(Article is here)
This is amazing.
Indeed, a city resident, Khurram Shahzad, who lodged the initial complaint with the police against the brothers, claims not to know them personally. Muslims in the Warispura neighborhood said that Christians had been provided financing from abroad to spread Christianity and convert Muslims.
“They had been given money to spread their religion,” said Muhammad Nadeem, 25, an electrician. A crowd of onlookers nodded in agreement.
Let’s imagine for a second that they were given money to spread their religion. What’s the matter with that? Isn’t Saudi Arabia funding 3rd world countries to promote Islam?
The two brothers were falsely accused, and there is evidence of that. Apparently, the brothers were gunned down from behind AFTER they were exiting the court room, freed on charges of blasphemy.
Looks like the majority is just searching for a way to justify this apparent act of terrorism. Let’s not forget how the entire suburb of “Waris Pura” faced riots, looting, and arson by Muslim crowds for a while after the incident.
This sounds somewhat familiar to another incident in Malaysia, where Muslim crowds ran to the streets with a severed cow’s head (cows are sacred in Hinduism) in order to protest the building of a Hindu temple. (Article is here)
My own uncle believes that somehow, the country of Italy funded three people to spread pamphlets that described Muhammad in a derogatory manner. The three wanted to get rich fast, so they accepted. After the deed, the two brothers (who were gunned down later) were framed by the third man, because he wanted the money for himself.
My cousin believes that whether or not the brothers were responsible for the offensive pamphlets, they deserved to die because they are of the Christian faith (infidels).
Unfortunately, education and tolerance are not on the agenda of a great deal of Pakistani residents, my uncle and cousin included. It is precisely this behavior which incites terrorism and the thought of “Jihad” into the minds of average human beings.
Islam can, in fact, be a peaceful religion. However, much reform is needed, in my opinion. Like Ayaan Hirsi Ali said in an interview, there is nothing wrong with the spiritual part of the ideology (prayer, fasting, belief in one God and Muhammad). However, Shariah Law is unfit for the world today, as many critics of Islam would agree.