Christmas message for prayer leads to death threats from Muslims in Pakistan

A Christmas message calling for prayers for those charged under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws has led to death threats against the son of a provincial governor killed five years ago for criticizing the same laws.

The case highlights the continuing influence in Pakistan of Muslim hardliners who praise violence in the name of defending Islam, despite a government vow to crack down on religious extremism.

The hardliners have called for mass protests if police do not charge activist Shaan Taseer with blasphemy against Islam – a crime punishable by death.

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  • andycanuck

    At least Global is using “hardliners” instead of the usual “conservatives”. That is, sadly enough, a step up.