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September 3rd, 2012
08:30 AM ET

Pakistani police: Muslim cleric framed girl in Pakistan blasphemy case

From Nasir Habib, CNN

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) - Pakistani police say a Muslim cleric planted evidence to link a Christian girl to blasphemy - a new twist in a case that has fanned flames of religious tension in the country and attracted worldwide interest.

The imam, Khalid Jadoon Chishti, will himself face blasphemy charges for tearing pages out of a Quran to use as evidence against the girl, Islambad police chief Bin Yamin said.

The latest development may make it easier for the girl, 14-year-old Rimsha, to be released on bail at her next court hearing.

Police arrested Rimsha last month after a neighbor accused her of burning pages containing texts from the Muslim holy book, the Quran.

Read the full story on the Pakistani blasphemy case
- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Islam • Pakistan

soundoff (131 Responses)
  1. Sultan Ahmed

    Amendment can not be made at any stage of the case.
    crucial majority of the people will never accept. any change in blasphemy law.
    A separate authority be established which prevent law's misuse and abuse strictly.

    September 6, 2012 at 6:05 am |
  2. Sultan Ahmed

    Wo will bring amendment in the law?
    impossible to the last extend.

    September 6, 2012 at 5:56 am |
  3. Ain't No Boy Young Enough

    With such "Dark Age" culture still in existence in India how can the world be healthy and the neighbors prosperous. India poses a grave danger to the world and its deities and leaders set a bad example. Mahatma Gandhi, a pedophile, needs to be exposed and tried posthumously for his child molestation crimes just like the Penn State crowd Sandusky et al. Gandhi's statutes need to be knocked down everywhere they have been put in USA. The hindu deities need to be shattered and trashed. Disgusting figurines of ugly and scary looking characters with demonic personalities. How can hindu children grow up mentally stable looking at such atrocious representations of evil in its most heinous form.

    September 5, 2012 at 6:33 pm |
  4. cherizo

    Hinduism has through out the history encouraged incest, and even to this day incest (cross-cousin, father-daughter, mother-son, brother-sister, etc.) is extremely common amongst the Hindus.

    September 5, 2012 at 6:27 pm |
    • profart

      I see you know absolutely nothing about any Hindu religion.

      September 5, 2012 at 11:38 pm |
  5. Sardines

    Most Hindu gods were born out of wedlocks!http://www.raceandhistory.com/worldhotspots/riddlerama.htm.

    September 5, 2012 at 6:25 pm |
    • Kenny P

      It is horrific ! I am getting bad vibes reading about Hindus and Indians and their culture. I have read up on them as well and don't like what I see. How can our government be supporting India, a culture so brutal and anti women, children and minorities. I have put in a call to our congressional delegation and emailed them opposing any further financial aid/support of any kind to India. We Americans cannot condone such archaic cultures. I urge all Americans to contact their congress people and voice their concerns regarding India.

      September 5, 2012 at 6:28 pm |
    • profart

      So were Greek and Roman deities. However, being born out of wedlock was not acceptable in either of those cultures. Mythic metaphor is very different from social structure.

      September 5, 2012 at 11:40 pm |
  6. Noodles

    No matter how you slice it, India is a Shiv Sena republic with an extremist bent. These are Noveau Nazis with a Hindu twist. We will hunt these BhaRATs down dead or alive, in George Bush’s lingo.

    September 5, 2012 at 6:21 pm |
    • profart

      Wow, does no one here keep real tabs with news and politics in India?

      September 5, 2012 at 11:41 pm |
  7. Ding Dong Ali

    Are we allowed to sell our Pakistani imams on eBay?

    September 5, 2012 at 5:47 pm |
  8. Reality

    The nitty-gritty:

    Mohammed was an illiterate, womanizing, lust and greed-driven, warmongering, hallucinating Arab, who also had embellishing/hallucinating/plagiarizing scribal biographers who not only added "angels" and flying chariots to the koran but also a militaristic agenda to support the plundering and looting of the lands of non-believers.

