July 04, 2012
Pakistan: A Man Burned a Koran, Mob Burns Man To Death
A Pakistani mob has taken a man accused of blasphemy from a police station and burnt him to death, police say.The police said they were "outnumbered" by the mob. Also, they said the "unknown" man was mentally unstable.
The man was being held for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran in public. The incident took place on the outskirts of Bahawalpur, in Punjab province.
Witnesses said hundreds of people looked on as he screamed for help.
"We were totally outnumbered. There were too many of them and they were hysterical. Eventually, they succeeded in taking him away," said one.No arrests have been made, yet.
The man was reportedly beaten and dragged to the spot where he is said to have desecrated the Koran.
The mob then poured petrol on him and set him on fire, according to witnesses.
Apologize for what?!?