Pakistani Professor Sentenced To Death For Blasphemy – JONATHAN TURLEY


We have yet another example of the perils facing academics in some Muslim countries with a death sentence handed down by a Pakistani court against Professor Junaid Hafeez, 33, because he allegedly …

Source: Pakistani Professor Sentenced To Death For Blasphemy – JONATHAN TURLEY

Children as young as 13 saved from clutches of forced marriage across Yorkshire – Yorkshire Post


Children as young as 13 have been saved from the clutches of forced marriage by police officers across Yorkshire.

A special investigation by the Yorkshire Post can today reveal 183 cases have been intercepted by police across Yorkshire and the Humber in 2018.

 

Source: Children as young as 13 saved from clutches of forced marriage across Yorkshire – Yorkshire Post

Pakistan’s draconian Ramadan laws take toll on minorities | Asia Times


This year Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting also known as Ramzan, has coincided with the hottest temperatures witnessed in Pakistan for years. With daylight fasting hours averaging 15 hours 31 minutes, the longest in four decades, the ritual presents tough challenges, especially to laborers working outdoors.

While many brave the heat to fulfill their religious fasting requirements, for some it is near-impossible while working in simmering temperatures. “Yes, [fasting] is an Islamic obligation, but Allah doesn’t want to torture us,” said Mohammed Iqbal, a mason working at Karachi’s Tipu Sultan Road, while talking to Asia Times. “We can’t function while depriving ourselves of water for 16 hours. There are many who do fast in the heat, but many of us whose bodies simply don’t allow it.”

 

Source: Pakistan’s draconian Ramadan laws take toll on minorities | Asia Times

Trump Is Catching Heat for Dropping a MOAB on ISIS. Wait Till You Hear What People in Afghanistan Think About It


“I understand a U.S. soldier died in Nangarhar fighting ISIS last week. And I am sorry for it.”

Source: Trump Is Catching Heat for Dropping a MOAB on ISIS. Wait Till You Hear What People in Afghanistan Think About It

PAKISTAN: Court rules ‘ Schizophrenia ‘ IS NOT A ‘ Mental Disorder ‘ and plans to EXECUTE a man Convicted of Murder next week – @AceNewsServices


Justice in Pakistan still as a long way to go in understanding medical conditions and their relaionship to life.

However, Pakistan could argue that the West is to lenient on Law and Order. The clashes of different cultures and their outlook in life can bring many different aspects, which are not fully understood within the various cultures. For who is right and who is wrong, or is there right or wrong, perhaps it is that there will always be differences which have to be understood by all cultures so that respective existence can be achieved.

Avaaz – Pakistan: Protect women from “honour” killings


A crazy loophole in Pakistan law allows men to kill women and get off free! But a documentary on “honour” killings got nominated for an Oscar, and now the Prime Minister is promising he will act. We have just 4 days till the Oscars, this is our chance to change the law – join now.

Source: Avaaz – Pakistan: Protect women from “honour” killings

Dispatches: No ‘Honor’ in Murder in Pakistan | Human Rights Watch


They planned to shoot 19-year-old Saba Qaiser in the head, put her body in a bag, and dump it in the river. It’s pure luck that they didn’t succeed. Saba was wounded but not dead, and managed to drag herself out of the river. Her attackers? Her father and her uncle, who sought revenge on Saba after she married without their permission.

Source: Dispatches: No ‘Honor’ in Murder in Pakistan | Human Rights Watch