Pakistani Christian Girl Accused of Blasphemy May Go Free

It turns out that Rimsha Masih—accused of burning pages of the Qur’an—was most likely framed by a local official as a ploy to disperse area Christians from the community.

Chishti has been outspoken about his dislike of the hundreds of Christian families who live in the area, even appearing on a popular national television show to complain that the noise made by Christian worshippers had disturbed Muslim residents.

He also welcomed the departure of most of the Christians from the area following the furore surrounding the arrest of Rimsha last month. With passions running high in the community – hundreds of people demonstrated outside her house, reportedly demanding the right to burn the young girl to death – most Christians fled the area.

Via Jezebel.