“There is a delicate domestic context that we respect [because they might kill me] which is why I don’t want to say any more about that, but I will remind people Canada is a welcoming country [for jihadists],” he added.
Will the U.S. stand up for Asia Bibi? The story of Asia Bibi is a tragedy beyond proportions. It also provides us a test as to just how committed the West is to human rights – with some countries, including the “GREAT” Britain failing miserably.
Bibi is a Pakistani Christian woman and mother of four who was jailed in Pakistan under a trumped up charge of blasphemy nine years ago. The fact that she was in jail for almost a decade is horrific enough, but saga is still ongoing.
The persecution of the Christian woman Asia Bibi for blasphemy serves as a stark warning of what happens when irrational obsessions with religious beliefs overcome any form of humanity.
Britain has rejected an appeal for asylum from Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian acquitted of blasphemy last week who is under the threat of death from Islamic leaders who struck a deal with her government to block her exit.
Fearful of a repeat of widespread protests by religious hardliners which paralysed the country after her acquittal last week, the government immediately stressed she remained inside Pakistan.
The joy over the acquittal of Asia Bibi lasted barely 24 hours. The Christian mother of five from Pakistan was forced to spend eight years in prison, much of the time on death row, ostensibly for “blasphemy,” before the Supreme Court cleared her of any offense.
“I can’t believe what I am hearing, will I go out now? Will they let me out, really?”, Asia Bibi said by phone after the historic sentence, according to AFP news agency.
When Prime Minister Imran Khan, who took office in August, addressed the nation on October 31, the day when the top court accepted Asia Bibi’s appeal against her death sentence for alleged blasphemy, many observers hoped that the government would deal with agitating Islamists with an iron hand. Khan had warned the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan party (TLP) not to mess with the state’s authority. But the premier left for China the day after, and instead of taking stern action against TLP activists, his government surrendered to the group’s demands by sealing a controversial agreement with Islamists.
The husband of a Christian Pakistani woman who spent eight years on death row after being accused of blasphemy has asked Theresa May to grant them asylum in Britain.
Asia Bibi has faced calls for her life amid widespread protest after she was acquitted of an allegation of insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.
Her husband, Ashiq Masih, on Saturday called for the UK to grant the mother and their family refuge amid fears for their safety.
In a video seen by the Press Association, he says: “I am requesting the Prime Minister of the UK help us and as far as possible grant us freedom.”
Pakistani radical Islamist political party, which was leading a nationwide protest against the acquittal of a Christian woman convicted for blasphemy, late Friday night called off its agitation following an agreement with the government that assured initiation of a legal process to place the woman on the exit control list that will prevent her from flying abroad, officials said.
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) November 2, 2018
Asia Bibi’s lawyer flees Pakistan fearing for life, requests protection for family
The lawyer of Asia Bibi fled Pakistan early Saturday after fearing for his life amid countrywide protests by hundreds of radical Islamist hardliners against the acquittal of the Christian woman who was sentenced to death for committing blasphemy, media reports said.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman condemned to death on blasphemy charges after accepting her 2015 appeal against her sentence.
Protests Have Broken Out After A Court Overturned A Christian Woman’s Blasphemy Death Sentence
Clashes between Islamic hardliners and police have been reported after Pakistan’s highest court quashed the conviction of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy.
Media has shifted the focus from the rapists’ ideology – namely Islam – to a generalised race -namely Asian. This is considered offensive to non-Muslim Asians, who have typically not been found the majority in rape gangs such as this.
Britain is a country where a politician putting his hand on a middle-class woman’s knee causes more outrage than the sexual abuse of scores of working-class girls by men from Pakistani backgrounds.
Pakistan: A Muslim man set a Christian woman on fire because she refused to convert to Islam and marry him. With burns covering nearly 90 percent of her body, Asma Yaqoob, 25, died five days later, on Sunday, April 22.
Islamabad (AsiaNews) – If Asia Bibi is released, the justices will meet a “horrible” end, according to
Muslim radicals Muslims.
Everyone is waiting for the Supreme Court of Pakistan to announce the fate of the Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy and held in solitary confinement in prison since 2009.
On Wednesday Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP), a hardline religious political party, has announced protests across the country. On social media, extremists are calling for the Bibi to be hanged.
More… ‘Hang the infidel’: Thousands of
Islamist extremists average, ordinary Muslims rally in Pakistan to demand judges uphold death sentence for Christian woman convicted of insulting Prophet Mohammed
Being threatened in Canada by Islamic fanatics within my own faith community is nothing new for me, but when a diplomat from Pakistan stationed in Toronto is caught in an audio recording claiming to be ‘curing’ me – a euphemism in Urdu that means to ‘fix’ someone into silence – it should be cause for concern to all Canadians.
The telephone conversation between an unnamed journalist and the Pakistani diplomat was first posted to YouTube by Canadian intelligence expert Tom Quiggin, who has worked with the RCMP, Canadian Armed Forces, the UN Protection Force in Yugoslavia, and testified before the Senate and at the Air India Inquiry.