Pakistan: Christian laborer jailed following blasphemy accusation
December 07, 2011
The life of Khurram Masih, a 25-year-old uneducated Christian laborer, is in danger after he was accused of committing blasphemy.
Asked by Muslim coworkers in a village near Lahore to burn waste wood and paper, Masih complied when a Muslim noticed he was burning some paper with Arabic written on it. Masih was accused of desecrating the Qur’an and was beaten; after a local mosque announced on its loudspeaker that a Christian had committed blasphemy, a mob gathered, and Masih was jailed.
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