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Friday, April 14, 2017

Mashal Khan lynched, beaten, shot, and killed

More details about Mashal Khan -- a Muslim who was accused of blasphemy and then murdered by university students in Pakistan:
The deceased was identified as Mashal Khan, a resident of Swabi and a student at AWKU’s Journalism and Mass Communication department.
A friend of the deceased student told The Express Tribune that a mob attacked him before shooting him in the head and chest. He added that the mob then continued to beat his body with sticks.
Killing him wasn't enough. Some students wanted to mutilate him:
Ten students have been arrested after Thursday’s attack the grounds of a university in the northern city of Mardan, local police chief Mohammad Alam Shinwari said. “After severe torture that led his death, the charged students then wanted to burn his body,” said Shinwari.
Some of the horror was recorded on video and uploaded on YouTube.
One of Khan’s teachers recalled that he was a passionate and critical student. “He was brilliant ‎and inquisitive, always complaining about the political system of the country, but I never heard him saying anything controversial against the religion,” said the teacher.
That's the nature of an Islamic society -- any criticism of the political system can be considered an indirect critique of Islam. Therefore, in the eyes of pious Muslims, anyone who questions the sanity of sharia deserves death.

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