Today’s Bloodthirsty Moderate Muslim Moment: Pakistan mosque built to honour politician’s killer to double in size due to worshiper demand

The modest concrete building in the scruffy suburb of the Pakistani capital is named after Mumtaz Qadri, a former police bodyguard who in 2011 murdered Salaman Taseer, the governor of Punjab province whom he was supposed to be protecting.

Taseer had incurred public wrath by voicing support for Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman who had been sentenced to death for allegedly insulting the prophet Muhammad.

Mohammad Ashfaq Sabri, the prayer leader in charge of the mosque, said yesterday he needed to expand to keep up with demand.

“People love Mumtaz Qadri,” he told the Guardian. “More and more people want to offer their prayers in this mosque.”

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