I'm sure most of you know about the young Christian girl being accused of desecrating a quran in Pakistan. If not, watch THIS VIDEO first.
Thousands of Pakistan Muslims (and some western Muslims) called for the girl to be executed for desecrating their Holy Book. She has been in prison until her trial and her family has been in "protective custody". They have lost everything all because of false accusations by Muslims who hate Christians.
Had radical Muslims been successful, the girl would have been burned alive and her family expelled from the country. But they are still not safe. The same irrational Muslims that want people killed for destroying a book might still try to exact "punishment."
Do you think these same Muslims will call on the Imam to be executed? He desecrated a quran in planting false evidence. He desecrated it in the same way the accused supposedly had, and he also put lives in very real danger. But you won't hear many demands for his execution. Yet the Christian family, who are innocent of the accusations, will still face vigilante attacks.
Sadly, this scenario happens frequently in Islamic societies. Muslims falsely accuse neighbors, unwanted wives, business competitors of "blasphemy" and then sit back while wild mobs demand and exact punishments. Rarely are the accusers exposed as they are in this case. The movie "The Stoning of Soraya M." was about this very type of abuse.
This is why Sharia is so dangerous to human rights. It is too easy to abuse and manipulate the system, which is designed to specifically benefit male Muslims. It only requires a Muslim's sworn testimony (keep in mind, a Muslim's testimony is worth more in an Islamic court than that of a woman or a non-Muslim) to sentence a victim to prison or death. No physical evidence or motive is necessary. And as this case shows, Muslims, even Imams, can less less than honest in their quest for Islamic supremacy.
Yet many Muslims (and some self-proclaimed Christians here at Liveleak) claim Sharia is superior to other systems of justice that are designed to protect the accused.
No system of justice is perfect. But we must unequivocally reject a system that gives superiority to one group over another, and that requires the victim to prove innocence instead of the accusers proving guilt.
The rest of this post is from BBC News:
A Pakistani imam has been remanded in custody, accused of planting pages
of the Koran among burnt pages in the bag of a Christian girl held for blasphemy. The girl was detained two weeks ago near the capital Islamabad after an angry mob demanded she be punished.
Prosecutors say Imam Khalid Chishti will himself face charges of blasphemy.
The girl, named as Rimsha, is said to be about 14 and to have learning difficulties.
Imam Khalid Chishti allegedly told a witness, after tampering with the girl's bag, that this was a "way of getting rid of Christians", a prosecutor said. The case has sparked international condemnation.
Earlier this week, a court extended Rimsha's detention at a maximum-security prison by a further two weeks.
Her father has said he fears for his daughter's life and for the safety of his family. He has called on Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari to pardon her. Rimsha's parents have been taken into protective custody following threats, and many other Christian families have fled the neighbourhood.
Pakistan's strict blasphemy laws are often used to settle personal vendettas, correspondents say.
Last year two leading politicians were assassinated after speaking out against the legislation.
Imam Chishti appeared in the Islamabad court with a white blindfold and shackled hands.
There was a large police presence as he was ushered into the building.
"The imam was arrested after his deputy Maulvi Zubair and two others told a magistrate he added pages from the Koran to the burnt pages brought to him by a witness," an investigator Munir Hussain Jaffri said. He said Mr Zubair and some others had told the imam not to interfere, urging him to "give the evidence to the police as he got it".
According to Mr Jaffri, Imam Chishti had told them: "You know this is the only way to expel the Christians from this area."
The investigator said the cleric had been arrested at his home on Saturday under Pakistan's blasphemy law.
"By putting these pages in the ashes he also committed desecration of the Holy Koran and he is being charged with blasphemy," he said. The girl's lawyer told AFP news agency that Rimsha "should be acquitted immediately", as it had been "fully proven that it was a conspiracy".
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