Pakistani Clerics Vow to Defend and Support Framed Christian Girl
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ ,
In a show of true Islamic spirit, the All Pakistan Ulema Council has come out in defense of the framed Christian girl. They have unanimously decided to support her and are publicly decrying the acts of the Imam who attempted to malign the girl through a blasphemy case. The Guardian (UK) says:
The Christian girl who was allegedly framed for blasphemy by her local mullah has been hailed as a “daughter of the nation” by one of Pakistan‘s most senior Islamic clerics, who also vowed to guarantee her safety if she is eventually released from prison.
The heavyweight support for Rimsha Masih from the chairman of the All Pakistan Ulema Council, a grouping of Islamic clerics, is being seen as a remarkable turn of events in a country where individuals accused of insulting Islam are almost never helped by powerful public figures.
On Sunday, Ashrafi said he had been moved to speak out after reading reports that Rimsha had Down’s syndrome, a condition that also affects Ashrafi’s 15-year-old son. He said the Ulema Council would guarantee Rimsha’s security from vigilantes or extremists if she was released.
You can read the entire article here. An organization representing thousands of Muslim clerics, who are showing support for the girl has gone on to demonstrate that Islam is not under the control of a few radicals. What is most interesting is that almost no pro-Christian website, including, the Islamophobic, “Answering Muslims“, has yet to highlight this act of compassion by this Muslim organization.
You’d often hear the claim, that Muslims don’t do enough to denounce extremists, but here we have a perfect example of a major organization doing so, not to mention two other organizations recently doing so, yet we are hearing nothing from anti-Islamic Christians on this recent news. Cat got their tongue, maybe?
wa Allaahu Alam,
and God knows best.