Sunday, August 18, 2013

Pakistani Muslim Cleric Acquitted In Blasphemy Case

Remember Rimsha Masih, that 14-year-old Pakistani Christian girl with a learning disability who was accused of blasphemy by a local cleric, jailed for three weeks and threatened with death?  And it was later discovered that, according to witnesses, it was actually the cleric, Hafiz Mohammed Khalid Chishti, who had allegedly burned pages from the Quran himself and placed the blame on Masih?   That same cleric, who admittedly has tried to get Christians to move out of his area of town, has been set free. All charges dropped.

His lawyer, Wajid Ali Gilani said:

"The court has dismissed all charges against Khalid Chishti and has acquitted him in this case," Mr Gilani told AFP.
Mr Gilani said the prosecution had failed to prove the charges while all the witnesses had withdrawn their accusations.
Is that surprising? No.

Thankfully the young girl and her family were given safe-haven in Canada.

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