believe or be punished. disgusting.
I know the atheists did it for yrs and it was disguting then too
difference is, if an atheist does something terrible like that, it's not because there's an atheist handbook telling him to - he did it for reasons other than atheism. on the other hand, sometimes religious wackos do something terrible because their koran or bible or whatever religious handbook told them to. no one does evil in the name of atheism, but religious nuts do evil in the name of god.see the difference?
Religions are crazy but return is BIG. My religion gives a mind filled with heavenly pleasure, and provides an opportunity to sit next to God Almighty with bunch of hoors (virgins), Your entire body explodes with joy a second before you blow yourself up in some third rated crowded market filled with infidels, thinking YES YES you all infidels kiss my butttt good bay, I got'ya all, see you all in hell suckers. Do you wanna try my religion?
That is one of the saddest and most brutal things I have ever heard. I hope the Pakistan government will be merciful and let her go.
The stupidity, terror and horror of Islam never ends. Is there a peaceful and easy solution?
See p. 1 for one solution
Adam: Oh my God, we’re nekkid!
God: Yes! Your nekkidness is shameful! Cover yourselves!!
Adam: I’m sorry! We…we didn’t know!
God: Now you see the world as I do!
Eve: Wait. You knew we were nekkid this whole time, and didn’t say anything?!
God: Well you weren’t supposed to know!
Adam: Yeah, we get that…but you did know! My dik’s just swingin’ on out here. Thanks for the head’s up!
God: L…let’s move on…
Eve: Come on God! We had a conversation while I was jogging yesterday. These things must have been flying everywhere! No wonder you were distracted!
God: Well I work in mysterious ways!
Adam: Hey God, were you checking out my girl’s t.i.t.s?
God: Ah….get out! Get out of the garden you’re both banned.
Eve: Yeah we busted him!
God: Yeah you enjoy child birth b.i.t.c.h!
Humble yourself and ask Jesus for forgiveness. Jesus told us he would give you reprobate minds. I stink of cat urine. After their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.
Humble yourself and shut the fvck up.
let me make it clear to you all dum baasses, this is India bashing board, a popular Pakistani pasttimes. Take your christian conservative discussion some place else you troll. And tell your Christian American buddies to keep nose out of Pakistan affairs.
You arrogant jerk, you don't own this board or CNN, last time I checked. Anyone can post whatever he or she wishes and no one needs your limp dick to stand up and salute.
"keep American nose out of Paki affairs"???
Like how Pakis hid bin Laden and looked the other way?
No kidding, G.
Jesus Christ's truth are resurrected to eternity. Boo hoo, I know from Moe Curly of the 3 stooges that nothing works. My arm fat is sticking to the dog. Those that believe in Him go with Him to eternity. The rest is lies lies lies believing in the Talmud.
HeavenScent: What the H&LL did you just say? You say accept Jeebus but reject the root of Xianity, which is the Jewish faith? You cherry-picking hypocrite! You can't just deny the root of your faith, dolt!
That's the phony HS. It only makes slightly less sense than the real HS, though.
@G. Zeus Kreiszchte
Read back through the previous articles for over a year dummy, I have shown you atheists to be fools. My lady parts are missing. Notice who is most quoted in the Golden rule. Jesus Christ's wisdom. I can't find ten of my cats. I'm not holding my breath, you believing something doesn't make it true.
Lameness Spotter: I suspected as much since HS was not spouting its usual party-line mumbo jumbo.
Firoze: If you want that then maybe you should keep your Paki buddies out of America and all other free countries!! In case you failed to read the board title...it says Belief Blog, not Fucktard Blog...get back to your cave.
You Said: " @therealpeace2all
" let me make it clear to you all dum baa-sses, this is India bashing board, a popular Pakistani pasttimes. Take your christian conservative discussion some place else you troll. And tell your Christian American buddies to keep nose out of Pakistan affairs. "
This is one of the crazier posts I've seen on this blog, since it's inception.
Did he just call/infer me as a "conservative christian" ? 😯
Oh, wow !!! LOL !!! 😀
Listen up, you bozos, your religions look like fake weed compared to what our Allah offers, 72 hand-picked you know what! feeling already between your legs!
Well, FVK Allah if "he" doesn't feed "his" flock! The Quran is open game for fuel to feed a cooking fire, dumb @$$es!
Because an 11-year old girl is such a threat to Islam. PATHETIC!
Mohammed would be turning in his grave but, oh, yeah, he's dead!
What would he be doing in a grave if he was alive?
R.L. – my guess would be shallow breathing exercises.
Hahahha. You guys are funny!
More stupidity from religious extremists....what's new?
This is the true face of islam, you think they would act like normal human beings, right? Hell no.
Like the true face of christianity is never-ending torture in the lake of fire? That's far more disgusting than earthly punishments such as this girl might face.
"never-ending torture in the lake of fire?"
You seem to believe too much on the kind of stuff, Moby.
Idiot, are you new here? Moby doesn't 'believe' this sh!t. Get a clue.
Then why does he seem so bothered about it?
