Originally Published in The Oshkosh Northwestern
Pakistan recently arrested an 11 year old Christian girl with Down Syndrome for allegedly burning the Quran. Seen by religious zealots as justified, this heinous act is nothing more than an evil attack on humanity.
Pakistan’s stance on Islamic principles is antithetical to the character of Prophet Muhammad. The Quran has given him the title of “Mercy for the entire universe.” Pakistan has not even spared mercy for one poor handicapped girl. This is the result of its ludicrous blasphemy laws which are primarily used to persecute minority groups such as the Christians, Hindus and Ahmadi Muslims.
As a member of the United Nations, Pakistan should be forced to repeal these laws and put an end to its blatant violations of human rights.
Member, Muslim Writers Guild of America