    This agenda continues as shown by the ma-ssacre in Mumbai, the as-sas-sinations of Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh, the conduct of the seven Muslim doctors in the UK, the 9/11 terrorists, the 24/7 Sunni suicide/roadside/market/mosque bombers, the 24/7 Shiite suicide/roadside/market/mosque bombers, the Islamic bombers of the trains in the UK and Spain, the Bali crazies, the Kenya crazies, the Pakistani “koranics”, the Palestine suicide bombers/rocketeers, the Lebanese nutcases, the Taliban nut jobs, the Ft. Hood follower of the koran, and the Filipino “koranics”.

    And who funds this muck and stench of terror? The warmongering, Islamic, Shiite terror and torture theocracy of Iran aka the Third Axis of Evil and also the Sunni "Wannabees" of Saudi Arabia.

    Current crises:

    The Sunni-Shiite blood feud (e.g. Syria and also Iraq) and the warmongering, womanizing (11 wives), hallucinating founder.

    September 5, 2012 at 4:06 pm |
  9. Hindus the Dung Worshippers

    In India people are dying of hunger. Why are these low caste Hindus prohibited from eating beef?. According to Valmith’s Ramayana, God Rama “ATE” meat. Why then have these Brahmins given up beef-eating? Come on guys, feed the low caste in India with some steaks !!!

    September 5, 2012 at 4:02 pm |
    • yakub

      Muhammed are you out of your fvk. king mind!! let Indians die of hunger that's what we all moslems want. we been bombing India for how long now and k'll people over there? and think if Indians got hooked on beef what the fvc we moslems are we going to eat? your mama's tur.d? so shut the f vck up.

      September 5, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
    • profart

      Cows are more valuable alive than as food. They provide milk, they provide fertilizer and cooking fuel, they provide labor. The prohibition is not on beef per se, but against taking life. Many Hindus are vegetarian, because killing an animal is taking a life. Its called "ahimsa." It's a very interesting concept.

      September 5, 2012 at 11:44 pm |
    • profart

      And it is Valmiki, not Valmith.

      September 5, 2012 at 11:47 pm |
    • Ain't No Cow S@xy Enough

      INDIA: S@X WITH COWS
      In many Hindu temples there are sculptures depicting men having s@x not only with men but also cows. What is the meaning of this? Is not the cow sacred? If it is, then it should be worshipped not s@xually assaulted!

      September 6, 2012 at 7:26 am |
  10. Hare Hanuman Hare Panchali

    Good friends, sweet friends, let me not stir you up

    Friends and countrymen, lend me your ears;
    I come to bury India, not to praise it.
    The evil that India has done will live after it;
    There is no good in the bones of any Indian body.

    September 5, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
    • Toilet Day Dreaming

      Hey Shahir Khan,

      Stop mohabbat shayari [poetry on love] while taking dump. Your bowl of water [used in Pakistan to wash crap after done] is dripping water. Hurry up!!!!

      September 5, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
  11. A Cry of A True Paki

    World people please do us Pakistanis a favor and take all our psychotic Imams, Mullahs, and lock them up in you countries. We will write checks to keep them. we have no use of these dirt bags. we want Pakistan FREE of Islam.

    September 5, 2012 at 3:09 pm |
  12. Purnima

    In India 55.8% women and 24.7% men have anemia with highest prevalence in Assam and Jharkhand (69%) followed by Bihar (67.4%).

    September 5, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
    • PAKYWOOD NEW RELEASE

      Toba! Toba! Toba! a Pakistani version of Tora! Tora! Tora! The movie is about a dramatization of the Pakistani terrorists suffering from American drone attacks on Pakistani border towns and the series of Pakistani Army blunders, death of 24 soldiers, that allowed it to happen.

      September 5, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
  13. Zainab_Uttar Pradesh_India

    It is a shame that China is kicking us Indians around like a football. Now they want to kick us out of the Chinese sea. Pakistan is already referring to the Indian ocean as the Pakistan Ocean. Americans have made us babysitters to Afghanistan and Bangladesh cleaning up and changing their diapers.. Maybe this fits our cowardly national character better.

