On Friday a mob of hate filled Muslims went on a killing and looting spree in the small christian community of Gojra, a village about 160 kms from Lahore. The reason for doing this? An alleged incident of the desecration of the Quran at a christian wedding.
7 People were killed in this rampage Some 50 houses were burned down and more than 100 were looted by the protesters, Bhatti (federal minister for minorities) said on CNN.
I am ashamed, we are always worried about our image these days and the image of our country, we as a blogging community have been organizing a “go green” campaign for the 14th of Aug, to highlight the brilliance of our nation but sadly there seems to be no point to a campaign like this when our nation resorts to atrocities like Gojra.
We tout the fact that Islam is a religion of peace, we scream to the rafters when a hate incident against Muslims takes place anywhere in the world, are we going to stay silent when our own countrymen are slaughtered in the name of Islam?
Not I, to kill someone is unforgivable in Islam and other religions of the world, if the demonstrators were so sure they should have reported the incident to the police and registered a case against the accused in court.Â Not that our blasphemy laws have been giving justice to Christians in the past but to go on a murder spree is not just condemnable and insane it is against the nature of humanity itself!!
I hope the government brings those who did this unspeakable act to justice, I hope they are put to the sword and I hope that when they go up there before their maker they are put into the depths of hell for what they have done.
This is not what Pakistan is or should be known for, this is not what our Qaid promised to the minorities in his famous address. This is the same bigoted hate filled lunacy that has turned men into animals in this nation. Let us unite and stand with the christian community in gojra and other minorities who face persecution for what is their right, to pray to whomsoever they wish.
Update Sun 02 Aug midnight
Up till now 800 people out of which 17 are known culprits have been booked by the government for rioting and killing in Gojra. I salute this action, let us show the world what we are not what these madmen want us to be.