Girl in Pakistan Charged with Blasphemy
A young girl in Pakistan with Down Syndrome has been charged with Blasphemy for desecrating the holiest of books in that nation, the Quran. The-11-year old was allegedly spotted by a neighbor ripping pages out of the Quran to use as cooking fuel and was reported to the authorities.
The girl, who is Christian, was removed from her home in Islamabad, Pakistan, after a crowd of angry neighbors converged and demanded that she be arrested and punished.
Although the girl, whose name is Ramsha, could be facing the death penalty for her actions, Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari called for calm and demanded an immediate investigation of the alleged Quran burning due to the young girl’s decreased mental capacity.