| Hugh Fitzgerald: Where Can Asia Bibi Go? (Part One)
| Thursday, November 22, 2018
Now an ex UMNO dick, now Bersatu spins for Pakistan's Cocaine using PM, who ain't good for Malaysia, Period!!!!!Jihad Watch : Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on
death row in a Pakistani jail, having been convicted of “blasphemy” on
the testimony of Muslims, has at last been freed by a decision of the
Pakistani Supreme Court.
But her latest ordeal has only just begun, for
she cannot possibly live safely in Pakistan, where massive crowds have
been calling for her to be executed and where, during this past year,
two high officials of the government who had criticized her prosecution
were, as a consequence, murdered by Muslim fanatics.
The United Kingdom has refused to offer Bibi asylum, prompted by
fears of violence by Muslims. The UK high commissioner in Islamabad is
reported to have warned he could not protect his staff if asylum were
granted by the UK. This led the Foreign Office, in turn, to ask the Home
Office not to grant Asia Bibi’s request. And there was another fear as
well. That was the concern that if Bibi were granted asylum by Her
Majesty’s Government, Muslims could well riot in the U.K. itself.
In a demonstration of widespread pusillanimity, no country has yet stepped forward to offer this woman asylum. So where can Asia Bibi go? There are two places where she just might be safe. The first is the United States, where she could be offered not just
asylum, but a place in the Witness Protection Program. Between 1971 and
2013 (the latest year for which figures are available), that Program has
successfully protected 8,500 people (“witnesses”), along with 9,900
The American government is unlikely to be worried about
possible Muslim unrest should Asia Bibi be given asylum. While Muslims
in the UK make up 5% of the population, in the US they make up only 1%,
where, likely as a consequence, they are better behaved. The U.S is also
40 times bigger than the U.K. Should Asia Bibi come here, there’s more
room to disappear in, with a government that has a ready network of safe
houses, new identities, and, if need be, plastic surgery.
The second place where Asia Bibi should consider requesting asylum
is the Vatican. By doing so, Asia Bibi would be putting the islamophilic
Pope Francis on the spot. He who has been insisting that “authentic
Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of
violence” would be confronted with the reality of a Christian woman who,
living in a Muslim land, falsely accused by Muslim coworkers of
blasphemy against Muhammad, was sentenced to death.
After spending eight
years of her life in prison waiting for that sentence to be carried
out, she was finally acquitted by the Pakistani Supreme Court. Two
high-ranking Pakistani officials who had criticized the prosecution of
Asia Bibi, the Governor of Punjab Salman Taseer, and the Minority
Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti, were both assassinated as a result.
Read it all here.................
|posted by D Swami Gwekanandam @ 3:00 PM