Devout Pakistani Muslim and future Canadian Immigration Minister calls for death of Asia Bibi.
In January, Pakistan’s highest court upheld its October 2018 ruling to acquit Asia Bibi , an impoverished Catholic woman, of blasphemy charges. Bibi, a mother of five, was arrested in June 2009, after her neighbors complained she had made derogatory remarks about Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. A year later, Bibi was sentenced to death despite strong opposition from national and international human rights groups.
After the Supreme Court’s ruling, Asia Bibi should have been a free person. She is not in jail, as there is no case against her. The blasphemy allegations against her have been proven wrong. Should she choose to leave the country for Canada, where her daughters are reportedly staying, she has every right to depart.
But it’s been more than two months since Bibi’s acquittal, and not many people in Pakistan know where she is. It’s been reported that Bibi has been kept in “protective custody” in an unknown location.
Mohammad Rafi is certain who is to blame for his school being taken under government control and his organisation banned. His sprawling Hudaibiah education complex three weeks ago became one of nearly 300 seminaries, schools, hospitals and dispensaries taken over for links to outlawed groups.
“It’s propaganda. Indian and US propaganda. Two or three times this has happened to us and then we go to court,” the school principal predicted confidently last week.
The school principal has for 17 years been a member of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) which operates an estimated 300 madrassahs as well as a fleet of ambulances.
A Pakistani husband has been arrested for allegedly torturing his wife by stripping her naked, beating her and shaving her head after she refused to dance for his friends.
The disturbing incident came to the attention of the authorities after a woman covered in bruises appeared in a video on social media, identifying herself as Asma Aziz and begging the public for help.
A girl from DHA Lahore Asma Aziz tortured by her husband for refusing to dance in front of his friends. She said when she refused to dance, Her husband Mian Faisal along with one of his friends beat her with a pipe stripped her and shaved her hair in front of servant and friends pic.twitter.com/C9iONtjqkV
“A mentally ill Pakistani Christian man has been charged with blasphemy,” the Pakistan Christian Postreported a few days ago. Stephen Masih was arrested after Muhammad Rafiq and Muhammad Imran told Muhammad Mudassar — a renowned hafiz (one who has memorized the entire Koran) —that the Christian “had made derogatory remarks against the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).”
This man may be murdered for having “offended” a death cult’s idol. Take your Islamophobia and shove it where the sun don’t shine.
Twenty three-year-old Mashal Khan was a student of Mass Communications at the Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan, in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. He was beaten and shot to death by an angry mob on April 13, 2017 after being accused of blasphemy. The lynching took place within the premises of the university. Soon after, a video of the incident was shared on social media.
A third-year student at Bahawalpur’s Government Sadiq Egerton College on Wednesday allegedly stabbed a professor to death over what he vaguely described as the academic’s “anti-Islam” remarks, police sources and persons familiar with the incident said.
Associate professor Khalid Hameed, the head of the English department, was seated inside his office at the college when he was allegedly accosted and attacked with a knife by the student.
Today, a professor at a Pakistani college was murdered by a student for blasphemy. When asked whether he was satisfied with his actions, the killer responded "Absolutely. Thanks be to god". pic.twitter.com/dHnW5KOyDE
For many girls in Pakistan, riding a bike is considered 'indecent' — but @Lyari_GirlsCafe cycling club in Karachi is empowering these young women to switch gears and stand on their own two wheels. pic.twitter.com/5HTpTr0Nlz
Pakistan and India said Wednesday they had shot down each other’s warplanes, in a dramatic escalation of the dangerous confrontation between the nuclear-armed rivals.
Pakistan said it downed two Indian jets in its airspace and captured two pilots, but insisted it does not ‘want to go towards war’ with its neighbour.
India confirmed the loss of one of its planes and said it had shot down a Pakistani fighter jet, in a conflict played out over the skies of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.
In a sign of the deepening crisis, Pakistan closed its airspace ‘until further notice’. At least six airports were shuttered in India, and a vast area of airspace north of New Delhi was closed to civilian flights.
Indian warplanes dropped bombs inside Pakistan early on Tuesday, both sides said, as military tensions between the nuclear arch rivals escalated dramatically following last week’s Kashmir suicide attack.
India said aircraft had destroyed a terrorist training camp where militants were training to carry out an imminent attack, in its first airstrikes against Pakistan since their 1971 war. But the Pakistani military said the aircraft had caused no damage after dropping their payload early when repulsed by defending forces.
Pakistan appears to have come out ahead in its long battle with Internet social media, especially Facebook and Twitter. These were the last “media” in Pakistan where reports of military violence (including kidnapping and murder) of critics could be reported. Now these Twitter and Facebook have agreed to accept government control over who can post what with regard to the Pakistani military. The Pakistanis did this by weaponizing blasphemy laws to deliberately take on critics outside Pakistan reporting criminal activity in Pakistan. The military, which now basically controls the government (without a coup), had the government make thousands of complaints to social media outlets demanding that hateful messages be deleted. As bad as that is most Pakistanis recognize that the blasphemy laws are no longer about religion but have been turned into a legal method of using mob violence and murder to silence or kill anyone who is seen as opposed to the Pakistani military or local Islamic terror groups. Any politicians or senior officials who back blasphemy law reform are fair game for death threats and even assassination.