12 Mar FOUR PAKISTANI CHRISTIAN WOMEN FALSELY ACCUSED OF BLASPHEMY
More than 200 Pakistani Christians have had to leave their homes after an angry Muslim mob reacted to blasphemy accusations against four women.
The Christian persecution watchdog group International Christian Concern reported the events that took place in the Farooq-e-Azam neighborhood of Pakistan’s fifth-most populated city of Karachi.
According to the organisation a Muslim woman accused the woman – aged 14 to 30 – of desecrating the the Quran.
It is alleged the accusation was made after the woman and her husband were asked to vacate the home they were renting from their Muslim landlord.
So the tenant accused the landlord’s three daughter and another woman of damaging a copy of the Quran.
She claimed they stole a copy and then submerged it in a basin of dirty water.
News of the accusation spread quickly, which reportedly fuelled a mob of enraged Muslim locals to gather in the neighborhood.
The mob reportedly attacked several Christian properties and killed pets and livestock, causing around 200 Christian families to flee to safety.
After a police report it emerged the accuser had allegedly borrowed a copy of the holy book herself and submerged it in a restroom at her home.
She and her husband were later arrested, and she allegedly admitted the whole incident.