    September 5, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
  14. tuvia

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyBZhTaf1oU&w=640&h=360]

    OBAMA
    ??
    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyBZhTaf1oU&w=640&h=360]

    B"H
    MEDIA RELEASE: JERUSALEM ISRAEL

    Gantz cautions Iran: IDF can hit any place, anytime By YAAKOV LAPPIN09/02/2012 20:18IDF chief of staff responds to threats to "wipe Israel off the map," says IDF ready for any scenario; Barak: Map of Middle East changing before our eyes, Israel must be prepared. PHOTO: REUTERS
    The IDF is ready to reach any enemy target at any time, Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz said Sunday, during an awards ceremony for reserve army units.

    "Recently, we've heard threats from near and far enemies to 'wipe out' the State of Israel from the map of the Middle East. In all these, I can say that the IDF is ready for any scenario. We will reach any place, anytime, and defend this nation," Gantz said, speaking at the residence of President Shimon Peres.

    Related:
    IAF strikes targets in Gaza in response to rockets
    'Decreased US presence in drill not sign of change'
    In recent weeks, Iranian leaders, from Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameni to military officials, have stepped up threats to annihilate Israel. Khameni described Israel as a "cancerous tumor" and "the biggest problem confronting Muslim countries today." The threats coincided with a message from Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, who threatened to kill tens of thousands of Israeli civilians in a future confrontation by striking strategic sites with rockets.

    The threats came as tensions rose over Iran's ongoing nuclear program.

    Defense Minister Ehud Barak also spoke at Sunday's award, saying, "In the past two years, the map of the region is changing before eyes. Nations went out into the streets and toppled totalitarian states. Reality has given birth to unexpected results, more than once."

    Barak added that Israel resides in an unstable Middle East, and is surrounded by a "stormy sea, big parts of which refuse to accept it as a member of the nations with equal rights." He said that the "reality in which we live has presented us with heavy challenges, the need to fully use utilize resources, [and] to prepare for all developments that may come from near or from afar."

    September 5, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
  15. tuvia

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyBZhTaf1oU&w=640&h=360]

    OBAMA

    ??
    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyBZhTaf1oU&w=640&h=360]

    B"H
    MEDIA RELEASE: JERUSALEM ISRAEL

    Gantz cautions Iran: IDF can hit any place, anytime By YAAKOV LAPPIN09/02/2012 20:18IDF chief of staff responds to threats to "wipe Israel off the map," says IDF ready for any scenario; Barak: Map of Middle East changing before our eyes, Israel must be prepared. PHOTO: REUTERS
    The IDF is ready to reach any enemy target at any time, Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz said Sunday, during an awards ceremony for reserve army units.

    "Recently, we've heard threats from near and far enemies to 'wipe out' the State of Israel from the map of the Middle East. In all these, I can say that the IDF is ready for any scenario. We will reach any place, anytime, and defend this nation," Gantz said, speaking at the residence of President Shimon Peres.

    Related:
    IAF strikes targets in Gaza in response to rockets
    'Decreased US presence in drill not sign of change'
    In recent weeks, Iranian leaders, from Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameni to military officials, have stepped up threats to annihilate Israel. Khameni described Israel as a "cancerous tumor" and "the biggest problem confronting Muslim countries today." The threats coincided with a message from Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, who threatened to kill tens of thousands of Israeli civilians in a future confrontation by striking strategic sites with rockets.

    The threats came as tensions rose over Iran's ongoing nuclear program.

    Defense Minister Ehud Barak also spoke at Sunday's award, saying, "In the past two years, the map of the region is changing before eyes. Nations went out into the streets and toppled totalitarian states. Reality has given birth to unexpected results, more than once."

    Barak added that Israel resides in an unstable Middle East, and is surrounded by a "stormy sea, big parts of which refuse to accept it as a member of the nations with equal rights." He said that the "reality in which we live has presented us with heavy challenges, the need to fully use utilize resources, [and] to prepare for all developments that may come from near or from afar."

