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Thursday, August 23, 2012

"Christian Pakistani Girl 11 w / Down Syndrome Remains Jailed"

Baptist Press - Christian Pakistani girl, 11, remains jailed - News with a Christian Perspective

 WASHINGTON (BP) -- Controversy continues to swirl around Pakistan's blasphemy law after the arrest of a young Christian girl for defiling words from the Quran.

"Pakistan's blasphemy law is "an irredeemably unjust statute that is routinely used to ... subvert the rule of law and individual freedoms."
-- Nina Shea, Hudson Institute
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has asked the country's Interior Ministry for a report about the Aug. 16 arrest of Rimshah Masih, described as an 11-year-old with Down syndrome in various media reports.

Even so, Nina Shea, director of the Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom and a former member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, suggested an ominous fate for the girl, in a National Review Online blog Aug. 21.

Any person accused of blasphemy -- disproportionately Christians and other religious minorities -- faces murder by vigilantes, even if he or she is merely accused or even acquitted, Shea noted.

 Comment.... This is the same country we send Billions of dollars of aid. Our soldiers are dieing in that horrible place. If we continue to do these things we become responsible for what happens to that little girl and anything else that these monsters do...We become part of the problem.

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