Asia Bibi happy to be in Canada but ‘very tired’ after blasphemy ordeal, says friend

Asia Bibi

In this Nov. 20, 2010, file photo, Aasia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman, listens to officials at a prison in Sheikhupura near Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistani media say Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row, has left Pakistan for Canada to be reunited with her daughters. Wilson Chawdhry of the British Pakistani Christian Association told The Associated Press on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, he received a telephone text message from a British diplomat stating simply that “Aasia is out.” (AP Photo, File)

Source: Religion News Service

BY John Longhurst

WINNIPEG, Canada (RNS) — When he heard that Asia Bibi — the Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy — was on her way to Canada, Nadeem Bhatti could hardly believe it.

“We had been told three or four times she was going to be leaving, but it never turned out,” said Bhatti, a friend of the family who last spoke to Bibi three days ago.

On Tuesday (May 7), Bibi, whose death sentence was overturned late last year, left Pakistanfor her new home in this country.

“She is very happy to be here, but very tired,” he said after having spoken to the family. “She is very glad to be reunited with her daughters.”

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  1. Please let me support Prophet Muhammad in the matter of oneness of religion for the entire mankind, so that nuclear threats may end at least in the sub continent. Let us be truly faithful per Aal Hamdu Li-Allah and not be fithful to so called Islamic eperts, who fail to appreciate pious Quran telling that all prophets sent by Allah were Muslims saluting Allah present in each and all, like Ibrahim, who did not support divisions as Jews and/or Christians and did not belong to a community named Muslim after about two thousand years of his leaving this mortal land and as word Muslim is defined at Surat 2/132nd Aayat as one who saluted Allah present in each and all beings, living and non-living, when none is Allah but Allah is present in each and all always.

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