Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Misspelled Word Leads to Beating, Demonstrations

Sept 22: A 13-year-old misspelled an Urdu word in her 8th-grade Pakistani class, which led to charges of blasphemy.  For her mistake she was scolded, beaten, and expelled; students and Muslims staged a demonstration against her; and calls for a blasphemy case against her were issued.  Her apologies fell on deaf ears, and the military spirited her and her family away to safety.

What a horrible thing to live in such a charged environment, where there is no grace.

Source: Voice of the Martyrs

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