PARIS: France on Tuesday added its voice to mounting international concern over the arrest on blasphemy charges of a young Christian girl in Pakistan.
The girl, Rimsha, is reported to have Down's syndrome. She faces the death penalty for allegedly burning pages with verses from the Holy Quran.
French foreign ministry spokesman Vincent Floreani said Paris welcomed an announcement by Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari that he would look into the case.
"France calls on the Pakistani authorities to free this young girl," he added.
"We would also recall that the very existence of a crime of blasphemy is in breach of fundamental liberties, the freedom of religion or of conviction as well as the freedom of speech.
"We call on Pakistan to respect its international commitments in this respect."
Zardari has asked the interior ministry to submit a report on the case, the details of which remain unclear.
Reports in Pakistan have suggested the allegations against her were triggered after she burnt papers collected from a garbage pile for cooking.
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Denial of Jews holocaust is a crime in a number of European countries. Freedom of speech doesnt come into play there. Just a day old story, 03 French tourists arrested and prosecuted by Srilanka for insulting Budha by taking pictures in funny poses because they consider Budha as sacred. No hue and cry on this story yet.. But when Muslims condemn or protest burning (far more than insult) of their holy book, the whole world's so called champions of human rights get out of mothballs
If a muslim burns Bible or any other holy book, I'll be the first one to support a stern action against him/her. As far as arresting a child is concerned, did I ever support it in any of my comments? You better read my comments first before bothering to comment on me. Extremist Pastor Terry Jones burnt Quran and muslims in return protested by burning his effigy. Why didn't they burn Bible instead?
hundreds of muslims are killed in Pakistan and yet neither the people nor the govt acts on the issue? Blaming France is not going to make things better.
Indeed Pakistanis live a dark age.
So a foreign country tells the Pakistani government not to screw over it's own people and not abuse their human rights, and we have Pakistanis here complaining about it and saying France should mind it's own business. This sounds really retarded. We're basically telling the foreign countries not to interfere and let our government abuse our human rights. We're saying that because wearing the veil is banned in France, and some of our people are killed by drones, and because some Burmese Muslims are being killed, then our government should be allowed to abuse us and jail us without just cause.
Does this way of thinking make any sense? These people instead of being pleased that a foreign country is supporting us against an evil system, want to be abused.
France should mind her own business. Daily hundreds of muslims are getting killed, Daily one of the European countries bring some controversy against Islam and nobody bothers ... and I am ashamed of all these pakistanis who are supporting them .. The reason behind our downfall is this confusion ... we are a confused nation ..
@waqas: Maybe your courts will set her free.The mob will then kill her for blasphemy.Her family may also be killed and their house burnt down.In any case her life is finished
@arsh: Hey before you get too excited on ethinic lines please be informed that in Karachi people of different backgrounds have been affected.
Dear "Pakistani Only", Shias are killed in KPK and Baluchistan, Pakhtuns are looted and killed in Karachi, Punjabis are killed in Baluchistan. Then why blame only Punjab for the the extremism?
Well all these articles appear to wash over whether the girl in question is disabled and is really handicapped and merely point to "alleged" or "suggested" - surely the facts could've been ascertained with a degree of certainty now given the time span that has passed. There appears to be an agenda here. Even if she is disabled and handicapped- then the issue is with the wrongful arrest of the disabled and handicapped child; not the law. The courts would no doubt pick up on this when the case appears before the court. As for France decrying "freedom"- well, Pakistanis are Muslims pre-dominantly and don't buy the notion of freedom which permits all sorts of social ills under their guide of freedom including the descretation and slander of Islam. A country where nude images and much worse of women are considered a legitimate source of entertainment, profession and business but a woman covering herself with a burka is an affront to their sensibilities.
Wow the French speaking about human rights?, I wonder what those French protestors, muslims must be thinking of now. Its our problem we'll fix it, off you go em poddles en toast.
