This is Islam: Christian couple sentenced to death in Pakistan for sending ‘blasphemous’ texts

A disabled Christian man and his wife sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemy have claimed they were tortured into confessing.

Shafqat Emmanuel and Shagufta Kausar, from Gojra, east Pakistan, were found guilty of sending a text message which ‘blasphemed’ against the Prophet Mohammed to their local imam in 2013.

Mr Emmanuel, who is paralysed from the waist down, claims the only reason he confessed to the crime was because he could not stand watching his wife be tortured by police.

  • tom_billesley
    • Islam is a murderous cult.

      • Martin B

        Islam is insanity.

  • eMan14

    Pope Francis, will you speak up for this couple? It would be the Christian thing to do, no?

  • Physics grad

    Obama’s religion of peace, again.

    Islam need to be exterminated.

    • k1992

      Yes, Islam is itself a violent, retrograde ideology but there is something about Pakistan (or Pakistanis?) in particular that seems to distill it into a uniquely vile societal poison. Maybe it’s in-breeding and tribalism ….

      • simus1

        It would not be unheard of for “blaspheming Christians” like these to be murdered later in prison by “devout” muslim convicts.

      • Minicapt

        It could be that the media is more accustomed to reports such from Pakistan, than from other places.


  • ontario john

    Gee, is this the Pakistan that Osama Obama just sold a bunch of F16 fighter jets to?

  • Before I knew anything about Islam, I assumed that “Allah” was simply another name for “God”. But the fact is Allah is not God, because he does not possess the most important characteristics of God.

    I’m not talking about the most obvious characteristic — the fact that Allah is not a “God of love”. Rather, that Allah is not a “God of choice”. The more I study this the more the theological reality becomes obvious: the god of Islam is not a god that recognizes FREE WILL. In other words, the god “Allah” is a dictator.

    The latter should not be considered “blasphemous” nor “heretical” — Muslims themselves view their god Allah as a dictator, and they treat each other and everyone else like he is a dictator. I’m willing to accept that Mohammad was Allah’s prophet, but logically he was the prophet of a god who is a dictator.

    This led me to a rather obscure verse in the book of Daniel (chapter 11) where it mentions “the god of forces”. Lots of theological speculation on what it could mean, but there’s one thing everyone agrees on: “the god of forces” is not the same God that we worship. He is a god of enforcement and violence. The inherent God-given exercise of one’s free will is not an option for this false god.

    • Millie_Woods

      Interesting question. Thanks for piquing my curiosity, I’m going to read Daniel again.

  • Just another Thursday under Islam.