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Sialkot: when religious fanaticism goes too far…

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Almost 19 hours ago, a Sri Lankan factory manager was stoned, tortured and set alight in Sialkot, Pakistan. His crime? He tore down an Islamist Party poster which was pasted on the wall of his office and threw it in the bin.

Priyantha Diyawadana, who had accepted a job abroad to support his wife and child back home, was not fluent in Arabic nor was he too eloquent in Urdu, and was unaware that the poster he tore down, bore lines from the Quran. Word spread quickly around the Pakistani factory, and thus began this man’s terrifying ordeal.........

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