Hundreds of terrorist are released from jails due to lack of evidence. But when it comes to blasphemy, no evidence is required only accusation is sufficient. 'A person is inncoent until proven guilty' The supporters of this blasphemy law why don't then support the rule of law by conducting proper investigation to find out if the person is innocent or guilty. The fact of the matter is this lovely country is HALF its way to become a JUNGLE and this nation SENSELESS ANIMALS.
Before Zia amended the blasphemy law the number of offences could be counted on your fingers. The amendment turned it into a 'bad law' because it is now being misused for personal gain and furthering an extremist agenda. It will require courage to put matters right and that is one commodity, among many, our rulers lack.
@Umer: And we should mind our own business when they ban burqa or hijab!
How? Do you see Muslims running away from France like people are running away from Pakistan? In fact every Pakistani would love to get to France if given opportunity.
@Pro Bono Publico:
Drone attacks kill terrorists don’t they? Besides that area in not our territory and is not under our control so drones issue can’t be the foremost issue concerning us.
@James: i am a muslim and i cant agree with u more
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After all Pakistanis charged a doctor with blasphemy for his throwing the medical rep's visiting card into the bin because the visiting card had "Mohammed" printed on it. What else do u expect from Pakistanis.
Such stupid acts are a concern of every good human being and Muslim. This is against the teaching of Islam, to arrest a child, infirm and old people for crimes which they may not have committed. Islam does not encourage such intolerant laws. These Laws were enacted to promote fundamentalism in the society and to use that intolerance against communism. Today these brutal laws are defaming Islam. Can any one quote a single example from the days of our beloved Holy Prophet, where he ever did injustice to people from other religons or he persecuted people from other religons. NOT ONCE The child should be handed over to the parents. and should be treated for trauma.
I am a religious muslim. I support the blasphemy law. BUT it's an 11 year old girl. She is a minor, even in islamic Jurisprudence she is a minor. Please just release her with a note to her parents. Let her go. (They are already saying that she burned the pages by mistake for cooking as they were found in ruddee) BUT then sorry to say that Pakistan is now filled with ILLITERATE people, who cannot even write their own name. ILLITERATE FUNDAMENTALISTS. How would they understand a religion and then its laws. Very sad!
@Indian Catholic: and this same person you responded to would have cried foul if a Westerner had given a similar analogy to justify any of their actions.......I wasn't a hateful person by nature but by jove, am I thinking of some drastic measures right now!
I haven't been able to get the poor little girl out of my mind, I have an 8 year old son myself. What must she be going through? I pray that she is released with the charge against her lifted completely and is able to join her parents soon - how terrified she must be...oh God, what is the world coming to? It must be humans alone who can do this to their own young.
Pakistani law enforcement agencies should hang her.Due to lack of law in pakistan these types of issues may arise..So its better to stop them now, otherwise it will be too late. GEO TO EMMAN SAY:))))))) ISLAM ZINDABAD:)))))))) PAKISTAN ZINDABAD:)))))))))
For Pakistan to act positively, simple advise to our benefactors. Just cut off all aid. This is the only language we understand. No use giving us lectures as we will start quoting veils, burma, etc etc....
The word '' Mercy '' is the basic theme of this religion but not practiced in letter and spirit why? I think when it comes to religion then we become Merciless Servants Of God. Forgiveness, restrain and mercy is no longer part of our life in our country. Our text books teaches us hate against others so where do we go from here, certainly nowhere and this is where we are heading.
@Umer: “France should mind its own business etc etc.”
Why dont you mind your own business when there is a war between Palestine and Israel ? Why do you start shouting then....shouldn't u keep quiet at that time ?
simple solution to blasphemy law, apply it to all religious texts and not just islamic. severe punishment for violating minority religious material!
@Gratgy: To further your point, during the recent protests in Egypt, demonstrators were holding placards that had "WE ARE NOT PAKISTAN" written on it.
