Roughly 100 Pakistani Christian men, women, and children are taking refuge in the middle of a forest near the Pakistani capital. They fled to this location after a Christian girl was accused by her neighbor of burning pages of the Quran. Once the word got out that this event might have occurred, hundreds of people gathered around her house demanding the blasphemy laws be invoked.
The girl was arrested but law officials are not certain if the event ever took place. In the meantime, fear has run rapid through the Christian community because the blasphemy laws can result in a sentencing of life in prison or even death.
I wrote a blog back on July 25, 2012 entitled “Spiritual Warfare: Fact or Fiction?” where an Israeli law maker was so infuriated about receiving the Bible which included the new Testament as a gift that he not only tore up the New Testament and threw it away, but decided it would be a good idea to have his actions filmed while doing it.
I don’t recall this gentleman being arrested or even the threat of being arrested spoken out loud. I understand this Pakistani event took place in a different country than our law making friend’s incident; I wonder what would have happened if he would have treated the Quran in the same fashion.
Articles like this make me appreciate the Godly wisdom given to America’s founding fathers which ensured our constitutional right for freedom of religion.