Save the young Pakistani girl from persecution
  • Petitioned Senator the Hon Bob Carr

This petition was delivered to:

Foreign Minister of Australia
Senator the Hon Bob Carr

Save the young Pakistani girl from persecution

    1. Mame du Bois
    2. Petition by

      Mame du Bois

      Holland Park West, Australia

Dear Minister,

Recent media reports of a young, disabled Pakistani girl arrested for allegedly carrying a damaged Koran and her subsequent arrest under the strict anti-blasphemy laws has been an alarming insight into the difficulties faced by mentally disabled people in Pakistan. Listening to reports on the ABC (Australia), I hear that this girl was threatened with death by a crowd outside the police station she was being held at. I believe that this situation has arisen before where a disabled man was summarily executed by being set alight outside a police station accused under the same anti-blasphemy laws.

I cannot in all good consciousness not raise my abhorrence to such persecution with those who have the power to pressure the Pakistani government to repeal these oppressive laws. I am calling upon you to raise my concerns with His Excellency Mr Abdul Malik Abdullah, the Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia. In doing so, I respectfully request that you ask His Excellency Mr Asif Ali Zadari, the President of Pakistan, to intervene to ensure this young girl's welfare is maintained both now and in the future. I also respectfully request that you ask Mr Asif Ali Zardari to press for a repeal or radical change of the controversial anti-blasphemy laws which appear to be threatening the rule of law in Pakistan along with the welfare of vulnerable individuals.

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    1. Reached 25 signatures
    2. ABC News: Girl's blasphemy accuser 'tampered with evidence'

      Mame du Bois
      Petition Organizer

      "A Pakistani cleric who raised a blasphemy case against a Christian girl has been arrested on suspicion of evidence-tampering and desecrating the Koran."

      http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-09-02/cleric-held-over-pakistan-blasphemy-case/4238804

    3. Reached 10 signatures

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    • DAYA WHITAKER TACOMA, WA
      • almost 2 years ago

      LITTLE CHILDREN DESERVE TO BE LOVED JUST LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE DOES. MERCY.

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    • Jen Howell BRIGHTON E, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      What an appalling application of inhumane, unjust 'justice' against a female child, one of those people of faith other than Islam condemned to live as dhimmi outcasts in a Muslim totalitarian state. Under sharia any Christians who survive, are under threat of having to convert or be killed or to become subservient to those ruling by the dictates of the Qur'an . Like this poor young girl, disabled at that, they live under threat of being physically and verbally attacked or falsely accused. Their testimony is deemed to have no veracity because their word is unacceptable against a Muslim's. How could she or her terrorised family get a fair hearing under such a system? Only international pressure by those who are privileged to live under a democracy can rescue such victims. Christians see each individual as infinitely and uniquely valuable in God's sight and ideally seek to uphold truth and righteousness as live-saving foundations for a nation, and particularly its young. Thus enabling at least in principle, a fair trial and protection from violence.

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    • Martha Spahr COLLEYVILLE, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      There is obviously a serious misunderstanding of what this little girl understands. We have to help the powers that be understand her lack of understanding.

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    • Lynzy Ford HOUSTON, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      No child at 11 years old, mentally ill or typical, should face persecution!!! I have an 11 year old brother with Down syndrome so this hits extra close to home. She needs to be freed.

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    • andiee elks MURPHYS CREEK, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      this simply is not right.

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