Monday, December 24, 2012

Pakistani Villagers Attack Traveler Accused Of Burning Qur'an

Reuters reported on Saturday on the violence in the Pakistani village of Seeta against a man accused of burning a Qur'an.  The man, a traveler, had spent Thursday night as the only person in the local mosque.  The next morning charred remains of a Qur'an were found there.  Villagers beat the man and turned him over to police. A few hours later, 200 villagers invaded the police station, dragged the suspect out and set him on fire. Police say 30 people have been arrested for murder and 7 police officers have been detained for negligence in the incident. [Thanks to Matthew Caplan for the lead.]