In Pakistan, if you are considered to have insulted Islam in some way, you may be beaten to death and your body burned in a brick kiln. In the U.S., if you say that this kind of thing is wrong and should not be done, you will be excoriated as a “bigot,” a “racist,” and an “Islamophobe,” and shunned by all right-thinking people.
A Pakistani couple was reported to be buried alive by an angry mob after they were accused of allegedly burning some pages of the Qur’an.
In the report by a lawyer in the country’s Punjab state, an angry mob of about 500 to 600 murdered the Christian couple and threw them in the brick kiln where they have been working.
According to the report by World Watch Monitor, the victims, Shazad Masih and his wife Shama Bibi, were tortured by the mob, and murdered on November 4. In the report, Shazad and his wife, who was five months pregnant, were ‘bonded laborers’ at the brick kiln, which means the couple had huge debts and so they were unable to flee the country even when Christians were threatened.
The ‘twin-death’ of the couple was first revealed in the Supreme Court on December 15, which includes a post-mortem report stating that the victims were in fact alive when they were thrown to the kiln to burn.
In the report, Pakistani authorities arrested around 50 individuals in the mob who were deemed as directly involved in the crime. The suspects were arrested under the country’s Anti-Terrorism Act….