intolerance in any religion should not be tolerated and there needs to be universal freedom of speech.
Pakistan needs to be brought into the 21st century, but also do many other countries.
The whole business with Asia Bibi has displayed the rank intolerance of the Extreme Muslims in Pakistan.
For a supposedly civilised country this has been an appalling display of intolerance and injustice.
What started as a minor dispute was escalated into a death sentence. Asia is a Christian and was working with in the fields Muslim women from her village. These women refused to drink from a water bucket that Asia had touched because they claimed it was now unclean. They demanded she convert to Islam and she refused. In the heated argument that followed they claimed she insulted the prophet Muhammad.
Asia was arrested under blasphemy laws and absurdly sentenced to death.
This is not the only travesty of justice. In 2009, politician Salman Taseer was shot dead by his own bodyguard, Mumtaz Qadri, after he spoke out in support of Ms Bibi and openly condemned Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. The…
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