In a sensational turn of events reports have been released that the Quran burning incident in Gujranwala was perpetrated by a follower of Islam. A report from our informant in Pakistan has confirmed that a Muslim man named Qadri Irfan Qadir along with various other cohorts have been arrested following a thorough Police investigation.
Our correspondent informed us;
"...He has admitted that he was the one to make plans to raise hell in Gujranwala and he was successful in that. Qadri prepared two kids who threw the burnt holy pages on his directions, both times."
Former Brigadier Samson Sharaf commented;
"Irfan Qadri and Irfan Shah were the main culprits. Saroya the CHANGAR is the third. There is irrefutable evidence of their involvement. Materiel, technical and circumstantial."
The Christian community has been rocked by this revelation, the fact that the heinous crime was undertaken by a non-Christian has never been in question, however, the manner in which police have acted so responsibly and professionally and have located and arrested the transgressor is a strong and positive precedent.
It is now hoped the fury and hatred that has been focused on the innocent Christian community will now dissipate and that a restoration of peace will ensue.
It is not yet known if a blasphemy charge has been placed against Mr Qadir whose actions could have cost the lives of innocent people. The fear and polarisation he has caused, was enhanced and exaggerated by the leaders of the protest who responded to the illegitimate allegations with a fervour that is not becoming for religious leaders, especially those involved with Interfaith harmony. It is hoped that proper justice ensues and that legal action in the form of sentencing is enacted upon all those involved in creating a melting pot of hatred against the local Christian minority.
Pakistan will need to review who and how it funds interfaith harmony projects. International groups need to ensure that individuals, who exercise such hatred are not given the platform to cause the intensity of hatred that Qari Zahid Saleem, president of the Interfaith Harmony Committee of Gujranwala, Local leaders of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) and the Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP), were able foster during the recent protests in Gujranwala.