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Thursday, July 05, 2012

'Due process,' Pakistani style

On Tuesday, in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, a man was burned alive because he threw out pages of a Quran.
The incident took place in Chanighot area of Bahawalpur on Tuesday evening. Residents saw a man allegedly throwing pages from the Holy Quran onto the street. Local police took him into custody and put him in the lockup.

The news spread like a forest fire in the neighbourhood – and soon a frenzied mob gathered outside the Chanighot police station baying for blood.

Police couldn’t stand up to the furious and violent crowd who got hold of the alleged blasphemer, described by one police official as deranged, and brutally tortured him.

Some officers fired tear gas canisters to disperse the mob – but the emotionally charged people refused to hand over the alleged blasphemer and instead turned against the police officers, according to Ghulam Mohiuddin Gujjar, the station house officer (SHO) of Chanighot police station.

Nine police officers, including SHO Gujjar and DSP Rana Naveed Mumtaz, were injured while trying – though unsuccessfully – to rescue the man.

The mob burnt down several police vehicles, including DSP Mumtaz’s four-wheeler, before getting hold of the man, who has not been identified.

Once the unidentified man was in the mob’s custody, he was dragged to the Chanighot Chakar (roundabout), where he had allegedly desecrated the Holy Quran, doused him in petrol and set him on fire.

SHO Gujjar said they have registered two FIRs against 1,500-2,000 people.
This is the country to which Hillary Clinton delivered an apology earlier this week. Deranged. But probably not a whole lot more deranged than many other countries in the Muslim world. What could go wrong?

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At 3:17 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

"the emotionally charged people" More like 'united nutcases' that just received another $1,1 Billion from the Obama Admin and can look forward to "The United States also has indicated it will free up funds for Pakistan that are supposed to reimburse Islamabad for counter-insurgency operations" God knows how much this means.

At 7:19 AM, Blogger Nomadic100 said...

Doubtless, I should by now be disabused of my amazement at such routine atrocities which are reported daily. But I am not.

Even more baffling to me is the support of Leftists, those inveterate champions of universal civil rights for the downtrodden, for these Islamic barbarians who would behead these infidels without a moment's hesitation.

At 4:15 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

I'm left wondering where the downside is. We should air drop 50 million defaced Korans on Pakistan and let nature take its course.


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