Tubby, I doubt you have a clue what day it is, much less who is bothered by what.
All religions are daffy and whacked. They're all the same. And when a religion becomes a monopoly in a region, it acts with increased disregard and callous towards it's citizens. The world will be a better place once religion is no more.
Most definitely, TTPS was facing the mirror, pointing it's finger to the horrendous creature on its front as it uttered those name-callings and shortly thereafter punches the keyboard to make a comment on www. to spread its misery.
Oooh, my day is complete. I p!ssed off some little turd.
And based on the fractured and tortured English, I'm betting it was poor little TOOL.
@Tom, Tom Piper's Son
It's quite obvious that you don't grow a brain yet to grasp on something. Please let me know if you already bought a seedling and I will plant it for you.
Yup. You're TOOL Tom, all right. Your style (or lack thereof) is unmistakeable.
Yes TTPS, you're a TOOL.
Oh....missed me much, Tomi dear? Nice try but not quite.
You always amazed me sweetie, you're so stylish and mysteriously ancient. Also, you're focus and eye-right on target. But I see you one crack, (that more often than not, made you crack) you relied too much on your instict.
You might need a Border Collie (chukles)..........(another chuckles).....for breed development,,,LOLOLOLOLOL!!! OMG, I just can't help it!
Nailed it in one attempt.
You never did answer my question, TOOOL. Where are you from? It's obvious English is not your first language.
Shy? Poor little dear.
If I'll tell you, then, I have to kill you. LOL!
Pagka wa juy dag-anan sa tonto.
Sekreto para bibo. lol!
Maayo pag magTUBOK ka, TOMI!
When will you stop using pus as brain, TOMI?
Reblogged this on peace2alldotme.
"SATI" – HINDU WIDOW BURNING!
If the Hindu man's wife dies, he is free to go and find another beautiful woman when he wants. But if the Hindu woman's husband dies, not only is she prohibited to remarry but she should be cremated along with her dead husband ("Sati").
Don't we have something similar in christianity? Hmmmm.....Monsignor, can you dig something up please?
Bacha bazi or playing with children in Iranian and playing with boys in Afghani, is se xual slavery and child prost itution in which prepubescent and adolescent boys are sold to wealthy or powerful men for entertainment and se xual activities. This business thrives in Afghanistan, where many men keep them as status symbols. Some of the individuals involved report being forced into se x. The authorities are barely attempting to crack down on the practice but many doubt it would be effective since many of the men are powerful and well-armed former commanders. Read more at wikipedia org "Bacha_bazi".
What are you talking about ?
*Ooops... wrong place. See below.
The disenchantment of minorities including Christians is evident by the recent uprising in India. From Bangalore to Mumbai, to Goa to Kerala and Chennai and Pune not to forget Assam and onto New Delhi ..... this is a premonition of epic proportions. We are witnessing the implosion of India..some will grasp it now while others will need to see it in the rear view mirror.
Lordy, have mercy.
Mahatma Gandhi and Jerry Sandusky: Strange Bedfellows
What do these two have in common???? Terrorizing boys !!!! Shame. Let us bring their memories down and their legacies trashed. Let us knock their statues down and their thoughts erased. One was a christian the other a hindu.
Bacha bazi aka playing with children in Iranian and playing with boys in Afghani, is se xual slavery and child prost itution in which prepubescent and adolescent boys are sold to wealthy or powerful men for entertainment and se xual activities. This business thrives in Afghan and Pakistani Muslims, where many men keep them as status symbols. Read more at wikipedia org "Bacha_bazi".
High priority to returning moral value to America would be to criminalize blasphemy on a federal level.
It was a poor attempt at trolling the first time.
Truth is never ever trolling.
@Think for yourself?
Hmm... So, you think 'truth' would be to "criminalize blasphemy"...? Really, what do you have in mind exactly ?
Felony, three strikes and you're out.
Three strikes of what? Describe the crime, RR. Or are you just trolling?
It has been said Truth is never ever trolling
When you post some, notify the media, Ronnie Refuse.
But there are no gods, Thus blasphemy is pointless
Ronnie Ridiculous, why don't you do a bit of research and tell us all when last the crime of "blasphemy" was prosecuted in court?
Go ahead. I dare you. No, I double-dog dare you. Be sure to post the verdict, you lying little POS.
The last person jailed for blasphemy in the USA was Abner Leland. Many states still have active blasphemy laws on the books as we speak but we are talking about a return to moral values on a Federal level.
The "who" isn't what I asked you for, you brain-dead dolt. I said "when". Is English a second language for you, idiot?
While you're researching, Ronnie-Poo, why don't you tell us which states still have blasphemy laws on the books? Shouldn't be too hard. It's not "many", either, you lying sack.
Research it yourself, you have the name, read it and weep.
Presumably you mean Abner Kneeland who died over 150 years ago; so it's been a while.
According to wikipedia it is Abner KNEELAND in 1834 under a Colonial era, Commonwealth of Massachusetts statute – from when the colony had an established church – ie a theocracy.
