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Islamabad : Pakistan | almost 2 years ago
Rimsha Masih is a young Christian girl accused of burning pages of a beginner's guide to correctly reciting the Quran. She is being held under Pakistan's anti-blasphemy...
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Islamic lunacy, Pakistani style

General principle: those who retain power through the propagation of falsehoods fear criticism and truth. Those who protect falsehoods through murder can expect both criticism and contempt. November 18, 2010 on CNN - Read more: - via In this village in Pakistan's Punjab province a tearful 12-year-old girl ponders if the Pakistani government will soon hang her mother. "Whenever I see her picture I cry," Isham Masih told CNN. "I want my mother back. That's what I'm praying for." This month a Pakistani court sentenced Isham's mother, 45-year-old Asia Bibi, to death, not because she killed, injured or stole, but simply because she said something. Prosecutors say Bibi, who is a Christian, broke Pakistan's strict blasphemy law by insulting Islam and the prophet Muhammad, a crime punishable by death or life imprisonment according to Pakistan's penal code. The alleged incident happened in June 2009 when Bibi, a field worker, was picking fruit in a village two hours west of Lahore. Prosecutors say when Bibi dipped her cup into a bucket of drinking water during a lunch break, her co-workers complained the water had been contaminated by a non-Muslim. Court records show the women got into a heated argument. Mafia Satar said she was there and heard Bibi's insults. "She said your Muhammad had worms in his mouth before he died," Satar told CNN, a crude way of saying Muhammad was no prophet. The town cleric, Qari Muhammad Salim, reported the incident to police who <b>...</b>
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