Thursday, July 5, 2012
The Lynching in Pakistan and Self Reflection
Many blogs are running the recent story of a mentally deranged man who was arrested in Pakistan for allegedly throwing pages from the Koran onto a street. (Blasphemy against Islam is a crime in Pakistan.) While the man was in custody, word spread like wildfire. A mob stormed the police station, grabbed the man, took him out on the street, beat him, and set him on fire. The below article from The Tribune (PK) tells the story of the incident, which is horrifying. What I find interesting are the comments from Pakistani readers.