Thursday, September 06, 2012

Christian girl hailed as 'daughter of nation' by senior Pakistani cleric

A brave thing to do in Pakistan.

The Christian girl who was allegedly framed for blasphemy by her local mullah has been hailed as a "daughter of the nation" by one of Pakistan's most senior Islamic clerics, who also vowed to guarantee her safety if she is eventually released from prison.

The heavyweight support for Rimsha Masih from the chairman of the All Pakistan Ulema Council, a grouping of Islamic clerics, is being seen as a remarkable turn of events in a country where individuals accused of insulting Islam are almost never helped by powerful public figures.

Christian girl hailed as 'daughter of nation' by senior Pakistani cleric | World news | guardian.co.uk

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