By Theodore Shoebat
An Imam in Pakistan accused a Muslim boy of blaspheming the prophet Muhammad, and to prove his loyalty the boy cut off his own hand and sent the severed hand to the imam on a plate. According to one report:
A teenage boy cut off his own hand after being told he was a blasphemer, police in Pakistan say.
Mohammad Anwar, 15, from a village in the Punjab province of Pakistan, misheard cleric Shabbir Ahmed speaking during a sermon.
The imam asked who did not love the prophet Mohammed and the teenager – who had misheard him – raised his hand.
The imam accused him of blasphemy in front of the whole congregation, to which the boy responded by going home and cutting off his own hand, said local policman Nausher Ali.
He then presented it to the cleric on a plate, according to officers.
Police arrested the cleric on Sunday, before accusing him of using hate speech to incite violence and filing anti-terrorism charges against him.
“Such illiterate imams of mosques should not be allowed to deliver speeches,” the chief police said.
“His arrest is under the National Action Plan that hate speeches inciting violence are no longer allowed in this country,” Mr Ali said.
The teenager was hailed a hero among locals and the boy’s father said he was proud of his actions – adding that he did not want the cleric arrested – according to police.