The disestablishment of the congregational church in Massachusetts took place in 1833. Kneeland's "crime" took place before this date.
Thankfully we live in a country where we have the right to freedom of religious expression.
The wikipedia page on disestablishment says the following:
The const'tutions of eight states (Arkansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas) also contain clauses that prohibit atheists from holding public office. However, these clauses were held by the U.S. Supreme Court to be unenforceable in the 1961 case of Torcaso v. Watkins, where the court ruled unanimously that such clauses const'tuted a religious test incompatible with the religious test prohibition in Article 6 Section 3 of the United States Const'tution.
Ahhhaha! Thank you for your gracious surrender!
I don't expect we'll all be hearing a whole lot from Ronnie the Rube on the issue of criminalizing blasphemy in the near future.
What a feeb.
Yup. Crickets chirping. Maybe they're chewing on Ronnie Refuse's posts and discovering there's no "there" there.
Under a Romney/ Ryan America it will be good to see blasphemy criminalized here on a federal level
And really, are you delusional? Do you really think it's likely to happen?
Or are you just a Poe?
I like it. Then Romney would at least be in violation of his oath (or affirmation):
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
Could a case be made for treason?
Against anyone speaking out against President Romney, absolutely. Treasonous at best, probably blasphemous as well !
Ronney, are you an idiot or a troll?
You have missed the other options or perhaps you are not smart enough to see other options.
Well, why don't you fill us all in on the "other options" dickfor?
All around good guy
Nominee for the Supreme Court
Ambassador to a better world
The person who finally will overturn roe v wade
Presidential envoy to the Vatican
the options are endless and unlimited... Romney/ Ryan for 2012.
Figures. You're an azz.
Treason laws need to be restructured as well to protect Romney/ Ryan and their supporters from being be smirched.
As much as I would like to agree with you.. Isnt he mormon? Im not even going to go there. However im not sure who's worse him or obama.
Vote for none of thee above.
Lapsing into King James English there Erik with the thee?
Yep, just trolling for a reaction. Nothing more, nothing less.
Change we can all "believe" in. Romney / Ryan 2012. and guess who will be appointing the Supreme court? Trolling I think not reality check awaits all you losers.
Why are religious extremists lacking in logic? Are they all deluded as.shats?
My question got bumped when page three was added. Does anyone have a serious answer?
Why is it that the Pakistani Muslims are not punishing the owner of the burned Quran? Assuming that the text is important enough to them for this sort of draconian punishment, why isn't the owner also punished for treating it so carelessly that it was unattended in a place when an unattended child could mistake it for fire material? One would think that an item held in such reverence would be tended carefully. Anyone know the answer?
I work in mysterious ways.
That's the only answer I gave Job.
You think I'm gonna give you a better one ?
Thank you for asking the question. I will answer it. It is no secret that Hitler and his Nazi cronies sought inspiration from Indian extremist groups including the branding of his Nazi Party by adopting the Swastika, a traditionally Hindu symbol and representation of Hindu god Ganesha, as its marketing tool. The thesis being that like the Norwegian massacre, the Jewish holocaust orchestrated by Hitler was inspired by the inherently violent cult of Indian Hindus and the manifesto of its then extremist/terrorist groups still in existence today. These groups are now the successors to and carrying out the vision of Al Qaeda all over the world.
Besides proving *Godwin's Law* quickly in the discussion thread, I might add... what does your answer have anything to do with -Chick-a-dee's question ? 😯
Obviously, there's no intelligent life here.
Chick-a-dee can hang himself with that Quran burning girl. For us Pakistani, one and only one thing is important, distruction of India at any cost. So read my posts or shove it up your buttttt.
Allah u Akbar
What a sweet little thing you are.
Prayer changes things
As it turns out, Atheism is wonderful for everyone! It allows you to use your mind to its fullest potential. Atheism also discourages people from hiding their misdeeds within their religion which is a disservice to society. and you know, prayer is not all it's cracked up to be. one can meditate to rest the mind. And if you need to collect your thoughts or think about someone else (a real person), then get a good cup of tea and then sit down and collect your damn thoughts – you don't need prayer to people that lawyers and politicians made up long ago. keep a strong mind and be a do bee atheist like mama kindless.
Pray for some imagination.
Hmm... Doesn't seem like a great place to be a Christian.
Sir, let me recommend a place for you. Bon Voyage. Do send us a post card.
At a meeting held in New Delhi on Saturday (Oct. 24), the secretary general of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, Archbishop Stanislaus Fernandes, said the rise of fundamentalism was “seriously worrying” the church in India. The meeting was held to discuss prospects for immediate enactment of federal legislation to counter religious extremism with the proposed Communal Violence (Prevention, Control and Rehabilitation of Victims) Bill.
What in the heck are you talking about ?
@firoze. You mean christian fundamentalism?
sorry my Kaffir friends that was fake marijuana was talking. I had couple of puffs last night and I don't remember when I started posting garbage on-line. I am a pure law abiding Pakistani immigrant living in New York city.
what the h ell is going on?????????? Sorry I am still under influence. strike everything I said.