Tuesday May 21, 2013
Pakistan Jails Christian Teenager over BlasphemyLetter by William Gomes Salem-News.com
William Nicholas Gomes focuses on the case against a little Christian girl who allegedly burned pages of the Qur'an.
(SALEM) - All Hell is breaking loose in Pakistan where extremist Muslims are losing their minds over another burning of the Holy Qur'an.
This time the offender isn't in a member of the U.S. military, in fact she couldn't be much different. The book burning suspect in this case is a young girl from a Christian family who is described as mentally retarded.
Now due to her alleged act, calls for destruction of Christian neighborhoods are ringing out and people are frightened.
We can only imagine what a harrowing experience it all is for the little girl accused of burning the Holy Qur'an. Her nightmare is one shared by many other children in Pakistan. Ansar Burney Trust, an advocacy group supporting various projects in Pakistan, estimates that there are as many as 4,500 juveniles in Pakistani prisons.
"These include children who are awaiting trial, those already sentenced and even those who were born into imprisonment; with no fault of their own but because their own mothers were prisoners there," the group added in a statement monitored by BosNewsLife.
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Salem-News.com Human Rights Ambassador William Nicholas Gomes is a Bangladeshi journalist, human rights activist and author was born on 25 December, 1985 in Dhaka. As an investigative journalist he wrote widely for leading European and Asian media outlets.
He is also active in advocating for free and independent media and journalists’ rights, and is part of the free media movement, Global Independent Media Center – an activist media network for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate telling of the truth. He worked for Italian news agency Asianews.it from year 2009 to 2011, on that time he was accredited as a free lance journalist by the press information department of Bangladesh. During this time he has reported a notable numbers of reports for the news agency which were translated into Chinese and Italian and quoted by notable number of new outlets all over the world.He, ideologically, identifies himself deeply attached with anarchism. His political views are often characterized as “leftist” or “left-wing,” and he has described himself as an individualist anarchist.
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