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Hindu Temple Set on Fire in Pakistan Over Blasphemy

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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Hundreds of angry Pakistanis attacked a Hindu temple and set it on fire in southern Pakistan overnight following a rumour that a member of the Hindu community had desecrated the Koran, police and community leader

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Roopak Vaidya (31)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 4:45 am
The incident took place just before midnight on Saturday after locals in Larkana district alleged that Sangeet Kumar, 42, had torn out pages of Islam's holy book and tossed them down on the street from the roof of his home.

"Our Dharamshala (community centre) has been gutted and the temple has been partially damaged. All the statues have been destroyed by the attackers," Kalpana Devi, chairperson of the local Hindu committee, told Reuters.

Hundreds of students from local Islamic seminaries attacked the temple holding batons, one witness, Javed Shah, said. Police arrived quickly to protect Kumar from the angry crowd.

"They acted smartly and took him out after making him put on a police uniform to save him from the wrath of the crowd," said Shah.

"It took nearly 20 minutes to break down the doors (of the temple) before they entered the compound and set it on fire. They also set fire to the temple before ransacking it."

Sindh province, where the attack took place, is home to most of Pakistan's small Hindu community which numbers about two million among a population of about 180 million.

Beth S (330)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 9:11 am

Sounds like a good use. Yes, there's a lot of cognitive dissonance in that piece of ......

Patricia Martinez (63)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 9:18 am

Wherever Islam is, people should fear. It is like a mile wide tornado destroying everything in its path. I am sorry for these poor Hindus.


Carol Dreeszen (346)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 9:53 am
I saw this on facebook and it's horrible!! Such hatred they show!!

Gillian M (218)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 10:51 am
It seems that most Muslims use the pages of the Koran as lavatory paper, the sewers are full of them. Best place really!

I have seen many of these stories or ones where the Muslims are bored and kill the first Hindu they come across, rape & forcibly marry the women and little girls as much as they do Christians. I see many people say what a shame and then go back to defending such behaviour. Perhaps they would be slightly more critical if it happened to their families or communities. Such hatred by a particular group/religion is unacceptable and both governments and people should stop pandering and thereby enabling such atrocities.

. (0)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 1:45 pm
I have posted on this before. Sadly, India will not do anything about this. Similiar to countries in Europe where people are physically assaulted by Muslims, Muslim women are killed, little has been done; except for a large round up of Muslim men in the UK some time ago. I never read the judge's decision.

Jennifer Ward (40)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 1:57 pm
the religion of peace strikes again

Gene J (290)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 3:13 pm
"Hundreds of angry Pakistanis attacked a Hindu temple and set it on fire in southern Pakistan overnight following a rumour that a member of the Hindu community had desecrated the Koran..."

Isn't it just insane that all it takes is a rumor? How many flipping times have we heard THAT in the last two decades. And it always in riots, burning and bloodshed. No need for facts with this group, a rumor is enough to set their blood a boiling. They are like a plague of locusts, with torches. And all the brainpower of one locust between them.

Rahman Qureshi (76)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 3:24 pm
Thanks Roopak for posting this. To show this is by no means an isolated incident, note that Muslims attacked a Hindu temple in Gazipur, Bangladesh, which is a Muslim majority region. All the damaged Hindu figurines were dumped in a field near the temple. The Muslim thugs also left notes threatening the Hindus to stop worshipping idols or face bomb attacks.

The note, reflecting the level of "intellect" among pious Muslims, read:

"Stop statue worship. Next here worship we will cast bomb or all of you accept (Islam) else go to India."

It is quite ironic that Muslims accuse Hindus and other religions of worshipping idols when Muslims worship the black stone in Mecca! Eliminate that black stone and Islam is done. There is no Islam without that relic pagan symbol. Muslims flock to it by the millions to kiss the vagina-shaped stone.

The Qur'an-incited hatred towards Hindus (mushrikoon) produces such violence. Even though the Muslim Officer-in-Charge of the temple vandalism and threat, Muhammad Omar Faruk of Kaliakoir Police Station, said the attack on the temple was a "stray incident", it is anything but stray.

Here is the link to my care2 posting of this incident:

Muslims have murdered 80 million Hindus throughout Islam's bloody 1400+ year history. That 80 million figure is part of the larger 270 million jihad figure, and that number gets added to daily thanks to pious Muslims. Just in the last 13 years, pious Muslims have committed over 22,000 deadly jihad attacks globally.

Islam is the problem. Muslims who are genuinely peaceful people are either ignorant of what Islam teaches or they ignore it. Either way, they are not Muslims according to Islamic doctrine - I know many such Muslims. The rest of Muslims are the most pious ones committing jihad, and the remainder support their terrorist efforts by financing them, providing cover for them like in mosques, or simply rejoice when they see the terror and destruction caused by pious Muslim activity.

The root problem is Muhammad and his book the Qur'an. Muhammad was the world's biggest terrorist, not only crediting his success with terror (Bukhari #220) but having his book (Qur'an 3;151, 8:39) and life example promote terrorism for the last 1400+ years through today. Muhammad is called al-Insan al-Kamil, which means the perfect human being. Since pious Muslims consider Muhammad to be perfect, then his terrorist, raping, torturing, oppressing, murderous practices are considered the perfect way for a pious Muslim to live.

Shil O (0)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 2:40 am
". Muslims who are genuinely peaceful people are either ignorant of what Islam teaches or they ignore it."

I would not go as far as to state that they ignore or are ignorant of it --- many muslims in Pakistan have found the solution
They use the koran as toilet paper and/or dump them in the sewer

Whether by accident or on purpose-these korans are put in this filth by alla fearing muslims
see for yourself

Athena F (131)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 3:23 pm

Robert Hardy (68)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 10:11 pm
More useless and unnecessary religious violence. Will it never end.

. (0)
Thursday March 20, 2014, 6:25 am
Do they know that he actually did this or was it merely mob mentality set up and used by a select few who covet the property and want the Hindus out?
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