| “Justice” in Shitistan/Pakistan: Asia Bibi
| Thursday, August 04, 2016
|The history of Pakistan is filled with hatred and intolerance toward the people who raise their voices against the blasphemy laws:
Salman Taseer, the former governor of Punjab Province, and Shahbaz Bhatti, the federal Minister of Minority Affairs, were murdered for supporting Asia Bibi and protesting the blasphemy laws. For the first time since her arrest in 2009, Asia Bibi saw a sign of hope when the Supreme Court of Pakistan gave her permission
to appeal the death sentence she was served twice: first by the High
Court in 2010 and again in 2014.
She is, however, still waiting for
justice. Asia Bibi, 50, and a mother of five, was accused of blasphemy in June
2009 by her coworkers in a dispute over bowl of water. They told her
that, as she is a Christian, she could not drink water from the same
bowl as they were. The argument that ensued led to an angry mob
assaulting her, and her arrest on the charge of "blasphemy" -- that she
allegedly had uttered derogatory remarks about the Islamic Prophet
Mohammad. Bibi became the first woman to be sentenced to death for blasphemy in
Since her arrest, her family has also faced threats which
have forced them to move to an undisclosed location. Bibi was charged with violating section 295-C of Pakistan's Penal Code, which states:
"Whoever by words, either spoken or written, or by
visible representation, or by any imputation, innuendo, or insinuation,
directly or indirectly, defiles the sacred name of the Holy Prophet
(peace be upon him) shall be punished with death, or imprisonment for
life, and shall also be liable to a fine."
The words that Asia Bibi said to her coworkers, in response to their
remarks against her, were: "I believe in Jesus Christ who died on the
cross for the sins of mankind. What did your Prophet Mohammed ever do to
It was the last sentence that apparently incited the mob before the
police arrested her. Mobs attacking blasphemy victims in Pakistan know
that nothing will happen to them. The situation is common -- the
incidents of Shanti Nagar, Gujran and Badami Bagh involved large-scale mob violence against the Christians and their communities in Pakistan.
HT : BCF
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|posted by D Swami Gwekanandam @ 3:13 PM