Blasphemy case against 9 Pak men for temple damage

In what seems to be a first for Pakistan, a group of Muslim men who damaged a temple and attacked homes of Hindus during a protest in Karachi against an anti-Islam film have been charged under the country’s harsh blasphemy law, a media report said on Sunday.

Welcoming the move by the police, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan chairperson Zohra Yusuf said she had never heard of a blasphemy case registered against Muslims for damaging a house of worship.

Nine men, including Maulvi Habibur Rehman and his accomplices, have been named in the police complaint regarding the ransacking of the Sri Krishna Bhagwan Mandir in Gulshan-e-Maymar area of Karachi. The temple was vandalised during government-sanctioned protests against the film “Innocence Of Muslims” on September 21.

 

Complete story at: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/blasphemy-case-against-9-pak-men-for-temple-damage/1010097/

We Libyans are filled with grief. Chris Stevens was more than an ambassador – he was a friend.

We Libyans are filled with grief. Chris Stevens was more than an ambassador – he People demonstrate during a rally to condemn the killers of the US ambassador to Libya and the attack on the US consulate, in Benghazi 12 September 2012Protests have been held in Benghazi condemning the attackwas a friend.

We condemn this barbaric act, which does not represent us as Libyans and Muslims and we send our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

This attack is a wake-up call for us, a realisation of the danger and the urgent need to defend freedom.

Complete story at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-19593578