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Christian girl with Down syndrome could face death penalty over burning of Islamic text in Pakistan

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Islamist groups like CAIR constantly demand FBI investigations and world attention whenever someone does something as minor as call them terrorists (an accurate description according to the Qur'an). They scream RACIST, BIGOT, and ISLAMOPHOBE--and make all sorts of noise about civil rights and their safety being threatened. That tactic is only effective because people are too lazy and/or ignorant to know anything about Islam and the Muslim world. 

Having a legitimate understanding of the Muslim world means understanding that Muslims are treated much better in America (even by the counter-jihad) than Muslims treat non-Muslims anywhere in the Muslim world. This incident in Pakistan demonstrates that inarguable truth in the most horrifying way. 

When have you ever heard of American law enforcement arresting an 11 year old Muslim with Down syndrome for burning a book? When has the counter-jihad advocated a death sentence for a Muslim child with Down syndrome? It hasn't happened, and it won't. What is happening to this child and her family is pure evil straight from the pits of Hell. And standing against perpetual evil and violence (aka Islam) is not racist, not bigoted, and doesn't make anyone "scared" of anything. 


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(Fox News) - A Christian girl with Down syndrome could be punished by death in Pakistan after she was spotted holding burned pages of Islamic text in public, activists and police say.
 

The girl, identified by police as Rimsha, was arrested on blasphemy charges and is being detained in Islamabad ahead of a court appearance before the end of the month, AFP reports.

Defaming Islam, the Koran or the Prophet Muhammed is a capital offense in Pakistan.
 

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has ordered his Interior Ministry to investigate the arrest, the Los Angeles Times reports. 
 

After the incident, religious tensions and rallies involving Muslim protesters forced Christians to temporarily flee Mehrabad, the Islamabad neighborhood where Rimsha resides, a senior official of All Pakistan Minorities Alliance told AFP.

A Pakistani police officer, Zabi Ullah, said Monday that the girl was arrested Thursday after hundreds of neighbors, angry over reports she had allegedly burned religious papers, gathered outside her house.
 

"About 500-600 people had gathered outside her house in Islamabad, and they were very emotional, angry, and they might have harmed her if we had not quickly reacted," he said.

The Women’s Action Forum, a Pakistan rights group, blasted the arrest and accused police of not letting lawyers meet Rimsha in custody.
 

"WAF is outraged at the total inhumanity of the men who lodged the First Information Report in the police," a spokeswoman for the group told AFP.
 

But some police officials doubt reports that Rimsha burned parts of the Koran. Qasim Niazi said when the girl was brought to the police station she had a shopping bag that contained various religious and Arabic-language papers that had been partly burned, but no Koran.


Another police officer said the matter would likely be dropped once the investigation is completed and the atmosphere is defused, saying there was "nothing much to the case." He did not want to be identified due to the sensitivity of the case.
 

There also are varying reports on Rimsha's age and whether she is mentally handicapped. Zabi Ullah, a Pakistan police officer, said she is 16, while other officials have said she is either 12 or 11. Niazi said that when the girl was brought to the police station she was scared and unable to speak normally, but he did not know whether she is mentally handicapped.

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Bodies dug from graves to fuel trade in Nazi souvenirs - Telegraph

Bodies dug from graves to fuel trade in Nazi souvenirs - Telegraph | Anything of interest | Scoop.it
Grave robbers are digging up bodies of German soldiers killed in the Second World War to recover Nazi memorabilia, feeding a multi-million pound market, it emerged on Monday.

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Kenyan Fossils Rekindle Debate over Early Human Diversity | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

Kenyan Fossils Rekindle Debate over Early Human Diversity | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network | Anything of interest | Scoop.it

If I had to pick the hottest topic in paleoanthropology right now, I’d say it’s the origin and early evolution of our genus, Homo. Researchers know quite a bit about our australopithecine predecessors (Lucy and her ilk) and about later phases of Homo’s evolution. But the dawn of our lineage is cloaked in mystery.

 

One question experts have long puzzled over is whether Homo split into multiple lineages early on, or whether the known early Homo fossils all belong to a single lineage. To that end, new discoveries made at the site of Koobi Fora in northern Kenya—one of the Leakey’s longtime fossil hunting grounds—are said to settle that matter in favor of multiple lineages. But some critics disagree.


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