    September 5, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
  16. Reality

    An easy and peaceful solution-

    Analogous steps are available at your request for deprogramming the myths of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Paganism..

    From the studies of Armstrong, Rushdie, Hirsi Ali, Richardson and Bayhaqi----–>>>

    The Five Steps To Deprogram 1400 Years of Islamic Myths:

    ( –The Steps take less than two minutes to finish- simply amazing, two minutes to bring peace and rationality to over one billion lost souls- Priceless!!!)

    Are you ready?

    Using "The 77 Branches of Islamic "faith" a collection compiled by Imam Bayhaqi as a starting point. In it, he explains the essential virtues that reflect true "faith" (iman) through related Qur’anic verses and Prophetic sayings." i.e. a nice summary of the Koran and Islamic beliefs.

    The First Five of the 77 Branches:

    "1. Belief in Allah"

    aka as God, Yahweh, Zeus, Jehovah, Mother Nature, etc. should be added to your self-cleansing neurons.

    "2. To believe that everything other than Allah was non-existent. Thereafter, Allah Most High created these things and subsequently they came into existence."

    Evolution and the Big Bang or the "Gi-b G-nab" (when the universe starts to recycle) are more plausible and the "akas" for Allah should be included if you continue to be a "crea-tionist".

    "3. To believe in the existence of angels."

    A major item for neuron cleansing. Angels/de-vils are the mythical creations of ancient civilizations, e.g. Hitt-ites, to explain/define natural events, contacts with their gods, big birds, sudden winds, protectors during the dark nights, etc. No "pretty/ug-ly wingy thingies" ever visited or talked to Mohammed, Jesus, Mary or Joseph or Joe Smith. Today we would classify angels as f–airies and "tin–ker be-lls". Modern de-vils are classified as the de-mons of the de-mented.

    "4. To believe that all the heavenly books that were sent to the different prophets are true. However, apart from the Quran, all other books are not valid anymore."

    Another major item to delete. There are no books written in the spirit state of Heaven (if there is one) just as there are no angels to write/publish/distribute them. The Koran, OT, NT etc. are simply books written by humans for humans.

    Prophets were invented by ancient scribes typically to keep the un-educated masses in line. Today we call them for-tune tellers.

    Prophecies are also invali-dated by the natural/God/Allah gifts of Free Will and Future.

    "5. To believe that all the prophets are true. However, we are commanded to follow the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings
    be upon him) alone."

    Mohammed spent thirty days "fasting" (the Ramadan legend) in a hot cave before his first contact with Allah aka God etc. via a "pretty wingy thingy". Common sense demands a neuron deletion of #5. #5 is also the major source of Islamic vi-olence i.e. turning Mohammed's "fast, hunger-driven" hallu-cinations into horrible reality for unbelievers.

    Walk these Five Steps and we guarantee a complete recovery from your Islamic ways!!!!

    Unfortunately, there are not many Muslim commentators/readers on this blog so the "two-minute" cure is not getting to those who need it. If you have a Muslim friend, send him a copy and help save the world.

    September 5, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
  17. NO INDIANS IN MY BACKYARD PLEASE

    Goddess Kali's statue stands naked astride the inanimate body of the Hindu deity Shiva, tongue stuck out with blood dripping from fang-like teeth. She holds a noose, a skull-topped staff, a blood-encrusted sword and a severed head. Disgusting, to say the least. Would you want your muslim kids growing up in country like this? NOOOO Never, never, it's time all muslims should voluntarily relocate themselves to Pakistan. Pakistan is a paradise on the Earth.

    September 5, 2012 at 10:29 am |
    • Ask What You Can Do For Pakistan, Not Pakistan For You

      Allah O Akbar
      Allah O Akbar
      Allah O Akbar

      I am moving out of America this week with my two wives and seven kids. I am sick and tired of driving acab in NYC. The biggest problem I have, I can't leave my youngest wife Aisha alone, while my white neighbor is unemployed sitting home, looking through windows all day. Things can snow ball you know what I mean (wink, wink)!!!!

