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Pakistan Blasphemy Law

Pakistan's Blasphemy Law Under Attack

Religious News Service | Naveed Ahmad | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion

ISLAMABAD (RNS) Mohammad Asghar, a 69-year-old paranoid schizophrenic, faces a death sentence in Pakistan for claiming to be the Prophet Muhammad in l...

Shouldn't Muslim Clergy Condemn Lahore Attack?

Neale Donald Walsch | Posted 05.10.2013 | Impact
Neale Donald Walsch

The question that must be asked in the aftermath of the latest incident revolving around Pakistan's blasphemy law is: Why are no Muslim spiritual leaders speaking out against the violence that Muslim mobs perpetrate under cover of the law?

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: The Clip That Could Get Pakistan's Ambassador To The U.S. Executed | Hunter Stuart | Posted 03.13.2013 | World

Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States, Sherry Rehman, an outspoken advocate for freedom of the press and for reforming the country's harsh death ...

Blasphemy, Religious Hatred, and the United Nations

Austin Dacey | Posted 11.26.2012 | World
Austin Dacey

Those who study the history of blasphemy laws are condemned to repeat themselves: These laws don't work. Unless what you are after is more blasphemy.

Pakistan Must Repeal Its Blasphemy Laws

Farahnaz Ispahani | Posted 11.13.2012 | World
Farahnaz Ispahani

Pakistan's blasphemy laws are incompatible with its aspiration of being a modern, democratic, Muslim state respected by the international community.

Who Benefits From Pakistan's Blasphemy Law?

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 10.23.2012 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Pakistan has made almost no progress in reforming its deeply flawed law involving blasphemy. Such laws, on the one hand, discriminate against religious minorities and, on the other hand, further deepen religious intolerance in Pakistani society.

Christian Girl With Special Needs Reportedly Arrested For Burning Islamic Text

Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion

A Christian girl with Down's syndrome has been arrested and charged with blasphemy in Pakistan for allegedly burning pages containing Islamic text, th...

The Courage To Redefine Pakistan

Samia Khan Bambrah | Posted 09.25.2011 | World
Samia Khan Bambrah

Minorities in Pakistan do not have the luxury of dismissing their difference. Since 2001, 80 holy sites have been desecrated, killing more than 1,200 worshippers, most of them religious minorities.

Blasphemy Laws: Who's On The Right Side History?

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

On the wrong side you have oppression: ruthless in might, larger in numbers, frightening in tone, and vindictive in action. On the right side you have compassion.

Pakistani Minister For Minorities Gunned Down

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

March 2, 2011 6:47:13 AM ISLAMABAD, March 2 (Reuters) - Pakistani Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti, who has been calling for changes in the c...

More To Pakistan Than Blasphemy Law

Junaid S. Ahmad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Junaid S. Ahmad

We refuse to see the larger story and context in which elite actors in Pakistan all play a game yelling at each other while the ordinary person struggling to feed his/her family watches from afar.

Assassination Of Reform Leader Rocks Pakistan And Opponents Of Blasphemy Law

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Anto Akkara Religion News Service BANGALORE, India -- Church officials in Pakistan say the assassination of Salman Taseer, an outspoken critic of...