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Post Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:44 pm
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Sometimes you just want to punch the world.

Girl with Down's syndrome on Pakistan blasphemy charge

Police say the girl, known as Rimsha, was arrested on Thursday after she was reported to be holding burnt pages which had Islamic text and Koranic verses on them.

A conviction for blasphemy is punishable by death in Pakistan.


Now, the people of Pakistan are not universally a bunch of moronic fundies. But voices of reason are routinely drowned out by lunatics. It's difficult to understand.

Post Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:24 pm
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Oh so wrong...

While I was pondering just how wrong this was a couple of things occurred to me.

Would a young child with or without Down's Syndrome decide unaided to inscribe texts on pieces of paper and burn them?

I'm thinking no. I'm thinking really no in the case of someone with Down's. If that's the case this was learned behavior.

If this was learned behavior what possible purpose could it serve? You would have to think the child is not a world traveler and learned this from someone right in good old Pakistan who was well familiar with the penalties and knew the probable outcome if discovered.

Could this be some fundie idiot trying to create a martyr for the cause? If so it's awful tough to see much of a difference between the conflicting dogmas.

I sure hope someone steps in to this before it gets much more out of hand...

Post Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:20 pm
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Yeah. Whatever the backstory, there is one unambiguous victim.

I hope the online community can help her. I'll look into it and I urge anybody else to do so.

Post Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:33 am
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The extremists will do what the extremists will do though - i doubt they listen to anyone online or anywhere else :(

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Post Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:06 am
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Brendiggg wrote:
Now, the people of Pakistan are not universally a bunch of moronic fundies


Umm.. .what? :question:
“If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.”

You have Enemies? Good. It means you've stood up for something in your life.

Post Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:55 am
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DCRocks wrote:
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Umm.. .what? :question:


I would have thought it self-explanatory.

Post Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:57 am
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Simple pious country folk...salt of the earth, allegedly....

Brendiggg wrote:
Sometimes you just want to punch the world.

Girl with Down's syndrome on Pakistan blasphemy charge

Police say the girl, known as Rimsha, was arrested on Thursday after she was reported to be holding burnt pages which had Islamic text and Koranic verses on them.

A conviction for blasphemy is punishable by death in Pakistan.


Now, the people of Pakistan are not universally a bunch of moronic fundies. But voices of reason are routinely drowned out by lunatics. It's difficult to understand.


In fairness to the cops, if they hadn't lifted her, the mob probably would have assaulted her.

Post Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:04 pm
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Nodin wrote:
DCRocks wrote:
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Umm.. .what? :question:


I would have thought it self-explanatory.


If DC were honest with himself, he'd recognise the rich cultural history of the the Subcontinent and its very strong tradition of vigorous intellectual discourse stretching back thousands of years, despite the mess brought about by modern geopolitics. But they are brown. They are all the same - subhuman.


Nodin wrote:
In fairness to the cops, if they hadn't lifted her, the mob probably would have assaulted her.


You are right. Unfortunately the extremist mean streak permeates law enforcement and the judicial system also. The moderate majority are rightfully fearful to speak up. The safety of their loved ones are at stake.

Post Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:04 am
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FUCK OFF!! THIS IS NOT ABOUT THE US YOU FUCKING TROLL. JUST FUCK OFF.

Post Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:31 am
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This has to change or Bren's gonna have company

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