'Religion of Peace' at it Again

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Pakistan mob burns man to death for 'blasphemy'

By Shahzeb Jillani, BBC World Service South Asia Editor

A Pakistani mob has taken a man accused of blasphemy from a police station and burnt him to death, police say.

The man was being held for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran in public. The incident took place on the outskirts of Bahawalpur, in Punjab province.

Witnesses said hundreds of people looked on as he screamed for help.

Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law imposes the death penalty for insulting Islam, but it is rarely carried out.

The area where the lynching took place is home to hundreds of madrassas - religious schools - run by radical Islamist or sectarian groups.

Police said they detained the man after locals complained that he had desecrated the Koran.
But before the allegation could be investigated, thousands of angry people surrounded the police station, police said.

"They were demanding that we kill him in front of them, or they'll take him away and kill him themselves," police inspector Ghulam Mohiuddin told the BBC.

'Hysterical'
After officers unsuccessfully tried to calm the crowd, it attacked the station, as police tried to disperse it with tear gas. Several policemen were wounded in the violence.

The mob put up roadblocks to prevent police reinforcements from reaching the area, officers said.
"We were totally outnumbered. There were too many of them and they were hysterical. Eventually, they succeeded in taking him away," said one.

The man was reportedly beaten and dragged to the spot where he is said to have desecrated the Koran.
The mob then poured petrol on him and set him on fire, according to witnesses.

Police say they are trying to identify the victim, who was said to be mentally unstable.
"The man had no idea what was going on," said an official.
"While he was in our custody, he kept laughing and chanting."

A case has been registered against unknown attackers. No arrests have been made yet.

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Good job no other religion has form for violence. And secular institutions are all blameless to.


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It does not sound like the police put up that much of a fight protecting the blasphemer.

The original story read as if he had been burned to death , which seemed a bit cruel. However I found another story which indicated the man had been beaten to death before his body was burned, a much better way to die.

Mob kills man, burns corpse for desecrating Quran | DAWN.COM
 
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Good job no other religion has form for violence. And secular institutions are all blameless to.


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Yeah, but God is on OUR side!
 
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Well maybe outside of Alabama I can't remember the last times that a bunch of Christians took it upon themselves to kill someone over a religious disagreement.

Reformation anyone?
 
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Islam?

Or would any religion be doing as well in a under-developed society?

Let's give us a couple of years of austerity, a few shitty council estates and see how good we look.

Woman 'killed son in botched exorcism' - Telegraph

These are some of my "favourites", deaths during "exorcisms".

Well maybe outside of Alabama I can't remember the last times that a bunch of Christians took it upon themselves to kill someone over a religious disagreement.

Reformation anyone?
I suppose some might say the Christians have been busy kiling Muslim?

I think it was Lt.-Gen. William Boykin of the Pentagon who saw Satan's face above Somalia, and later gave an after dinner speech ending:
And when I stand up and I stand before Christ, I want there to be blood on my knees and my elbows. I want to be covered with mud. And I want to be standing there with a ragged breast plate of righteousness. And a spear in my hand. And I want to say, "Look at me, Jesus. I've been in the battle. I've been fighting for you." Ladies and gentlemen, put your armor on and get into battle. God bless you
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_G._Boykin

So there's a leader in a developed post-modern nation.

Best we not get too comfortable in the "religious war" debate.

And anyway, has Blair backed away from the 'God told me to do it' bit about Iraq or has the infernalweb (with all its porn and filth) misquoted the Vicar of Albion?
 
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Norn Ireland anyone?
I would say that they are not arguing about religious views per se as opposed to .. we don't like you because of insert as applicable.

So it is a 'tribal' based on a religious divide, not we are going to do them some harm because their version of the bible is wrong and we are the 'correct belief'. It is a lets do them harm because 'they are prods and took our land in blah, blah, blah' or 'they are fenians and they want to kick us out and make us submit to the rule of Rome blah, blah, blah'. Some religious element there I agree as being under the constitution of a state that is allied to a religious doctrine


I don't think that Unionist terrorists are motivated to go about their business thinking about a difference in opinion in a religious text' likewise I don't think that Republican terrorists are driven by being too upset about transsubstiation.

Well not in the last round anyway.
 
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Islam?

Or would any religion be doing as well in a under-developed society?

Let's give us a couple of years of austerity, a few shitty council estates and see how good we look.

Woman 'killed son in botched exorcism' - Telegraph

These are some of my "favourites", deaths during "exorcisms".



I suppose some might say the Christians have been busy kiling Muslim?

I think it was Lt.-Gen. William Boykin of the Pentagon who saw Satan's face above Somalia, and later gave an after dinner speech ending:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_G._Boykin

So there's a leader in a developed post-modern nation.

Best we not get too comfortable in the "religious war" debate.

And anyway, has Blair backed away from the 'God told me to do it' bit about Iraq or has the infernalweb (with all its porn and filth) misquoted the Vicar of Albion?


I see what you mean, my point was a flippant one and is hard to defend, so I shall back away humbled with much weeping and gnashing of teeth. ;)
 
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I don't think that Unionist terrorists are motivated to go about their business thinking about a difference in opinion in a religious text' likewise I don't think that Republican terrorists are driven by being too upset about transsubstiation.

Well not in the last round anyway.
The Army deployed to help the RUC stem trouble caused by mistreatment of Catholics because of their version of religion though. There was very real ethnic cleansing happening in Belfast in the 1960s based on religious denomination.
 
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They don't seem to care about how many copies of the koran get burned or otherwise destroyed when they are blowing eachother up in market places or setting police stations and barracks on fire.
 
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I see what you mean, my point was a flippant one and is hard to defend, so I shall back away humbled with much weeping and gnashing of teeth. ;)
please don't, I am not waving a shitty stick!

Just chucking ideas in. I don't care for violent religious people myself, I don't think they would like me.

I just think that when we say that one group without exception is this or that, I think we are setting ourselves up for a fall.

it just amazes me how those who pop up condemning Islam in the whole, are masters of the Koran and the Hadith. I suspect that we could all be equally critical of belief systems that we don't challenge and are as unchallengable as a revealed religion.

I just remember Francis Fukuyama writing a book called "The End of History" about there was no challenge to liberal democracy.

But if we don't talk about it, we will be on the way to that mob who murdered someone who probably wasn't to well by the sounds of it. Never a community psychiatric nurse when you need one.
 
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