Chop off your hand!

@garymarsh6 (14764)
United Kingdom
January 19, 2016 3:16pm CST
I read an article earlier about a 15 year old boy in Pakistan. He had been attending the mosque. The Imam shouted out to the crowd who likes Mohammed and everyone in the mosque raised their hand. He did not hear what the imam said he asked who did not like Mohammed and he shot his arm up again. All the people in the room called him a blasphemer and started to shout him down accusing him of being an unbeliever. This would have caused terrible incriminations for the boy he would have been ostracised by the community and picked on for the rest of his life. His family would also have been the centre of attention and picked on too in this small remote village. So what did the boy do? He ran the short distance home and chopped off the offending arm above the wrist by putting it in a grass cutting machine. He then placed it on the tray and returned to the mosque to show them that he had not meant to do that before collapsing. The crowd then rushed him to the hospital. He is now some kind of hero because of his actions. People from the local villages come to show him respect. His father who is very poor could not even afford to pay for the bandages to cover his arm however people donated money to pay for his devotion to Mohammed. Oh dear it is so sad to read that this boy will now go through life with his right hand missing all because of narrow minded judgemental people who know no better.
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
19 Jan 16
All in the name of religion!
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@garymarsh6 (14764)
• United Kingdom
19 Jan 16
Mad isn't it Janet
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@nanette64 (18210)
• Fairfield, Texas
20 Jan 16
@garymarsh6 And it sounds like a lot of brain-washing to me.
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@garymarsh6 (14764)
• United Kingdom
20 Jan 16
@nanette64 Well that is how the poor unfortunates live Nanette!
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@JudyEv (142486)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Jan 16
I find it incredible that these things are happening in this day and age.
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@jstory07 (72506)
• Roseburg, Oregon
20 Jan 16
Sad that these things do happen.
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@WorDazza (10089)
• Manchester, England
20 Jan 16
They aren't happening in this day and age because these people are still living in the 7th Century!!
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@JudyEv (142486)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jan 16
@WorDazza Good comment.
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
19 Jan 16
This type of story no longer shocks me because he knew the extremes of the religion and following it was his own choice.
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@garymarsh6 (14764)
• United Kingdom
19 Jan 16
It is so backward isn't it.
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@garymarsh6 (14764)
• United Kingdom
20 Jan 16
@WorDazza He had not renounced it just shot his hand up by mistake. The crowd turned on him. He would have probably been stoned had he not done what he did. Poor kid. These people are so backward.
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@WorDazza (10089)
• Manchester, England
20 Jan 16
@garymarsh6 Yeah, about 1400 years backward!!
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@amadeo (78915)
• United States
19 Jan 16
Gary that is very ,very sad to hear.But not surprise about this barbaric behavior.
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@garymarsh6 (14764)
• United Kingdom
19 Jan 16
It is so sad Alfredo. The poor lad probably did this to protect his family and himself from being ostracised.
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@DianneN (92612)
• United States
20 Jan 16
How awful and barbaric, all in the name of religion. These people need a good solid education.
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
20 Jan 16
Agree
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@garymarsh6 (14764)
• United Kingdom
20 Jan 16
Absolutely. They are so very poor and ill educated. That being said look what happened this morning those morons going into a university and killing students professors needlessly.
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@DianneN (92612)
• United States
20 Jan 16
@garymarsh6 Morons, fanatics, and murderers!!!!
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@LadyDuck (189358)
• Switzerland
20 Jan 16
Oh my goodness, people who allow such terrible things is not a religious they are fanatics.
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@garymarsh6 (14764)
• United Kingdom
20 Jan 16
Well they have allowed so many into Germany it is only a matter of time Anna.
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@LadyDuck (189358)
• Switzerland
20 Jan 16
@garymarsh6 I agree, before they allow everybody in and then they close the borders. I wonder what politics have in their minds.
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@JESSY3236 (7840)
• United States
20 Jan 16
It's sad that people do things to the extreme like that.
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@garymarsh6 (14764)
• United Kingdom
20 Jan 16
They are poor and uneducated. Many unable to read and will do whatever the Imman demands.
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• Greece
20 Jan 16
What a dreadful thing that a child should find it necessary to cut off his hand. It hardly bears thinking about. Such indoctrination of fear into people's hearts and the indoctrination of their minds is past our understanding but we know too well the tragedies that follow in its wake.
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@garymarsh6 (14764)
• United Kingdom
20 Jan 16
He knew that his family would be ostracised and beaten stoned even killed so in someways he has protected his family.
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@gudheart (12740)
20 Jan 16
Really is terrible when such extremists spoil the view of an otherwise peaceful religion.
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@garymarsh6 (14764)
• United Kingdom
20 Jan 16
Some Muslims here are fighting back to these radicalised morons and shaming them.
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@salonga (27956)
• Philippines
20 Jan 16
Oh no! What a cruel way to deal with unintentional offense.
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@garymarsh6 (14764)
• United Kingdom
20 Jan 16
He knew what the outcome would be for his family if he had not done that.
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• United States
20 Jan 16
This story is heartbreaking..... :-(
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@garymarsh6 (14764)
• United Kingdom
20 Jan 16
Quite sickening really.
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@SIMPLYD (86641)
• Philippines
22 Jan 16
I admire the boy for fighting for his love to his God . Imagine butting his hands off and bringing it back for everybody to believe him , before he collapses . A true faith of a boy .
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@garymarsh6 (14764)
• United Kingdom
22 Jan 16
Yes the consequences for his family would have been far worse had he not done that. Poor kid.
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@SIMPLYD (86641)
• Philippines
22 Jan 16
@garymarsh6 Well he is a smart kid to envision what lies ahead if he don't do something to prove them that they are wrong in what all are thinking about him .
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@Inlemay (17162)
• South Africa
22 Jan 16
that is absolutely crazy - Absurd. Some societies are backward beyond
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@garymarsh6 (14764)
• United Kingdom
22 Jan 16
They are very poor peasants and already have a hard life Lany. They are not that well educated but had he not done something as drastic like that the whole village would have ostracised the family and made life intolerable for them.
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@Inlemay (17162)
• South Africa
22 Jan 16
@garymarsh6 its sad to read in the 21st century or even as far back at 19th I would say
@LeaPea2417 (23325)
• Toccoa, Georgia
20 Jan 16
That is the saddest story I have read in a long time.
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@garymarsh6 (14764)
• United Kingdom
22 Jan 16
It is terribly sad isn't it.
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@LeaPea2417 (23325)
• Toccoa, Georgia
22 Jan 16
@garymarsh6 It is, what was going through his mind is hard to fathom.
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@whiteream (3800)
• United States
20 Jan 16
What a very sad story. Only goes to show that some religions are way out of hand.
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@garymarsh6 (14764)
• United Kingdom
22 Jan 16
Very true indeed.
@PainsOnSlate (20878)
• Canada
20 Jan 16
All that in the name of religion. I'm greatful my God is a loving God.
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@TheHorse (75270)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 Jan 16
Where did you hear about this? It's amazing that some people are still living in the 7th Century in an industrialized nation.
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