Christian couple beaten, burned for ‘blasphemy’ in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (TAB)— After being accused of desecrating the Quran, a Pakistani Christian couple and their unborn child were beaten by an Islamist mob and thrown into a burning kiln in Punjab province yesterday. The young couple was accused of blasphemy for supposedly burning Muslim amulets. Multiple sources, however, have stated that no burning of Muslim text or charms occurred. More than 40 people have been arrested in connection to the crime, according to Pakistani police officials. Among those are the kiln’s owners, according to the police and the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.

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