Pakistani Muslim mob kills woman and two children over Facebook post

We know about the Islamic persecution of Christians happening in the world — well, I presume we all know about it. In case you don’t, read this or this.

But my wife Angela brought to my attention another kind of religious persecution at the hands of Muslims — this time from Pakistan. According to a report from the UK Independent, ” a woman, a child and a baby have died in Pakistan during riots over an allegedly blasphemous Facebook post. Their home was one of several set on fire in the city of Gujranwala on Sunday and another woman miscarried during the violence.”

“The woman, her seven-year-old granddaughter and her baby sister died of suffocation, according to police officials. The victims were members of the Ahmadi religious sect, who identify with Islam but are widely regarded as heretics in Pakistan and face persecution. Ahmadis consider themselves Muslim but believe in a prophet after Mohammed, the self-proclaimed Ghulam Ahmad, who was born in 1835. He is not defined as a “law-giving” prophet but claimed to propagate the laws enunciated by Mohammed.”

“The sect is defined as non-Muslim in Pakistan and a law in 1984 made it illegal for Ahmadis for identify as Muslims or “pose as Muslims.” They are banned from using Muslim greetings, saying Muslim prayers or referring to their places of worship as a mosque. Salim ud Din, a spokesman for the Ahmadi community, said it was the worst attack on the community since simultaneous attacks on Ahmadi places of worship killed 86 Ahmadis four years ago in Lahore.”

If there is any way I can make a comparison in America, it would be like Christians attacking and making laws against Seventh-Day Adventists or the Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church).

The Independent reports “the episode began based upon rumors spreading that a young Ahmadi man, identified as Saqib, shared a blasphemous picture on Facebook, Pakistan Today reported. It allegedly included the Kaaba — the cuboid building at the centre of the Grand Mosque in Mecca that Muslims face in prayer – and contained nudity. A mob reportedly gathered outside Saqib’s house and started protesting. When they moved to a doctor’s house where Ahmadis were thought to be hiding, someone inside reportedly shot at the mob and injured the man who had started the Facebook rumor. The group then set five Ahmadi houses on fire, killing the woman and children and injuring several others.”

Pakistan’s blasphemy laws carry a potential death sentence for anyone accused of insulting Islam, although they also cover all religions and places of worship. However, in this case it seems Muslim mob violence carries the day and isn’t interrupted by the local police. Mr. Salim ud Din stated, “Police were there but just watching the burning. They didn’t do anything to stop the mob. First they looted their homes and shops and then they burnt the homes.”

Accusations of blasphemy are rocketing in Pakistan, from one in 2011 to at least 68 last year, according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. About 100 people have been accused of blasphemy so far this year. I think America went through this stage long ago during the Salem witch trials, and I’m quite sure now, as then, many of the accusations had everything to do with vendettas and little to do with faith.

We may be in the 21st Century but many still live back in the 7th Century. At least we have the 21st Century technology to bring awareness of these egregious actions worldwide. The question is whether or not the civilized world will do anything about it.

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marcia
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LOCK & LOAD PPL!

RappFan
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If I were an atheist this would be one more data point in my favor. To me, a believer, this shows how Man has shaped religion into more of a tool for manipulation, control and persecution, and less about what its purported primary purpose is, a relationship God.

Ponymomto13
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My grandfather one told me how to look at this. “There is Gods law, and man’s interpretation of Gods law.” Just because a person claims to be Christian doesn’t mean they are.

Janet L. Rowe
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perfect. explanation. your grandfather was wise

choke
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I would agree, and I would argue also that just because a man says you aren’t a christian doesn’t mean you’re not.

djmc993150
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You define your belief in God by what people who claim to be his follower’s do and not what God has done nor any empirical or logical reasoning?
Do you realize the logical fallacy that is? Do you disbelieve a Jeffrey Dahmer ever had a dad because he was a horrible person?

blackyb
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You are twisting the points. God is the great I AM. Take it up with Him. He gave you the Holy Bible ( I prefer the King James original, myself.)

Colleen Posadas
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No he made a good point.

djmc993150
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You said “If I were an atheist this would be one more data point in my favor.” How else should that be read except that you feel judging the existence of God can be argued by what his so called followers are doing? And I prefer the Douay – Rheims.

Gail Lowery Briggs
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Atheist have no personal relationship with God or even remotely know what that feels like .So why do they despise everything that has to do with Him ? They just sit in judgement of anyone who believes in worshiping anything but themselves.

blackyb
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There is no such thing as an atheist. Many who deny until their deathbed call out to Him. When the pain becomes unbearable, they call on Him. Many call out by are not truly repented and go to Hell. Some are killed so quickly they have no time to call out and wake up in Hell.

