Blasphemers are now apparently being targeted by the Pakistani government … Pakistan has asked Facebook and Twitter to help identify Pakistanis suspected of blasphemy so it can prosecute them or pursue their extradition. Under the country’s strict blasphemy laws, anyone found to have insulted Islam or the prophet Muhammad can be sentenced to death. The interior minister, Chaudhry … Read more What is Blasphemy really all about?
Reuters has a report about a group of 700 Pakistani lawyers in the Punjab who are vigorously promoting support for the concept of “Death for Blasphemy” and are part of a consortium whose mission is to ensure that those that are accused are then charged, tried, and execute … no exceptions. The Reuters report explains … A little-known alliance … Read more Pakistani lawyers pushing “Death for Blasphemy” for hundreds of cases
Once again, a wholly reasonable attempt by lawmakers within Pakistan have failed to pass a law banning child marriages. It was an initiative by Marvi Memon, a member of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League, to improve existing child marriage legislation, but she has now been forced to withdraw the proposal. Why? One word – Religion, or to be a tad more … Read more Clerics stopped Pakistani lawmakers improving child marriage law with threats
A very basic human right is enshrined within the UN’s declaration of Human rights, Article 18 reads … Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest … Read more No freedom to be a Muslim in Pakistan
This is the one that they often get very very wrong. I don’t mean to imply that those within the selection process are either stupid or daft, but rather is an observation that it is perhaps a political decision, and so when the decision goes against the tide of my own personal politics, it becomes … Read more 2014 Nobel Prize – Peace … rather a lot of upset often comes from this one
In yet another example that confirm’s Pakistan’s descent into complete and utter lunacy, Dr Mehdi Ali (pictured above), an American volunteer cardiologist was shot dead in Pakistan yesterday. What happened, was this a robbery, or an act of random violence against a stranger? No, this was a planned assassination. Dr Ali’s “crime” in the eyes of the … Read more Dr Murdered for simply having the wrong belief