Did france react after millions of innocent human beings were/are killed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Burma.....There are scores of people being killed every day in Pakistan but I never see such a reaction from these pathetic countries just because of the fact that the victims are not Christian....So it's not about humanity for these countries but about protecting people from their fellow religion and not to miss any single chance to defame Pakistan....
There are a lot of things linked with security but everything cannot be banned outrightly. Like the cell phone service was blocked in Pakistan for a while. Should it be banned permanently? Other examples are personal baggage at airports, underground tube stations, money transfer, mail packages/letters and what not.
@Imran Con: Look at the French then President's remarks which show his motives behind banning the face viel.
" We cannot accept, in our country, women imprisoned behind a mesh, cut off from society, deprived of all identity. That is not the French republic's idea of women's dignity." Sarkozy had also stated that the law "is to protect women from being forced to cover their faces and to uphold France's secular values."
@Shah: Hello gentle soul. Since your heart weeps for minorities, give them a chance to migrate to India and live a life of dignity. We will welcome ALL Pakistani minorities. We have a big heart and will make them feel welcome. In India the freedom to practice the faith of ones own choice is unquestioned. Be it Hindu, Shia, Sunni, Ahmadi, Christianity, Sikh, Buddhism, Jainism or Jewish.
@Silas: I think you should learn the difference between putting on clothes and getting naked. Your argument is like " having children before marriage is not considered good in Pakistan so having them after marriage should be banned in Europe".
@Wise guy: But we donot demand the right to burn their holy books and ridicule their religious figures. Im for all the rights of minorities in Pakistan but minorities should learn to respect other religions. So should the Muslims who are of-course no exception..
@Indian Catholic: First of all please be informed that the girl charged with blasphemy has not been sentenced to death. And I didn't write in support of her arrest and charge for blasphemy nor did I justify it. I just didn't like the French human right championship on the matter. Im hopeful she would be set free by our independent judiciary after figuring out that she is mentally ill.
@1984: If it was the Moscow subway that was blasted why didn't Russia bother to ban face veil? USA and UK have more security issues than France, why didn't they ban it? According to a report of Hervé Chabalier, a leading French journalist, alcohol was directly responsible for 23,000 deaths a year in France, and indirectly responsible for a further 22,000. Also half of all domestic violence is linked with Alcohol. Why don't they ban Alcohol? How many security related incidents the face veil has caused in France?
@ML: mind your own contradictions and sectarian stance that nobody respects Quran more than you or nobody loves the Prophet (PBUH) more than you. by saying this you are accusing Muslims of lesser respect and love for the Quran and the Prophet (PBUH).
Some complain that France shouldn't discuss minority persecution in Pak and in the next breath ask whether France spoke about the Rohingyas in Burma! France have spoken about the welfare of Rohingyas many times and have charity organizations like Doctors Without Frontiers treating them before Bangladesh kicked them out. What more are they expecting that the OIC or Pak itself are unwilling to do?
They aren't jailing, beating or killing anyone over veils either. But I guess these ridiculous resentful deflections are nothing more than hypocritical excuses to justify abusing Pakistani minorities through twisted un-Islamic interpreted oppressive laws abused by manipulative, ignorant or bigoted Pakistani Muslim mobs. Shameful.
Read what someone by the name of Wise Guy has said.
You demand equal rights in foreign countries, but refuse to give even the minority rights to your minorities.
Please, you are the least qualified country to teach others what to do.
1) I blame Pakistan for this stupid law. Yes, the Quran is the word of Allah. Yes it's holy. But humans fail to notice the Quran is just paper. Do you really think Allah will be offended at crime committed against paper? I think not. Step on the Quran, throw it someone, melt it and eat It Doesn't Matter. Because Allah's word is exceeds everything. It will prevail no matter what. Even if you burn all the Quran in the world Islam will prevail, that is a quote from the Quran itself.
