Mashal Khan, A mass communication student of a university in Mardan, Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was tortured and shot dead on Thursday by a mob for allegedly publishing blasphemous content online. Mashal Khan and his friend Abdullah were attacked in the premises of the Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan where at least 25 policemen were present.
Mashal Khan belongs to Zaida swabi and studied in Russia, was a student of journalism who was brutally killed by a mob of 600 to 700 students today The incident occurred within the university premises in Mardan . His body was chopped into piece and was made naked by mob.
According to the police, the mob first surrounded Abdullah and forced him to recite verses from the Quran. They started beating him when he was reciting the verses. Police intervention rescued Abdullah, but the attackers then went to the hostel where Mashal Khan was staying. “Mashal was beaten and shot by the mob who died on the spot,” a police officer stated.
Hostel warden Muhammad Ali told reporters that he closed the gate of the hostel after seeing the mob. “I closed the gates but they broke in, found Mashal and fired at him and started beating him.”
Remember that Pakistan after being a Islamic country in 1970, is a country where the law says blasphemers may be executed. The murder comes just weeks after two Pakistani atheists, Ayaz Nizami and Rana Noman, were arrested for posting their thoughts about religion on online forums. Thousands of young boys and girls have left islam and they speak their thoughts on social media, and thousands want to leave islam but because of their fear of dying they can not declare it and therefore islamic governments and extremists groups banning social media, arresting boys, kill the blasphemers. All Islmaic governments will be no longer Islamic states, if there will be freedom of speech. Muslims have fear of truth and they consider it blasphemy.
The killers are free to kill and they are known as the “Heros of muslims”. Mumtaz Qadri, who was employed to provide security to former Governor of Punjab Salman Taseer, he killed Governor Taseer in January 2011 in Islamabad. Even the High court former Chief Justice and hundreds of lawyers and educated muslims favored Mumtaz Qadri and for them he was the hero of islam. Pakistani Government, Police, High Court Judges (majority) have been harassing and arresting innocent people, when they should have been taking action against those who agitate and send death threats against ‘blasphemers’. One Lawyer Shaukat Aziz became Justice in the Islamabad High court in November 2011, after kissing the killer “Mumtaz Qadri”. In such a muslim society how can anybody hope for Peace or the rights of a human.