Gail Lowery Briggs
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I AGREE !

Patrick Farrell
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you are an idiot.

Steve Middleton
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It’s “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” I know you want to get it right.

SGT Scientist
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Nope. Nobody cares. Mormons worship the brother of Satan.

Lloyd Kermet Lewis
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you are a dumb sob aren’t you?

blackyb
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No, SGT is not a dumb SOB. Mormons are listed as a cult, as are Jehova Witnesses, Christian Scientitists and some more. At least they were listed as that at the Public Library in a book called “Cults” or “Cults in America” some while back when I read it..

choke
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Kind of ironic to see this sort of discussion below this story. If cult means “not mainstream” then they may qualify, but then again, so would most religions in the US. Too bad we can’t all be friends. I had thought that’s what Christ taught – you know the whole “love your neighbor” thing. Then again, bearing false witness against them seems to be more par for the course.

Wanda Samuelson
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Yeah! We could be celebrating the common ground we would agree with, but, alas, we are loosing ground to slinging mud! And we just end up looking like dirtballs in the end.

Jimmy Changa
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The religion of peace shows again how peaceful they really are.

Larry Jones
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ISRAEL IS BEING VERY KIND TO THE HAMAS AND ALLOWING THEM TO REMOVE THEIR SENIORS AND CHILDREN, BUT THE HAMAS PREVENT THEM FROM BEING OUT OF HARMS WAY, I CANNOT UNDERSTAND WHY NETTANYAHU EVEN WORRIES….MAYBE IF HE DROPPED PHAMPLETS SAYING HE WAS GOING TO NUKE GAZA THEY WOULD MOVE ON WHEN HE DROPPED A FEW DIRTIES THERE IM SURE THE HAMAS WOULD BE GONE, AFTER ALL THE UNITED STATES DROPPED THEIR BOMBS ON JAPAN AND ISRAEL MADE NO COMPLAINTS, EVEN BEFORE THEY HAD A STATE. ALSO I WOULD USE DIRTY BOMBS TO BLOW UP THE TUNNELS ON THE GAZA SIDE… Read more »
Arlinda2
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The tunnels should be filled with the leaders and supporters of Hamas and then blown to smithereens.

CharlesS702
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Careful Larry, that might make Obama draw an invisible red line in the sand. LMAO. Anyway I think us Americans should let Israel handle their business while we handle ours. We have a traitor in the White House and Hamas and other terrorist organizations have gained a strong foot hole in America. We have Muslims chanting “We Are Hamas”, “Death to Israel” and similar chants from Miami to L.A. or as I like to say from sea to shining sea. Then we also got a full blown foreign invasion coming from every single country South of our boarder. What’s worse… Read more »
Colleen Posadas
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No nukes, likely to lead to world nuclear war.

blackyb
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These barbarians treat their wives and children like dirt; worse than animals. Animals try to take care of their young. Those people will kill their own as they feed upon death.

violettablooms
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I think your caps lock is stuck.

Jim Robertson
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Such a peaceful bunch.

WC
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Animals don’t practice religion…ergo Islam cannot be a religion!!!!!

Ernel Galsim
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You shouldnt insult animals by calling them muslims.

CTABB
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Not a fair comparison … animals are innocent and do no harm to each other except to survive. Perhaps savage, primitive, uncivilized, or minions of an unenlightened cult would be a more fitting description of people who act like this.

blackyb
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Thomas Jefferson was trying to keep these savages at bay during his time. They have killed anyone and anything since the beginning of their time. They are evil. Very few of them will escape the fires of Hell.

adobong_paksiw
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Really ? Obama must like to play truant In school. Didn’t he say Islam or Muslims played a major role in building this country ?

Lholi
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Who listens to Obama? He is a disgrace

SGT Scientist
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Muzzies have a severe case of low self-esteem and must kill any person who either leaves Islam for a sane religion or poked fun of the “Religion of Peace” and its False Prophet of the Antichrist, Mo, pi55 be upon him.

me, myself, and I
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there is no sane religion, all of them think they’re right and everyone else is wrong, and all of them have goofy stories that defy science.

blackyb
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This is what Obama wants for America. Know it.

FriendofThom
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You’re nuts.. I want you to get a cranial enema.. I beg you.

me, myself, and I
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are you really that stupid?

