Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law Receives Harsh Criticism As Stories Of Abuse Surface

Religious News Service  | by  Naveed Ahmad Posted: 02/19/2014 2:32 pm EST Updated: 02/19/2014 2:59 pm EST ISLAMABAD (RNS) Mohammad Asghar, a 69-year-old paranoid schizophrenic, faces a death sentence in Pakistan for claiming to be the Prophet Muhammad in letters written to officials and police in 2010. The retired British national of Pakistani descent is […]

People pour in to witness

  Source: The Daily Star. DHAKA: A number of copies of the holy Quran were burnt when the stalls and pushcarts of hawkers were set ablaze during the violence at the south gate of Baitul Mukarram mosque Sunday afternoon. Hundreds of people gathered near the south gate of Baitul Mukarram […]

Celebrating Christmas in Pakistan

Rimsha Masih’s family spent Christmas Day as they have spent the last four months: in hiding, afraid for their lives. In August, the young girl, who is aged between 10 and 14 and suffers from learning difficulties, was arrested and charged with blasphemy after a local cleric falsely accused her of […]

Pakistan needs to change blasphemy law

In Pakistan, the Muslim cleric who denounced a mentally challenged Christian girl of 14 for blasphemy has now been arrested for allegedly framing her. It is the latest bizarre twist in a case that sparked a worldwide outcry. In Pakistan, blasphemy can bring a death sentence or life in prison, […]