“I would die in the name of my religion and if someone
has committed blasphemy, then they are not forgiven,” said Shawkat Ali, a
62-year-old farmer. If the supreme court has some faith in religion and
if they are Muslims, they should execute her.”
Those words are from a former neighbor of Asia Bibi in the village
where she once lived. They represent the Islamic zeal that is rampant in
Pakistan and many other Muslim countries.
Christians in Pakistan continue to endure regular attacks and
threats, and have been living in fear particularly since Asia Bibi was
acquitted. This past Christmas, there was tight security at
Pakistan’s churches to guard against reprisal attacks over Bibi.
Muslims still seek to kill her over the invented charges of blasphemy
that had her in prison on death row for eight years, and as they cannot
find her, other Christians are facing their wrath.
When Pakistan first elected Prime Minister Imran Khan in August, he
came out forcefully in defense of Pakistan’s infamous blasphemy laws. Khan
vowed to take the matter of blasphemy to the United Nations, saying
that few in the West understood the pain caused to Muslims by such
speech. Meanwhile, the West is increasingly succumbing to Islamic
blasphemy laws. Twitter
has even begun sending messages out to numerous counter-jihadists,
informing them that they are in violation of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws.
Most alarming is that the UK has refused
to offer asylum to Asia Bibi for fear of “unrest” from Muslims. It has
also become “Islamophobic” and even a criminal offence to criticize
Islam in the once-free West. For example: the European Court of Human
Rights ruled that Western free speech ended with the “right of others to
have their religious feelings protected” in the case of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, who supposedly offended Islam by noting correctly that Islamic sources say Muhammad married a prepubescent child.
Canada’s anti-Islamophobia motion M-103 aims to “monitor citizens for compliance” and “take action” against those deemed to be “Islamophobic.” Asia Bibi’s former neighbor asked the question “how can we forgive
her” for something Asia Bibi never did; that very question is now being
asked in Western societies of those who tell the truth about the global
jihad. “‘She confessed… how can we forgive her?’: Little sympathy in Pakistan for Christian woman accused of blasphemy,” Telegraph, December 28, 2018: