Opinion | Blasphemy, Pakistan’s New Religion

The Supreme Court overturned the death sentence of a woman accused of insulting the Prophet. The people are not happy.

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Hasnain says:

"Pakistani liberals are asking the government and the army to go and crush the mullahs and take the country back. It might be more useful to go after these blasphemy laws that seem to be turning all of us into blasphemers."

Brave callout at the end, especially given this earlier in the article, for those who aren't aware:

"The governor of Punjab Province, Salman Taseer, visited her in prison and promised to lobby for a presidential pardon. He was assassinated by one of his police bodyguards who believed the governor had committed blasphemy by questioning the country’s blasphemy laws. The Pakistani media was understanding. Of the bodyguard’s feelings."

Posted on 2018-11-02T18:20:28+0000