eDigest: Pakistan: Death for Blasphemy

Epigraph

And if you are in doubt as to what We have sent down to Our servant, then produce a Chapter like it, and call upon your helpers beside Allah, if you are truthful.  But if you do it not — and never shall you do it — then guard against the Fire, whose fuel is men and stones, which is prepared for the disbelievers.  (Al Quran 2:24-25)

They (hypocrites) say, ‘If we return to Medina, the one most honorable (Abdullah bin Ubbay) will surely drive out therefrom the one most mean (Muhammad);’ while true honor belongs to Allah and to His Messenger and the believers; but the hypocrites know not. (Al Quran 63:9 )

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Lead post collected by Dr. Abdul Alim , the Muslim Times’ Editor for Islam 

Pakistan: Death for Blasphemy

Epigraph: And if you are in doubt as to what We have sent down to Our servant, then produce a Chapter like it, and call upon your helpers beside Allah,…

The absurdity of blasphemy laws in Pakistan

Source: mena-post.com On a day when we are celebrating Martin Luther King day, I would like to ask the same question he once did « what are we doing for others…

The case of Masood Ahmad reveals how blasphemy laws in Pakistan are used to persecute minorities

rationalist.org: Masood Ahmad is 72. A British-Pakistani dual national, he returned to his native Pakistan in 1982 after working in London for some years to pay his children’s school fees.…

Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws

muslimwriters.org: Religious blasphemy laws can be a touchy subject, especially in Pakistan, where just bringing up the subject of the blasphemy laws and whether they are right or wrong is…

A forgotten effort? ‘Rabat Plan’ to eliminate blasphemy laws …

Rabat Plan of Action on the prohibition of advocacy of national,racial or religious hatred that constitutes incite to discrimination, hostility or violence. Conclusions and recommendations emanating from the four regional…

As UN meets, apply pressure against blasphemy laws

Christian Science Monitor: Blasphemy and other religious-defamation laws in Pakistan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and even Russia put people behind bars and on death row. As the UN General Assembly begins,…

Pakistan Blasphemy Laws Reform Will Give Death Sentence To False Accusers

Religion News Service | By Richard S. Ehrlich Posted: 09/25/2013 10:23 am EDT (RNS) Pakistan’s constitutionally mandated Council of Islamic Ideology told the government anyone who wrongly accuses a person…

Pakistan: Clerics suggest amendment to blasphemy laws – Another Smoke Screen?

Daily Times: Clerics suggest amendment to blasphemy laws ISLAMABAD: Top religious clerics Wednesday suggested amendments to the country’s blasphemy laws, proposing the death penalty for people convicted of making false…

Petition to United Nations: Pakistan must repeal blasphemy Laws – Sign it – Be Counted

Please go here to sign the petition   Dear United Nations, I demand Pakistan repeal its discriminatory blasphemy laws and voter disenfranchisement laws. These laws stifle free thought and free…

No to Blasphemy Laws

Daily Times: by Marvi Sermad. One is amazed at the audacity of the advocates of blasphemy laws, who think of themselves as vigilant guards of not only the Almighty, but…

PAKISTAN: A Historical Overview of Blasphemy Laws

Asian Human Rights Commission. The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes to inform you about the research based report on historical overview of Blasphemy laws in Pakistan the Blasphemy published by…

Blind Faith: Video-Blasphemy laws in Pakistan

vimeo: Excellent documentary where  even Mr. Farooq Maududi accepts that this is wrong according to Islam. He states that State should be secular. It also details how these laws target…

End blasphemy laws threatening minorities: U.N. faith expert

(Reuters) – Countries should repeal all laws punishing blasphemy and people who leave a faith, the United Nations’ top expert on freedom of religion said on Wednesday, thrusting himself into…

Righting the Wrongs of Blasphemy Laws in Pakistan

Huffington Post: News broke Tuesday that a Pakistani high court dismissed blasphemy charges against Rimsha Masih, a young Christian girl, finding the accusation that she burned pages of the Quran to…

Muslims call for change in UK blasphemy laws

The NEWS: Murtaza Shah: LONDON: Muslims in Britain have urged the government to take seriously the threats they face as anti-Muslim hatred is reaching worrying heights in Britain and across…

Blasphemy laws are darkening Pakistan’s skies

theguardian: Salman Hameed. This blasphemy law is devouring Pakistani society from within. It is an all-purpose tool in the service of intolerance. It has often been used against religious minorities, but Muslims…

There is No Quranic or Islamic basis for Blasphemy Laws

By Ali Khan Mahmudabad theguardian.com, Thursday 1 November 2012  Jump to comments (291) Pakistan and Indonesia’s blasphemy laws have no basis in the Qur’an The Guardian: It is ironic that the…

anti-Blasphemy laws are a danger to the world

Mahfooz Kanwar, Calgary Herald, Canada http://www.calgaryherald.com/opinion/columnists/Kanwar+Anti+blasphemy+laws+danger+world/7298498/story.html I am halfway through writing my next book entitled: Addiction to Religion, which discusses four organized religions: Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This book…

Change in Pakistan’s blasphemy laws unlikely

Dawn.com: ISLAMABAD: The apparent collapse of a case against a Christian girl accused of burning pages containing verses from the holy Quran has given a dim ray of hope to…

 

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