Nov 4 2014
An enraged MUSLIM mob beat a Christian couple in Pakistan, then burnt their bodies in the brick kiln where they worked for allegedly desecrating pages of Holy Quran, police said. The incident took place at the town of Kot Radha Kishan, and is the latest example of mob violence against minorities accused of blasphemy.
Samaa (h/t Susan K) “A mob attacked a Christian couple after accusing them of desecration of the Holy Quran and burnt their bodies at a brick kiln where they worked,” local police station official Bin-Yameen told AFP. Blasphemy is a hugely sensitive issue in the majority Muslim country, with even unproven allegations often prompting mob violence. Anyone convicted, or even just accused, of insulting Islam, risks a violent and bloody death at the hands of vigilantes.