Sat Dec 22, 2012, 07:29 AM
muriel_volestrangler (82,832 posts)
Pakistani mob beats to death Muslim accused of blasphemy
A mob in Pakistan has stormed a police station and beaten to death a Muslim man accused of desecrating the Koran.
The victim's body was then set alight, according to witnesses.
The unnamed victim had earlier been handed over to the police after burnt pages of the Koran were found in a mosque in Dadu district, 330km (200 miles) north of Karachi, where he had been staying overnight.
The district police chief, Usman Ghani, told the BBC the gruesome incident was filmed on mobile phones. He said the footage was being reviewed to identify culprits.
30 arrested, and the police who failed to protect him (having said that, if a mob of more than 30 tried to storm a police station, I can see you might give up).
Religious extremism in Pakistan really does worry me. You have to wonder how many people involved with their nuclear weapons feel like this too.
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Sat Dec 22, 2012, 06:09 PM
dimbear (6,271 posts)
3. I was reminded of the 2002 Gujarat riots, with a death toll of some 1200.
Still on the subcontinent, but in India.
America's finest news source, the Onion, recently tried to establish that a death toll of 1000 would get even the most recalcitrant to react.