Pakistan arrests two Christians accused of blasphemy day after riots

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Police have arrested two Christians accused of blasphemy in eastern Pakistan, a spokesperson said on Friday, two days after a Muslim mob burnt churches and houses in the minority’s settlement, saying the two men had desecrated the Quran.

Paramilitary troops have been guarding the settlement in the eastern part of the country after the mob vandalized at least one main and four small churches and set scores of houses on fire.

A Christian graveyard was also desecrated in the vicinity, residents and community leaders said.

Blasphemy is punishable by death in Pakistan and though no one has ever been executed, numerous accused people have been lynched by outraged mobs…”

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