2) People she has down syndrome! I don't know if that's true or not but let's take that into consideration
3) You really think France is going to back off? The world will grab any opportunity to mortify Islam. "hey look everybody. guess what these Muslim's up to again?" It doesn't matter if she had downs syndrome or if she was royalty or a mere French citizen, she is in a Islamic country and France will jump on the opportunity to talk about "rights". Okay. The French hate the Muslims anyway. Fact.
4) and @Aryabhat using your opponents incorrect grammar usage is a low reserved for teenagers. Let's handle this the mature way okay?
5) who cares what we think, these politicians will go on with their affairs any ways.
Oh, please, what are you stone-age people doing!! First, you kidnap a 14 year old Hindu girl (a child!), forcibly convert her into Islam and then get her married to a man who is as old as her grandfather. And now this 11 year old (mentally disabled) girl on charges of blasphemy! The child does not know what blasphemy means. I suspect we need to look at the mullahs who reported this case and fanned the flames of hatred. Pakistanis are getting a really rotten name all over the world. The word barbarians would be appropriate for those who use this blasphemy law to harm innocent people. This so-called blasphemy law is a major infringement of human rights and should be addressed at the UN. But Pakistanis (I mean those who really care for humanity at large and with a sense of decency), do something about this madness that will eventually destroy the social fabric of your country and also your very nation which we Europeans see as an aberration in the first place. Change before it is too late!!
@waqas: US had 8 anti-Muslim happenings in 11 days including the fire destruction of a masjid, plus bombings, including a Muslim school. Did our Pakistani liberals raise an eyebrow? The only these liberals can do is insult their own country.
@Umer: Has France ever protested over the "collateral damage" caused by drone attacks in FATA that did not stop even for Eid? Does France recall the holocaust it brought upon Algeria? At least, the Pakistani girl has not been burnt alive or tortured. The police will eventually release her.
Those who are complaining about burqua ban in France..why dont you do a tit for tat ? Ban Bikini in Pakistan...and let the world know that what Pakistan is upto !!
that poor christian girl must be freed immediately...true followers of muhammad(s.a.w.) are not "Zaalim" they are kind hearted because our beloved prophet was all for kindness and mercy. To a certain extent blasphamey law has become frequently a tool for persecution of certain Sects and religion. I wonder police how quickly arrests these "cuplrits" and they get witnesses also even in bulk....but what about innocent shia muslims who are getting murdererd, just because they are shias. Murdering of Shias is not included in blasphamey ..why? Has Muhammad S.A.W. not said that killing one innocent human being like killing all humanity? though i can write many of his quotes in which he called muslims to remain united and love each other but i would like to ask the readers that if i am a sunny muslim and i think the " so called muslims" who kill shias are infidels. Will you not support me? if you dont support me then go read Quaran and Hadees again. Even killing of Innocent Ahmadis is not allowed in islam and it is a shame that whoever speaks for truth gets shotdown by Infidels who claim themselves to be Muslims.
I can see where this is going. Do something you know locals are going to react to, use a paid journalist to report the incident; create a uproar and then show concern.
Anyone who thinks this is an innocent story is an idiot. The very same people who kill innocent people indiscriminately are shouting foul play.
To be clear I am not defending what people in Pakistan are doing as it's indefensible; nevertheless it is clear they are being played.
DID YOU KNOW? 89% of rural indian households do not own telephones. 52% of indian homes do not have any domestic power connection.
There are daily power cuts even in the nation’s capital. The average brownout in India is three hours per day during non-monsoon months, 17 hours daily during the monsoon. The average village is 2 kilometers away from an all-weather road.
20% of indians have partial or no access to a safe drinking-water supply.
55% of indian homes have no access to improved sanitation.
