"On Aug. 20, Pakistani police arrested an 11-year-old [Christian] girl [with Down's Syndrome], known only by her first name, after accusations that she burned pages [inscribed with words from] the Koran, Islam's holy book. In Pakistan, it is a crime to utter derogatory statements or insult the Prophet Muhammad or the Koran in any way [she lived in a Christian community in Islamabad]. Blasphemy convictions carry an automatic death sentence."
"Ramsha Masih and her mother were arrested by police in the Pakistani capital Islamabad on August 17th."
"In the recent past individuals accused of blasphemy had been killed by the public."
"The Pak President ordered an investigation into the case and ordered the authorities to "protect the life and property of everyone"."
"Up to 300 Christian residents fled the area and the Masih family remains in hiding."
We need to work to establish and maintain the same rights for everyone worldwide. We all deserve the right to pursue happiness, which includes worshiping and speaking freely.