Asia Bibi to be shifted to Multan for security reasons

Asia Bibi, the Pakistani-Christian woman sentenced to death on blasphemy charges, will soon be shifted to an all-women prison due to security concerns, reports Xavier Partas William, Correspondent, ASSIST News Service.

Sheikhpura Prison superintendent, Khalid Sheikh ,told the media, “I have received directives from the Punjab Home Department to shift Asia from Sheikhupura district jail to . . . → Read More: Asia Bibi to be shifted to Multan for security reasons

Pope urges Pakistan to scrap blasphemy law

Pope Benedict XVI on Monday called on Pakistan to scrap a controversial law against blasphemy, saying it served as “a pretext for acts of injustice and violence against religious minorities.”

“I once more encourage the leaders of that country to take the necessary steps to abrogate that law,” the leader of the world’s one billion . . . → Read More: Pope urges Pakistan to scrap blasphemy law

Policing deviant thought

The SIC wants the blasphemy law to stay

The Sunni Itehad Council says that letting Aasia Bibi live is going to plunge the country into chaos. “Anarchy” will reign, as the boundaries of right and wrong are forever altered – all due to the unthinkable idea of allowing discretion in religion.

Discretion, after all, demands . . . → Read More: Policing deviant thought

Implementation of blasphemy law on Asia Bibi is un-Islamic

Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, President of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC expressed concerns over statement of Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, President of Tanzeem-ul-Mardars Ahle-Sunnat Pakistan on visit of Governor Punjab Salman Taseer to Asia Bibi, a Christian mother sentenced to death on accusations of blasphemy in Sheikhupura jail. . . . → Read More: Implementation of blasphemy law on Asia Bibi is un-Islamic