Source: Tarun Khanna, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization National Family Health Survey Data of India and yet they come to Pakistani blog and post comments as if they are living in heaven SHAME at its highest level ( and they teach us english spelling also l0l )
everybody speaks abt a single 11year old girl nobody talks abt drone attack killing in pakistan, 2day drone attack kills 6ppl, nobody knows who r they, why we havnt condmn the innocent killing, . blasmy is a mater of one girl, be realistic guys
@SM: You need to educate yourself, Muslims are not oppressed in any way in the EU!! don't think the world outside functions like Pakistan, Muslims have their rights and are well protected by the state unlike Pakistan where a 11 year kid is put in prison and people like you are shameless enough to not even acknowledge the problem and blaming the other, facing the other way, living in denial is your modus operandi.
@Pagall: Pakistani air firce has dropped over 10000 bombs on FATA region in the last 10 years. Most Muslims in Pakistan and Afghanistan have been killed by their own brothers. This week 26 Shia Muslims were killed by Sunni Muslims in Pakistan. One Muslim suicide bomber killed 38 Afghani Muslims.
Don't worry even India is not behind in getting terror treatment. Already there are plenty of Madrasas near Banlga border that teach radical brand of islam to young kids. In an interview, these kids say kafirs should be killed to get jannat. In 10-15yrs, we have blasphemy laws in our own backyard.
Pakistani Muslims are insulting Muslims worldwide by calling themselves muslims
@waqas: I don't care one way or another about a face veil but at least be intelligent about other country's motives for banning it. What does a face veil, a bank robber, and a militant have in common? They're all face covers. You've even seen your pious men exploiting a veil to hide their identity. Would you rather countries just up and arrested your women because they match the description of every masked man? Their safety is greater than your knit picking about every breath they take from Muslims. You've kind of worn down the weight of your own words with all your complaining.
@Irfan Baloch This is not something for Liberals to man up and take up. This is for every Pakistani to take up and stand against this. What is being done here is beyond cruelty. This is break up society and humanistic values. What is being done to this Girl is crime and every one that doest not raise a voice in Pakistan is part criminal.
France is not killing the muslim females for wearing burka. Moreover, most of the muslims living there are immigrants either from Algeria or other countries. They are not inviting anybody to come and stay there. How many muslims were willing to return back to their respective countries when France banned the full veil burka. The answer is.......NONE.
Everybody loves freedom.......be it muslim or non-muslim.
@taimoor: in down syndrome there is a bit of mental impairment but france is no one to interfere in our issues.france saying that blasphemy law is against freedom of speech, atleast we support what the law is cz it is according to quran and sunah, and it is more sacred to us more than any thing
You are absolutely right. France should not interfere in your issues. By the same logic, ask your president not to write to Myanmar. You guys have no business in Bosnia, Chinese province with muslim majority, Chechenya, Afghanistan etc etc etc etc...
Stop your own thekedari first. Sincerely!
Finally, One truly brave man in Pakistan who is also wise.
Pakistani's marched in the street to keep this barbaric law - maybe it's time the so called "silent majority" marched in the streets to get rid of if.
Its such a shame reading such news about our country. And France can mind its own business. First they should ensure laws based on equality in their own country and then comment on others.
Indians are commenting here as Pakistanis - LOL
Nobody care about the country knowing for the wrong reasons.... It will happen for sure if you give free hand to these mullah just for the sake of religion...
Tell me, would you allow women to roam around in Bikinis in Pakistan? No. THen why do you have a problem with burqa banning? Two faced hypocrite.
In the above quoted words form Pakistan Penal Code the word willfully is not enough to justify the act of an individual. By adding these words "Willfully and intentionally understanding the act" to the Pakistan Panel Code Extraction there will be no more victims of Blasphemy in future. Normally it has been observed that those who are charged on account of Blasphemy charges are unaware of the Value and dignity of the Quranic Verses. So one who do understand he/she is equal to the person who is not in his/her senses. Public sentiments/emotions doesn't justify the crime. It should be dealt decided by the Court of Law not by the public in general.
