Category Archives: Blasphemy

Pakistani court sentences one to death, five to life over lynching of student

A Pakistani court on Wednesday convicted 31 people over the lynching of a 23-year-old university student in April 2017.

Mashal Khan, a journalism student, was dragged out of his dorm room at Abdul Wali Khan University in the north-western town of Mardan on April 13, 2017, and killed by a mob following false rumors that he had shared blasphemous content on social media.

“Blasphemy” — the concept of insulting a religion, in this case Islam — is treated as a criminal offense in Pakistan. It can carry the death penalty.

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12th grader kills principal in Pakistan over alleged blasphemy

PESHAWAR: A class XIIth student on Monday gunned down his school principal over alleged blasphemy in Pakistan’s restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, police said.

The incident occurred within the premises of privately-run Islamia College in Charsadda district.

Sareer Khan was killed by Fahim Ashraf who was later arrested with a gun, district police chief Zahoor Afridi said.

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Falsely accused man set free after nine years in Pakistan prison on blasphemy charges

A man has been exonerated after serving nine years of a life sentence for blasphemy in Pakistan.

A two-judge panel on the Supreme Court ruled that Mohammad Mansha was falsely accused, citing lack of evidence.

The 58-year-old was arrested in 2008 after the imam of a mosque in the Bahawalnagar district in Punjab province told authorities he had desecrated a copy of the Quran.

Just wait… he’ll be lynched or worse by a Muslim mob.

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Pakistan: Blasphemy Laws, Human-Rights Abuses Deepen

In late September — less than three weeks after newly instated Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi attended the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in New York — two Christian boys employed as cleaners at a hospital in Pakistan were arrested for violating the country’s blasphemy laws. According to the complaint lodged with police, the boys had swept up and burned strewn pieces of paper on which Quranic verses happened to be written.

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Bangladesh social media activist is arrested on ‘anti-Islam’ charges for ‘mocking the Prophet Mohammed’

Bangladesh police arrested a 25-year-old social media activist as he tried to leave the country on charges that he defamed Islam and the Prophet Mohammed, authorities said Tuesday.

Immigration police detained Asaduzzaman Noor, known as Asad Noor on his YouTube channel, at Dhaka airport on Monday evening, inspector Mohammad Shahidullah told AFP.

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Vicar condemns ‘blasphemous’ Domino’s Pizza deal

A vicar has accused Domino’s of sending him a “blasphemous” pizza advert to display at his church in the West Midlands during Christmas.

Rev Toby Crow claimed he received a giant glossy poster promoting the delivery chain’s ‘Saviour deal’, which offers customers up to half price on their order.

I could not care less about the ad to be honest but do find it odd that the Domino’s marketing dept. sent the Vicar a poster hoping he would hang it in the church. That’s tone deaf.

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Housewife jailed, fined for insulting Islam

IPOH: A woman was sentenced to jail and fined by a magistrate’s court here after being found guilty of deliberately uttering words that insulted the Islamic faith at a mosque last year.

Tham Yut Mooi (pic), 46, was accused of uttering the insulting words at Masjid Abu Ubaidah in Taman Perpaduan, Ulu Kinta here at about 5.30pm on May 4, 2016.

The housewife and mother of two, who was slapped with three charges, was sentenced to six months’ jail and fined RM5,000 for each charge under Section 298 of the Penal Code

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‘Blasphemy’: Hijab-clad Indian women get brutally trolled for ‘insulting Islam’ by dancing in public

Three Muslim women from the southern Indian state of Kerala have come under fire after a video showing them dancing in the middle of the street went viral on social media.

Shared via Facebook on 1 December, the clip showed the hijab-clad women grooving to popular tunes as part of a flash mob. However, the video received much flak, with people accusing the young women of “insulting Islam”.

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Three Ahmadis handed death sentence for blasphemy

The convicts committed blasphemy by displaying a poster and banners at their place of worship in an offensive way

And for those who believe that the Islam we import is magically “different” from the Islam “over there” watch the video below.

Toronto: Peaceful Innocence Of Muslims Protester – Hang Filmmaker

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Pakistani Christian On Death Row Among Nominees For Sakharov Prize

BRUSSELS — Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have presented their nominations for this year’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought — including Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death in 2010 under Pakistan´s blasphemy law.

Polish MEP Anna Fotyga of the conservative ECR group in the European Parliament said on October 2 that Bibi’s “behavior in prison, the dignity she has shown during all these years is the best proof of her being able to represent the dignity of a defender of human rights in the face of the worst fate.”

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Military officer sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for blasphemy, claims he burned dozens of holy books accidentally

The jailing of former Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama earlier this year on blasphemy charges that many believe to have been heavily politicized has led to renewed criticism of the country’s harsh blasphemy laws.

A soldier in Jayapura, who yesterday was found guilty of defaming religion by burning holy books, is the latest blasphemer to be thrown into an Indonesian prison under questionable circumstances.

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