Pakistan Muslims Torch Christian Houses; 6 Dead

Crowd avenges alleged Koran desecration
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 2, 2009 9:36 AM CDT
Pakistani Christians carry coffins of riots victims as they block the railway track to protest against the attacks on Christians by Muslims, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009 in Gojra, Pakistan.   (AP Photo/Khalil-ur-Rehman)
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(Newser) – Six people are dead after Muslim protesters torched houses in a Christian neighborhood of Pakistan’s Gojra City yesterday, CNN reports. The demonstrators, who were protesting an alleged desecration of the Koran at a Christian wedding last weekend, set fire to between 40 and 50 houses. A crowd burned 15 houses in a similar incident last Thursday.