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According to “The Guardian” Newspaper in Great Britain: Tensions rise between Muslim and Christian communities amid claims that 11-year-old desecrated text from the Qur’an.
The young girl could face the death penalty in Pakistan for blasphemy of the holy scripture of Islam. Rifta Masih was arrested on Thursday, after her neighbors accused her of destroying pages in the Qur’an.
The family of the girl who is said to be special needs was beaten up by locals, for allegedly burning 10 pages of the Noorani Qaida. The young girls family has fled the area after the young girl and her mother were turned over to authorities.
The President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari has ordered an investigation into the case. Amid the allegations over 900 Christians have been forced to leave their homes on the outskirts of Islamabad.