The mullah that reported this should be put in prison
I ask the so called liberals of Pakistani society, when would they man-up and take a firm stand against these Bearded businessmen called mullahs, holding Islam and progress hostage. You‘v got a fight on ur hands This intolerence will soon enough breach ur comfort zones. This force of Jahiliya has to b countered with force there is no escaping that eventuality. U do not realize it yet but "the Plymouth Rock" has already landed upon us. I am not prepared to hand my liberty to these goons I see what the future holds and it isn't very encouraging. The fight is on and its going to b ugly, better prepare for it. No to Mullaiyat, No to Intolerance, No to Persecution, and No to This Blasphemy Law.
@Aryabhat: If France has no problem with women wearing Bikini, is the ban on Burqa justified? Justifying French Burqa ban would open another chapter here so lets not get into it.
@Umer: "France should mind its own business etc etc."
Just like you minded your business when it came to Rohingyas.
@Pakistani Hindu: well said...
I wonder where these mentally retarded and so innocent minorities get their hands on copies of Quran....if they cannot keep their retards in control they should not expect mercy...these minorities are giving bad name as well as irresponsible media, as we can never be so tolerant that we will allow anyone burning Quran
@waqas: France should first look into its own house. Banning muslim women from wearing veil is not breach of fundamental liberty and freedom of expression? Bloody hypocrites with double standards . Really? Sentencing a blasphemer to death (Pakistan) and banning the veil (France) are the same? . This is not a high school debate where you try to win brownie points. This is a person's (a minor, disabled person's) life. . Is there no compassion left in Pakistan?
Gojra riots against Christians occurs in Punjab only Christians over blasphemy often targeted in Punjab only Sectarian violence started from Punjab (LeJ +Sip Saheba) were all originated from Punjab Ahmedis are targeted in Punjab only Whats really with Punjab only ?
Pakistan calls on France to stop banning the hijab and oppression of Muslims in EU.
Punjabi society and its religious extremism. Other provinces may have communal and political violence but Punjab is really dangerous place to live in when it comes to religious intolerance and Punjab govt has done nothing in this regard infact were rejoicing over their governor killing (Salman Taseer).
Its again the immature attitude of our media which has crated such a hype and trumpeted this news to the entire world. Of course the so called champions of human rights will capitalize on this spicy news which will attract the spectators from the entire world. While I was in USA about a year ago, a local christian planted an improvised bomb in a mosque. This story appeared as a paltry little, unimportant news in their media. Did anyone in Pakistan hear that news? Not at all.. That's the difference between our and the western media...
The incident is but a symptom of what is wrong with faith, any faith, when followed blindly.
France don't see the US drone strikes in Federally Administrated Tribal Areas in which 1000s of innocent lost their lives and 1000s are handicapped for the rest of their lives? Only one Christian girl they can see? Double standard people
Blasphemy or not
Police are violating human rights by arresting this girl Because 1.Any person below age of 15 cannot be imprisoned even if they have committed a murder.They should be sent to correctional centers 2.You cannot arrest a mentally retarded person of any age.They must be sent to Psychiartic centers
But,given the history of blasphemy cases.I feel its safer for the girl to be in prison because if she's out..There will be some fundamentalist who want to earn a ticket to jannat by killing this blasphemer
If France has such a high degree of respect for human life, why didn't it bother to condemn Muslims massacre in Burma?
True, France has defied its own set laws of freedom of speech BUT that gives Pakistanis no right to undermine the atrocities hurled at the minorities, including Ahmadis, Shias, Christians and Hindus, in this country by in fact that law enforcing agencies. There are a million other issues defaming Pakistan in the international world but these blasphemy laws are the sour cherry on this distasteful cake BECAUSE blasphemy laws have no basis in the actual teachings of Islam. Repeatedly we learn from the Hadith and Quran that the Prophet (PBUH) forgave everybody who badmouthed him or spoke ill of Islam, and yet Muslims fail to learn from that example. If anybody actually mocks our beloved Prophet (PBUH) or our Holy Qura'an (like in the case of the caricatures made of the Prophet or the burning of Quran by certain extremist churches in America etc) so we as human beings should try to oppose such actions not by force but with peace and harmony so the true message of our religion is sent out to the world. Let us not forget that God Himself is protecting the honour of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and is enhancing his status every minute. ‘We will, surely, suffice thee against those who mock:’ (15:96).
