Desecration: ‘Magician’ held for alleged Quran burning

Akram went to a graveyard where he started chanting what he claimed were “magic words” over a script of the Holy...

Shamsul Islam September 21, 2011


Mureedwala police have arrested a man on charges of burning the Holy Quran and registered a case against him under Pakistan Penal Code Section 295-B.

Akram, 45, is known in his area as the “magic master.”

On Tuesday, Akram and his client went to a graveyard where he started chanting what he claimed were “magic words” over a script of the Holy Quran. He then allegedly set the holy book on fire.

His clients responded violently and protested against Akram’s action. A number of people who were passing by the area also assembled at the scene and severely thrashed Akram, accusing him of desecrating the Quran. Someone from the crowd also informed the police who arrested Akram from the spot. A police case was registered against Akram on the complaint of villager Muhammad Sarfraz. Akram has been presented before the area’s judicial magistrate who sent him on a 14-day judicial remand and adjourned hearing for two weeks.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 22nd, 2011.

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Lance | 8 years ago | Reply | Recommend

This is hilarious. Reading comments from grown men and women arguing over Santa and the Easter Bunny. Oh, sorry, I mean the Tooth Fairy and Loch Nest Monster, oops; i mean Bigfoot and Peter Pan... I hope you get my drift. Grow up, read some science books and try living in the real world. You are all deluded by fantasy and need to get a grip on reality. While ever the insanity of religions continues, people will die and be hurt. As the saying goes: good people do good things and bad people do bad things, but for good people to do bad things you need religion.

Furqan | 8 years ago | Reply | Recommend

@Anthony Permal: Mr.Anthony it is not just a piece of printed paper for us in islam OK. And yes asad is right the word of GOD the Quran al Kareem is more beloved than our children and anyone.And is you think that is funny or insane i suggest u keep ur comments to your self on our beliefs.

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