Hot topics in delusion and rationalization.
- Posts: 26060
- Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2004 2:17 am
- Title: Man in Black
- Location: Division 6
- Has thanked: 2727 times
- Been thanked: 2814 times
http://www.dw.com/en/pakistan-journalis ... a-38433834
Mashal Khan, a student at Abdul Wali Khan University in the northwestern city of Mardan, has become the latest victim of Pakistan's blasphemy vigilantes. Khan was murdered in broad daylight by a mob at the university campus on Thursday. He was accused of insulting Islam by fellow students after a debate over religion the day before.
But the manner in which Khan was killed shocked liberal and secular Pakistanis, who expressed their anger and revulsion on social media. The videos of the gruesome murder circulating on Twitter and Facebook show a similar style of lynching and "mob justice" that is often associated with militant Islamist groups like the Taliban and the so-called "Islamic State."
Khan was dragged out of his dorm by fellow students, who then shot and beat him to death. Pakistani media quoted eyewitnesses as saying that Khan was forced to recite verses from the Koran before his death. Khan's friend, Abdullah, was injured in the attack.
Facebook and Twitter will be there to help.
http://www.dw.com/en/pakistan-asks-face ... a-37987689
Facebook will send a delegation to Pakistan to help the government fight against online blasphemy, Pakistan's interior ministry said on Friday.
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan had asked Facebook to help identify and remove content deemed blasphemous. Earlier this week it requested information on three pages it accused of spreading blasphemous content, the director general of the Federal Investigation Agency Mazhar Kakakhail told English-language broadsheet "Dawn."
Facebook's reply said it was aware of the government's concerns and that it wanted to resolve the issue via bilateral dialogue and mutual understanding, Pakistan's Ministry of the Interior told media outlets.
The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
- Posts: 21968
- Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 am
- Location: Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan
- Has thanked: 1425 times
- Been thanked: 1274 times
Just a reminder of what real religious oppression looks like. How horrible.
Will there be any consequences for the lynch mob that murdered him, or is that sort of vigilante justice against "blasphemers" tolerated? At least some arrests have been made, but that's barely a start.
Police have arrested 20 suspects involved in Khan's murder and have found no evidence to substantiate blasphemy allegations.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
- Posts: 67855
- Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:09 pm
- Title: Collective Messiah
- Location: Your Mom
- Has thanked: 3469 times
- Been thanked: 2195 times
You must not denigrate other cultures, Anax.
Check your privilege.
Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club!
"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome
WS CHAMPIONS X4!!!! NBA CHAMPIONS!! Stanley Cup! SB CHAMPIONS X5!!!!!
- Posts: 14166
- Joined: Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:13 pm
- Location: Friar McWallclocks Bar -- Where time stands still while you lean over!
- Has thanked: 2004 times
- Been thanked: 623 times
But....they have The Book on their side!!11Eleventy
You can lead them to knowledge, but you can't make them think.