CharlesS702
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So what is Obama’s master plan for America then? Is it to reduce poverty and gang violence? Is it to strengthen the Middle Class? Is it to build the US back up to past glories? Let me ask you this, has Obama done more for US citizens or for foreigners? It seems with every move the US is worse off. He makes our country a joke. Our enemies don’t fear us and our allies don’t respect us. He’s actually funded Muslim extremists in the Middle East (In Syria, I’ll get to Egypt in a minute.) He’s allowed a foreign invasion… Read more »
FriendofThom
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OMG! You spew BS like the BP well spewed oil into the gulf.

urbanacres
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Well where are your facts. All you can do is personally attack. Get your head out of your ass and smell the coffee. We are going down very quickly under this Muslim. His own brother, Malik Obama, is a terrorist. He funded him with our tax money. Lois Lerner granted him tax exempt status. Educate yourself before you start spewing your liberal personal attacks.

Ernel Galsim
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Actually, those are all facts.

choke
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Please use the correct name for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Arthur Longeno Pavis Jr
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Arthur Longeno Pavis Jr

Okay. It’s a non Chistian cult.

choke
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Thank you for showing that bigotry exists in our nation as well.

Janet Lingel Aldrich
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It’s not bigotry — it’s trying the spirits and speaking the truth. Very biblical.

choke
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Interesting. Isn’t that pretty much what the Pharisees said while they were working to kill Jesus? Be careful what you accept to be biblical, because it may just be more pharisaical. Just my humble opinion.

Mike H1776
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all you have to do is read the word of God to find the truth oh by the way you can only find it in the King James Version for english speaking people. it is the two edged sword. May Jesus guide us all to the truth.

Arthur Longeno Pavis Jr
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Arthur Longeno Pavis Jr

I thought you’d enjoy it.

jdibbs
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Muslims are the root of all evil!

CharlesS702
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That’s a very ignorant thing to say jdibbs. I think we all know that Muslims are the root of almost all evil but Liberals commit their fair share of it as well. There are a few other groups that contribute to it but those 2 are the large majority leaders in all things evil.

Jim Gorman
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Choke stop being a grammer Nazi every one knows what it is.

choke
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Didn’t realize you spoke for everyone… my apologies.

Ken Brooks
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Damn shame the believe that ANYONE doesn’t follow islam (intentionally lower case) should be KILLED

elizabeth cohen
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It truly is getting worse!! A world gone mad

Tacjam4
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Eh…let them kill each other.

ShamanBlair
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That would be FINE, except they aren’t SATISFIED with just their “apostates.” They demand the entire WORLD submit to Islam. Or die.

abaton7
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A few gems from the book of peace. “Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them.” Qur’an 2:191 “Make war on the infidels living in your neighborhood.” Qur’an 9:123 “When opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you catch them.” Qur’an 9:5 “Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable.” Qur’an 3:85 “The Jews and the Christians are perverts; fight them.”… Qur’an 9:30 “Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam” Qur’an 5:33 “Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies.” Qur’an22:19 “The unbelievers are stupid; urge the Muslims to fight them.”… Read more »
elle
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Would add that I have at times relayed a post that contained a direct quote from the “book of Peace” lol, and I am told that I am a misinterpreting the Quran. Like the words “make war” mean something else. Like the words “terrorize and behead” mean something else. Like the words “terrorize the infidels” mean something else. The radical muslims have clearly show in recent history as well as ancient history, that those words mean exactly what they say, by their actions. And yet still liberals just don’t want to go there, just don’t want to see it for… Read more »
abaton7
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Exactly. But don’t take a stranger’s word for it,..(mine). Get a copy of that sophomoric, misanthropic book for yourself, as I did, and read it. It’s quite disturbing, and eye opening. Anyone who thinks islam is just another religion clearly has not read it.

elle
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Yes, I encourage everyone to read the Quran for yourself to see what is in it. It is very disturbing, and has a lot of double talk in it. But beyond that I read the biography of Muhammad if you want to truly know about Islam. It is interesting historical reading, and made me realize that this man was hardly the perfect man, but closer to demonic than anything, which explains a lot about Islam essentially.

elle
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Individual freedom does not exist in Islam.

Joseph Price
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Individual freedom is going away in America as well thanks to the damn Democrats.

ShamanBlair
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Never forget the LITERAL meaning of the word, “Islam.” SUBMISSION.

Ⓔⓢⓣ⋅Ⓠⓤⓞⓓ⋅Ⓔⓢⓣ
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It is good to point to this incident when people say that there is a wide possibility of interpretations within Islam. Maybe so, but it seems like the prevalent interpretation is that you are allowed to kill Muslims with different interpretations than yourself. This leaves the most violent interpretation on top by a process of elimination.

betspotter
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Barbarians. Savages. Serious haters.