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Massacre in the name of Islam in Pakistan
A Christian couple Shahzad Masih and Shama Bibi was burnt alive in furnace of brick kiln in Pakistan's Kasur district over a dispute of advance loan taken from owner of the brick kiln factory who later alleged that Christian couple desecrated pages of the holy Quran.

Kasur is the city of Sufi Poet Baba Bulleh Shah RA, Located 55 km Southeast of Lahore. It is one of the oldest cities in Pakistan.

No religion in the world provides room for bloodshed, injustice and tyranny. Whereas, Islam is the religion of peace, brotherhood, love and harmony, but it is being used as shelter by the tyrants and unjust people.

People have personalized this religion and use it for their selfishness. When any person is unable to justify himself against his crime, he takes the side of Islam and uses it as his shelter where everyone defends him rather than calling him criminal.

The Christian couple was actually burnt not for the sin of committing Blasphemy, but for personal gains. The victim Shahzad had taken some money as an advance loan by the kiln owner for his livelihood, but he was poor and helpless to return that loan and in return he was burnt alive along with his wife in the kiln by the owner.

The loan provider has declared this whole scene as a religious matter of blasphemy in order to save himself by saying that Shahzad desecrated the holy Quran. If we see this whole matter in the lieu of religion, it is again blasphemy on the part of that kiln owner, because Islam does not allow anyone to decide the matter of life and death.

Where it is written in the holy Quran that men can kill men; then what about the religious quotation that "if a person kills any single person, it means he is the killer of all the humanity in the world".

Who allowed that person to decide the life of Shahzad and his wife? His hands did not shiver that he is going to kill the whole humanity. The minority community in the State of Pakistan is becoming insecure day by day and the law makers are blind deaf and dumb. Police does not take action against the murderer; that murderer enjoys his life as usual by providing sufficient money to the Police.

The ruling politicians show their concern with the issue only to demand reports in order to gain media popularity. In their non-seriousness, the victims and their families do not get justice. The Muslim block and Islam is being humiliated in the world from within and the religious scholars are engaged in playing politics; they do not turn their eye on the issue, because these types of personal matters are transferred to religion in order to get safety.

Justice cries, peace bleeds, love shouts; the wings of brotherhood are cut; poverty does not sleep for a single second in the state; people are being humiliated; massacre is on the top, but no one stands out to root-out these issues.

Who will support and help Shahzad and Shama's innocent daughter; she is unaware about the reason of killing her father and Mother. Her aspirations and emotions will always shower 'laanat' on the Culprits.

The culprits must be thrown into Kiln to avenge the injustice.

It is going to be a difficult task day by day to differentiate between man and animal. Animals are better than these barbarians.

They must be punished on the following rule;

"An eye for an eye and tooth for tooth"

(Fayaz Hussain is a Pakistan based critic, essayist and development professional)

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