Pakistan Boots Blasphemy Case

Evidence trumps blasphemy accusations. Pakistan on Tuesday dismissed the case of a 14-year-old Christian girl accused of burning the Koran in August. The court bumped the case because no one had actually seen Rimsha Masih burning the pages—and many suspect a cleric planted evidence to spark hate against Christians. Under law, despite a young age and potential mental problems, the girl could have been executed if convicted of blasphemy, specifically desecration of the Koran.