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    Christian Family Burned to Death in Pakistan After Koran is 'Defiled'

    As the clerics allegedly called for the deaths of the defilers, should they also be held accountable for the actions of the mob?

    Paramilitary troops patrolled the streets of a town in eastern Pakistan yesterday after Muslim radicals burned to death eight members of a Christian family, raising fears of violence spreading to other areas.

    Hundreds of armed supporters of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, an outlawed Islamic militant group, burned dozens of Christian homes in Gojra over the weekend after allegations that a copy of the Koran had been defiled.

    The mob opened fire indiscriminately, threw gas bombs and looted houses as thousands of frightened Christians ran for safety. “They were shouting anti-Christian slogans and attacked our houses,” Rafiq Masih, a resident of the predominantly Christian colony, said. Residents said that police stood aside while the mob went on the rampage. “We kept begging for protection, but police did not take action,” Masih said.


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  2. oh my..
    ..allegations that a copy of the Koran had been defiled.
    so all you need to get someone killed in there is spread rumors that he doesn't treat the Koran with respect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DomainMagnate View Post
    oh my..


    so all you need to get someone killed in there is spread rumors that he doesn't treat the Koran with respect?
    It helps tremendously when the defilers are not Muslims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by menj View Post
    I wonder how credible this story is, especially since it came from FOX News.
    Would you prefer a Pakistani source?

    LAHORE: The government deployed the Rangers to the town of Gojra on Saturday after at least seven Christians, including three women, were burnt alive and dozens injured following the second incident of violence against Christians in Punjab in one month.

    The latest riots, which started almost a week ago following allegations that a copy of the holy Quran was defiled...

    Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan

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    The HRCP said the Gojra attacks were “planned in advance” and that mosque announcements urged local Muslims to “make mincemeat of the Christians”. “A police contingent present in the neighbourhood did not try to stop the mob. The attackers seemed to be trained for carrying out such activities.”

    Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan

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    Or an Arab one?

    Pakistan has deployed paramilitary troops on the streets of Gorja, a day after eight Christians were killed in religious riots in the eastern city....

    ...Rana Sanaullah, the provincial minister for law, who is also responsible for security matters of Punjab, condemned the attack and said that a preliminary investigation had showed there had been no desecration of the Quran.

    "It was just a rumour which was exploited by anti-state elements to create chaos," he said.

    The riots prompted angry protests by Christians and human rights activists in Lahore, the Punjab's provincial capital.

    Al Jazeera English - CENTRAL/S. ASIA - Troops move in after Pakistan riots
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