Sunday, December 1, 2013

Rash of blasphemy accusations after Pakistan church bombings

Many Muslims sympathized with victims, but still new blasphemy cases

The remains of a Munawar Masih's belongings in Michael Town,
 Karachi, after they were taken from his home and set on fire.
World Watch Monitor
In the light of UK Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi’s speech in Washington DC ten days ago, World Watch Monitor has looked back over the period since the Peshawar bombs. A climate of much sympathy has nevertheless been punctured by several charges of blasphemy against Christians for actions in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy.
Four blasphemy cases against Christians were registered in less than a month, four times higher than the monthly average recorded over the last two years.
In all these blasphemy charge cases, no direct evidence was available against those accused.

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