Plus, I am quite positive that being an Ahmadi, nobody values the Prophet (PBUH) more than us and nobody respects the Holy Qura'an more than us. Moreover, this little girl did what she did in ignorance or must have been wrongfully framed by the police like in many similar cases Ahmadis, Hindus, Christians before this have as well.
what happens to the so called champions of human rights when hundreds of Muslims in Burma are suppressed and squashed because of mere religious bigotry
Why people are afraid of Blasphemy LAW! if they are afraid they should not commit the crime (SIMPLE)
“We would also recall that the very existence of a crime of blasphemy is in breach of fundamental liberties, the freedom of religion or of conviction as well as the freedom of speech."
Common France! What about the law against burka?
Do not sell Airbus to Pakistan.
Where is the mob that was burning Burmese flag for ill treatment of its minorities? Now same thing coming from France will be seen as intereference by "silent majority" of Pakistan.
@Taimoor, few lessons you could have learnt if you went to school:
1) France is a country - there is no "Mr France" 2) "henious" - is spelled as "heinous" in English 3) "womens" is simply wrong. It is "women". . 4) Pls allow French women wo wear Bikini just in public in Pakistan (not for accessing any Govt facility) before you ask French to allow Burqua for "accessing Government facilities"
Ahhh, to whom am I arguing with? Sorry mate, Carry on playing with your AK - 47 and Bomb assembly.
Pakistan has passed the line of no return. Its direction is only South.
France should first look into its own house. Banning muslim women from wearing veil is not breach of fundamental liberty and freedom of expression? Bloody hypocrites with double standards
in down syndrome there is a bit of mental impairment but france is no one to interfere in our issues.france saying that blasphemy law is against freedom of speech, atleast we support what the law is cz it is according to quran and sunah, and it is more sacred to us more than any thing mr france before poking ur nose into our national issues, i u believe in freedom of speech u shoud stop ur own forces, american forces , bristish,german, nato etc to sto henious killing of ppl in iraq nd afghanistan u should alow muslim womens to wear hijab as a freedom of rights u should ask barma(myenmar) govt to stop kiling muslims there are many other issues, and remain restricted to it, our govt knows what is better and doesnt want ur advice
now all blasphemy law supporters will remind france of Veil ban ..
i am utterly ashmed of being a pakistani that i had to be pushed by other nations to give protection to a child of my own country :-/
If India were united Blasphemy law would have been abused.
It exists because people of Pakistan want it.
In before posts of "Mind your own business france!" and "this is an internal matter!" Hypocrites! Pakistan has stooped past the point of redemption.
Let me make is easy for blasphemy law supports...France should mind its own business etc etc.
Brother...I feel proud and ashmed at the same time...You are a hindu and you are part of Pakistan..but I am not pleased the way the minority is treated in Pakistan....fanatism is becoming a huge problem..i hope you stand with Pakistan in the fight till the end... From a Pakistani brother..
Poori Duniya me badnaam karwaya hai Muslims ne Pakistaniyon ko!!!
And here in Pakistan police desecrate and damage Quranic verses on the threats of banned organization in an Ahmadi graveyard. Now who gets life imprisonment, the banned organization Mullahs or our law abiding brave Police!!! What a contradiction and flagrant violation of law.
...And we wonder why other countries and nations do not hold us in high regard, when our mobs are partaking in actions more suitable for the 6th century.
Will Pakistan never learn? Will Muslims never learn?