In Pakistan, Christian teen accused of blasphemy
Posted by Mr DoctorE on October 16, 2012
The is what muslims are trying to impose on us all, stupid blasphemy laws; we will all end up in jail/burned at the stake. They are doing this as they know freedom of speech will kill their stupid superstition. Like when they attacked that 14 year old girl for wanting education, education will also kill superstition.. so
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police have opened a blasphemy case against a teenage Christian boy accused of sending derogatory text messages about Islam’s prophet to neighbors in the southern city of Karachi, an official said Friday.
The 17-year-old is in hiding along with family members after neighbors angrily came to his house Wednesday to inquire about the text messages, said senior police officer Shahid Hayat.
The mob ransacked the family’s home and then lodged a formal complaint against the boy with police, Hayat said.
Under Pakistani law, opening a case does not mean that the person is charged with a crime but that police are investigating. However, people convicted of maligning the Prophet Muhammad can be sentenced to death.
According to Hayat, the boy told neighbors he forwarded the messages without reading them. Although authorities have released the boy’s name, the Associated Press does not generally identify juveniles under 18 who are accused of crimes.