Canada provides refuge for Pakistani Christian accused of blasphemy
A Christian girl fled Pakistan with her family after a Muslim cleric falsely accused her of burning pages from the Quran. After spending months in hiding, Rimsha Masih and her family are now in Canada, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said over the weekend.
Masih was arrested in August in Islamabad after the cleric made the accusation. He was later accused of fabricating the evidence and she was acquitted, but those accused of blasphemy in Pakistan are often subject to vigilante justice. Mobs have been known to attack and kill people accused of blasphemy, and two prominent politicians who have discussed changes to the blasphemy laws have been killed. The girl left Pakistan with her parents, three sisters, and a brother on March 14, attorney Tahir Naveed Chaudhry said....
Anything is considered Insulting of Islam if your enemy decides that's a good way to get rid of you. Considering this is also a girl, and "Ignorance is Bliss," for everyone, but especially women, Islam and the suffering of women is so obvious in this one girl's case that it is foolish to deny it.
âTwo things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.â--Albert Einstein