Police: Pakistani Cleric Framed Girl
A Christian girl in Pakistan accused of burning pages of the Quran—a crime in the country—may have been set up by a Muslim cleric, according to police. The 14-year-old was accused by a neighbor of incinerating pages from the Muslim holy book. Police say an imam named Khalid Jadoon Chishti added two pages of the Quran to bags of evidence to make the girl more likely to be charged successfully with blasphemy—an allegation the imam denies. Blasphemy can be a capital offense in Pakistan.
September 4, 2012 9:28 AM