      Anwar Annadi

      September 5, 2012 at 10:34 am |
    • Muhhmed Peshawarwala

      Brother Anwar I am with you on this one. I am 65 years old and my wife who just turned 19. She delivered a girl, while I was serving time for selling Ganzza on streets!!! Did Allah got Maherban on her? NOoooo I suspect it was my Palenstinian neighbor got Maherban. Now I am also sick and tired of frying chickens in day, and pumping gas in neight too. I am moving to Pakistan too!

      September 5, 2012 at 10:45 am |
    • Reality

      "Between 2000—2004, Pakistanis in the age group 55–64 had a literacy rate of almost 30%, those aged between 45–54 had a literacy rate of nearly 20%, those between 25–34 had a literacy rate of 20%, and those aged 15–24 had a literacy rate of 10%.[6""

      September 5, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
  18. A walk down Cow Street: India

    Hey, i was taking a walk on the cow dung laden street in Delhi one day ... guess what I saw ?

    The Aghoris !!!! They are a Hindu cult that is considered to have split off from the Kapalika order in the fourteenth century AD. They have cannibalistic rituals. The streets of northern Indian cities are littered with followers of this cult carrying a kapala, which is a cup made from a skull! These bizarre people will eat anything from rotten food to animal faeces. In order to achieve the highest citadel of enlightenment, the Aghori will perform horrendously crude rituals. The finality of their rituals is attained from eating the decaying flesh of a human and downing it with a cup of human blood. Too bad for Red Cross !!!

    September 5, 2012 at 9:36 am |
    • Jack 3

      Shows you how capable of horendous acts a human can do for religion. That's why i like animals. they're predictable and constant.

      September 5, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
    • Disappointed One

      you saw what Agoris !!!! who gives a damn to freaking Agories!!! for a moment I thought you saw your mama carping in roadside gutter. . . Thoroughly disappointing.

      September 5, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
  19. Cinderella Hindu Style

    In some Haryana villages in India, the young girls are routinely threatened, abused and killed all under Khap (tribe/clan) verdicts. It is acceptable for the families to feed pesticide pills to the teenage girls and then dispose off their bodies by burning them without any police records.

    September 5, 2012 at 9:33 am |
    • Imam Abu Hanifa-Imam A'zam awr Imam Bukhari

      well it is just in some Haryana town in India, the young girls are routinely threatened, abused and killed, but for us Pakistani muslims it's a every day's story in all families. You just recently heard how one of our senior Imam tried to frame illiterate down syndrome girl for no good reason! Indians are two hundred years behind us Pakistani in this kind of stuff. It's very common in muslim community in Pakistan.

      September 5, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
  20. Reprinted With Permission ©

    Once upon a Mumbai dreary, while the Indian Army pondered weak and weary.....
    While they nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
    As of some one gently rapping, rapping at their bunker door.
    "'Tis some visiter," they muttered, "tapping at our bunker door —
    Only this and nothing more."

    What say you? Quoth the talibans… What say you?
    It ain’t no visiter….so to speak…’tis…the talibans…2 or 3 but Not More.
    We come in peace and nothing more…only in peace and nothing more...to tickle you to heart’s content.
    To sing you some bhajans and maybe more....so go back to sleep Evermore.
    Quoth the talibans, Evermore".
    And when you wake up we will be long gone…but we will be back____will be back
    This time in New Delhi….we will be back____
    Quoth the talibans…. we are coming back!!!!.

    September 5, 2012 at 9:30 am |
    • I am a coward Pakistani

      I am a coward Pakistani, I am a coward Pakistani
      I use illiterate youths to do dirty work for me, I am a coward Pakistani.
      I eat cream while many dumb a.sses eating dirt, I am a coward Pakistani.
      I am a coward Pakistani.....hohoho I am a coward Pakistani.

      September 5, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
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