The utter insanity of Blasphemy

Since blogging yesterday about the on-going case in Pakistan of a child (Rimsha) being accused of Blasphemy (she did not, a complete wanker of a cleric planted the evidence), I’ve since noticed a small almost throw-away line. Towards the end of the following article in the Guardian about it all I found this … Human rights … Read more The utter insanity of Blasphemy

Muslim cleric arrested for framing Rimsha Masih – the child arrested for Blasphemy in Pakistan

The spotlight of the world has been focused upon Pakistan and is showing everybody what really happens when you permit extreme religious nutters to dictate. Pictured here you can see Rimsha going to court in Islamabad. So what has been going on? A judge deferred the hearing of Rimsha Masih last Friday until Monday over charges … Read more Muslim cleric arrested for framing Rimsha Masih – the child arrested for Blasphemy in Pakistan

The tragic Story of a Forced Conversion – Faiza Mirza

I came across the following story by Faiza Mirza about her own forced conversion on Dawn.com and it touched my heart, so much so that I repeat it here … ——————————— I grew up in fear – every face around me depicted nothing but fear. I am sure that the first expression on my parent’s … Read more The tragic Story of a Forced Conversion – Faiza Mirza

Four Women murdered in Pakistan … because they were singing and dancing.

A week ago there were stories circulating about four women and two men in Pakistan who had been sentenced to death for singing and dancing at a wedding. I need not explain why, by now you will be familiar with the thinking .. it was of course yet another example of Islamic clerics demonstrating just … Read more Four Women murdered in Pakistan … because they were singing and dancing.

Petition Alert: Please sign this petition in solidarity with the victims of the State Religion of Pakistan

Mr Ghulam Mustafa Lakho is a very brave man. He is a non-believer who lives in Karachi, Pakistan and is also Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He has a petition that he would like you to sign … The Secretary-General, United Nations: Recognize “The International Day Against State Religion” The petition reads … … Read more Petition Alert: Please sign this petition in solidarity with the victims of the State Religion of Pakistan

Atheism in Pakistan is on the rise

The commentator has a great article today by Ghaffar Hussain. It is all about the rise of Atheism in Pakistan. In many secular countries embracing reason and rationality is generally a safe thing to do, but Pakistan is different. With both a Blasphemy law and also a large percentage of the population willing to murder if you just happen … Read more Atheism in Pakistan is on the rise