Jihad Watch reported Monday about the Chinese engineer who was arrested for insulting Islam after asking his Pakistani employees to work faster during Ramadan. The report below contains more details, although no specifics are given about what the man, identified only as “Mr. Tian,” actually did or said.Muslims often abuse Pakistan’s harsh and cruel Islamic blasphemy laws to levy accusations against others, most often Christians, for leverage or revenge in disputes.
Even an Amnesty International report stated that “Pakistan’s blasphemy laws are often used against religious minorities and others who are the target of false accusations, while emboldening vigilantes prepared to threaten or kill the accused.” Meanwhile, the West ‘forgets’ about these minority victims as it obsesses about “islamophobia”.
[INDENT]Pakistani police arrested a Chinese national on blasphemy charges after he allegedly insulted Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, authorities said Monday. Under Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws, the offense carries the death penalty.[/INDENT]
[INDENT]Police identified the man only as Mr. Tian from China and said he was arrested on Sunday night, hours after hundreds of residents and laborers working on a dam project blocked a key highway and rallied to demand his arrest.[/INDENT]
[INDENT]The rally took place in the town of Komela — located close to the site of the Dasu Dam, the biggest hydropower project in Pakistan — in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, which borders Afghanistan, according to local police chief Naseer Khan.[/INDENT]
[INDENT]Khan said officers quickly responded to the protests by “rescuing and arresting” the Chinese national. According to Khan, the accusations arose from a workplace disagreement: Tian allegedly became upset and reprimanded two local drivers for taking too much time from work to pray. Other laborers then claimed he had insulted the prophet.[/INDENT]
[INDENT]Police said Tian, who was in charge of heavy transport at the project, will be tried under blasphemy laws if investigators prove he insulted Islam. There was no immediate comment from the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad.[/INDENT]
[INDENT]The blocked highway later reopened to traffic and work resumed at the Dasu Dam, which has scores of Chinese and hundreds of Pakistanis working on the project, Khan said.[/INDENT]
[INDENT]Mob attacks on people accused of blasphemy and even lynching attacks are common in Pakistan, a conservative Muslim country. Rights groups say blasphemy accusations have often been used to intimidate religious minorities and settle personal scores….[/INDENT]