The PJ Tatler

Muslim Mob Savagely Murders, Burns Christians in Pakistan

CBS’ actual headline on this story doesn’t avoid anything: “Muslim mob beats to deadh Christians over blasphemy, Pakistan police say.”

ISLAMABAD – Police in Pakistan say a Muslim mob has beaten to death a Christian couple and burned their bodies in a brick kiln where they worked over them allegedly desecrating the Quran.

Tuesday’s slaying is the latest targeting minorities in Pakistan who allegedly committed blasphemy.

Local police officer Mohammed Pervez says Tuesday’s attack took place in the town of Kot Radha Kishan in eastern Punjab province.

Pervez said officers were trying arrest those involved. He declined to elaborate.

The mob may face arrest, or not, but they were carrying out what Pakistan’s own laws specify. Blasphemy against Islam is punishable by death in that country.