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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Oct 2, 2012 at 00:17

Dear Dr Pipes:

In the bizarre word of Pakistan's Islamic living many interesting things happen. Your readers will recall that Pakistan declared a day 'love the prophet day' after the prophet was insulted by a crude movie made by an Egyptian American. Twenty Pakistanis were killed in the process of honoring the prophet. But the episode did not end there. You see, Pakistanis in Karachi went a few steps ahead. They decided to go to a Hindu locality in that city, destroyed the statues in a Hindu temple, stole some jewellery from a Hindu home and, beat up the priest. When a Kuffar commits blasphemy any where, every Kuffar every where becomes a free target. Isn't it?

But the comedy doesn't end there. Pakistani government -- the great protector of its 2% minority population -- has offered to take a very novel stand. It has offered to bring blasphemy charges against the Islamic mob that attacked the Hindu temple I just would say 'thanks but no thanks' to the Pakistani government. It is ok if they just punish the mob for destroying other community's property; there is no need to bring blasphemy charges against these people.

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