Pakistan University Mob Kills Fellow Student Over Blasphemy Allegations

MARDAN, Pakistan (VOA News)  An angry mob killed a fellow student at a Pakistani university campus Thursday on accusations that he’d posted blasphemous content online. It was the latest in a series of vigilante attacks over the increasingly contentious issue in the predominantly Muslim country.

Witnesses and local media reported angry students associated with the ruling right-wing political parties in Pakhtunkhwa province used sticks and broken glasses during the attack on Mashal Khan, a journalism student at Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan.

“The mob later fired at the tortured body of Mashal Khan and attempted to set the dead body on fire” before police stopped them, a witness said, requesting anonymity.

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    It’s the French cartoonists who actually blaspheme. In the West, those who oppose homosexuality are lynched by both the authorities and mobs. The Western culture has gone wrong by applying the racial equality upon sexually sinful people. Slavery by immorality and drug is on the way. Humans are not fair or civilized if they are not Christian-educated. People need the Holy Bible for human rights and freedom, both now and then and everywhere.