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Release Mentally Disabled Child Charged With Blasphemy in Pakistan! ACTION

World  (tags: children, humanrights, ethics, Pakistan, blasphemy, freedoms, down syndrome, Rifta, Rimsha )

- 2132 days ago -
An 11-year-old Christian child with reported mental disabilities (believed to be Down's Syndrome), identified by officials as Rifta Masih (also reported as Rimsha), has been arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan and charged with blasphemy.

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Lois Jordan (63)
Monday August 20, 2012, 5:57 pm
Signed #82. Thanks, Nancy.

Rose Becke (141)
Monday August 20, 2012, 6:11 pm
Signed Nancy TY

Joe R (190)
Monday August 20, 2012, 7:49 pm
Signed and noted.

Gysele van Santen (213)
Monday August 20, 2012, 8:08 pm
noted & signed, thnx.

Judy C (97)
Monday August 20, 2012, 8:12 pm
I read about this earlier, and it appears that this child should not be proecuted, even under Pakistan's strict laws. Signed. thanks Nancy.

Susan V (80)
Monday August 20, 2012, 8:56 pm
I just completed a petition before I saw this story. will sign another, and here's mine:

Past Member (0)
Monday August 20, 2012, 9:10 pm
Gladly signed Nancy

Stan B (123)
Monday August 20, 2012, 9:39 pm
Same here, Nancy. This is religious extremism at its worst.

MmAway M (507)
Monday August 20, 2012, 10:18 pm
S&N Nancy!

Sara Williams (8)
Monday August 20, 2012, 10:45 pm

Sinikka Away (183)
Monday August 20, 2012, 11:23 pm
Noted and signed (# 91). Thank you Nancy!

Dea V (9)
Monday August 20, 2012, 11:47 pm

Phillipa W (199)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 12:27 am
thanks Susan and Nancy. signed both now

Danny M (83)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 1:11 am
Noted and signed. Thanks Nancy!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 3:30 am
This is a travesty of justice. Signed.

Michela M (3964)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 4:45 am


Abdessalam Diab (145)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 4:47 am

Abdessalam, You signed on August 21, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Senator Farooq Hamid Naek, Pakistani Minister of Law and Justice
Noted and signed.Thanks Nancy.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 4:57 am
Potpisano,nadam se da ce je pustiti.

Terrie Williams (798)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 7:40 am
#105 Signed, noted and shared on FB

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 8:32 am
Both signed, thanks Nancy and Susan

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 8:37 am
One of the more glaring examples of why religion not only counterproductive in the modern world; it's downright toxic.

Jeannette A (137)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 9:23 am
Signed and noted... a hard line in any society that seeks to bend its citizens to its will without any thought of the consequences ultimately spells disaster. As Michela says... COMPASSION! Any society without it is not worth respect.

Raiin Blue (72)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 11:05 am

Carol H (229)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 11:42 am
signed and noted

DORIS L (61)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 11:49 am

Nicole W (646)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 12:51 pm

Lisa N (207)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 3:10 pm
Lisa, You signed on August 21, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Senator Farooq Hamid Naek, Pakistani Minister of Law and Justice

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 7:58 pm
Signed. Thanks.

Esther Z (94)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 8:40 pm
Noted and signed. Surely a God of any religion would have compassion for a disable child; and so should its followers!

Susanne R (235)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 11:34 pm
Gladly signed and noted! How can anyone hold an 11-year old child with Down's Syndrome responsible for her actions? They're not even sure if she was responsible! The only "blasphemy" I see here is on the part of those who accused her, imprisoned her, and beat both she and her mother.

Devon Leonar (54)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 1:23 am
Mob violence is too scarey... The whole thing a tragedy. Extremism is so terribly horrific that I want to run for the hills sometimes and hide from the hunters........... and they are not just in Pakistan !!

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 4:19 pm
Noted and signed. You are so right Susanne! Thanks Nancy!

Sheryl G (360)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 5:58 pm
I signed but honestly I doubt if they will care anything about what I think or feel on the issue. But I will at least sign to voice my objection, poor child.

Susann K (24)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 4:38 am
Noted & signed!

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 10:29 am
Thank you signed

Ann L (15)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 5:29 pm
Signed. I think you are right Dandelion about them caring, but one must always try.

Robert O (12)
Friday August 24, 2012, 11:50 am
Most definitely signed. I doubt our signatures and opinions will amount to a hill of beans with them, but at least we know that we took a stand and made our voices heard against the way that young girl is being treated. Thanks Nancy.

. (0)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 9:48 am
How does one even begin to deal with an irrational government such as this?I guess the Quran has no acceptance, or forgiveness regardless of the situation.

Past Member (0)
Friday August 31, 2012, 12:49 am

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