A moving plea in the Jerusalem Post by Michelle Huberman of Harif, herself the mother of a Down's syndrome child, for the release of Rimsha, a mentally-disabled Pakistani Christian 11-year-old accused of blasphemy against Islam.
When I received an e-mail that a little girl with Down's syndrome was arrested and jailed in Pakistan, my stomach felt like it had been kicked. Rimsha is from the Christian village of Maherabad in Islamabad. She was severely beaten by local Muslims before being arrested. She is reported to be in very bad shape and has bruises on her face and hands. Other Christians and their homes were attacked and an ultimatum issued by the Mullahs for Christians to leave the area. More than 600 Christians have now fled. BBC report here.
Toys for Rimsha left outside the Pakistani High Commission in London