Man jailed for 25 years for touching a koran with unwashed hands.

And these people have nuclear weapons. Pakistan has to be the most disgusting place on earth after North Korea.

From Pakistani Christian Post:

Lahore: November 25, 2010. A court in Pakistan has freed a Christian man who was wrongly jailed for 25 years for blasphemy after he allegedly defiled the Koran, the Muslim holy book, by touching it with unwashed hands.

Munir Masih, had consistently denied the allegations against him, arguing that they were false and made maliciously by a Muslim neighbour whose child had been involved in a quarrel with his 10-year-old son.

He has been freed on bail but his wife, Ruqqiya Bibbi,who was also given a 25-year sentence for the offence, is still in jail awaiting the outcome of her application for bail.

They are both appealing against sentence and conviction after Muhammad Nawaz, the man who accused them, admitted they were innocent and indicated that was willing to submit an affidavit to confirm this.

CLAAS (Centre for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement), a London and Lahore-based group fighting for the rights of Christians persecuted in Pakistan, said the case demonstrated how the country’s severe blasphemy laws continue to be misused.

“We are very delighted by the success of this case and pray for Ruqqiya to be freed next week,” said CLAAS directors Nasir Saeed and Joseph Francis in a joint statement.

“But we are still concerned about the many other innocent victims of this law who are being jailed, and suffering immensely, because of their faith,” they said.

“CLAAS continues to campaign for the repeal of the blasphemy law and urge the government of Pakistan to amend the law,” they added.

“We are helping the victims but we appeal to all societies to offer their support and help in collaborating against this ongoing injustice against Pakistani Christians.”

Munir, a labourer, will be released on Saturday November 27 after a decision on Tuesday November 23 by Mr Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry at the High Court in Lahore to grant him bail with a surety bond of 100,000 rupees (£733).

His wife’s application will be heard at the High Court next week.

The pair had previously lived together at Karmawali Mustifabad Tehsil in the Kasur district of the country with their six children – Sonia, Amna, Ameer, Akash, Muqadass and Shabir.

Their ordeal began on 8 December 2008 when a Muslim boy slapped Muqadass, then aged five, across the face, prompting his elder brother, Ameer, 10, to defend his brother by striking the boy back.

That evening the boys’ parents turned up at the family’s home with their relatives and began abusing Ruqqiya.

Shortly afterwards the couple were accused by their neighbours of defiling the Koran and they were arrested. The offence carries a life sentence under the Pakistani Penal Code.

In January 2009 the pair were released on bail only to be reported by same neighbours the following February of insulting Muhammad, the founder of Islam, an offence which carries the death penalty under Section 295-C of the code.

During a bail application in May 2009 about 50 radical Muslim clerics tried to storm the courtroom while others promised to kill Ruqqiya and Munir whatever the outcome of their trial.

They were released from custody in October 2009 after CLAAS filed a third application for bail and went into hiding.

In February this year a jury in Kasur cleared them of defaming Muhammad but convicted them of the lesser offence. They were sentenced to life on March 2.

CLAAS filed their recent appeal for bail with the High Court, through its lawyers Tahir Gul Sadiq, Nasir Anjum and Tanvir Gill.

The organisation hopes that the family will be reunited for Christmas.

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6 Replies to “Man jailed for 25 years for touching a koran with unwashed hands.”

  1. IMHO every act of false accuseations, violence, property destruction, and murder are all part of a pogrom against Christians in the Muslim world. It’s always passed off by the collective governments and the MSM as some minior incident or the work of a few overzealious fanatics. Should we add up the numbers of these incidents the actual figures may shock us.

  2. Not might shock us, would shock us. Islam is on the march once again and the governments are ignoring this, what is really scary is that Pakistan has nukes, Iran is working to get nukes and North Korea with Chinese permission is willing to sell nuclear technology to anyone and everyone. How long will it be before they decide to sell either entire weapons, either assembled or assembled? Someone has to get off the dime and do something, and it won’t be the US while Obummer is in office, and if he is removed and replaced by Biden he won’t do anything either.

  3. Yeah, I shudder to think of the amount of violence against the US and our friends that is going to take place over the next 2 years.

  4. I shudder to revise one of my former comments but is looks to me as if the Islamic world is gearing up for some sort of horrific ‘finial solution’ to eliminate Christians, Jews, and all infidels from Muslim countries by any means necessary.

  5. It does, and with two people arrested for making explosives over the weekend combined with the Christmas Tree Bomber we are looking at a very scary and bloody year or possibly even a decade of attacks. But the genocide won’t be limited to the Moslem nations, they will extend it to the nations with a large enough Moslem population to hide the terrorist. And the first thing the leftist around the world will do is to try and ensure that the non Moslem populations of the West don’t have weapons to defend ourselves with.

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