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Salman Taseer Assassination

Anti-Blasphemy Laws Assassinate Governor Taseer -- And Pakistan

Qasim Rashid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

At the hands of extremism, Pakistan's history is littered with assassinations and untimely deaths of its most dynamic leaders.  Each has transitioned Pakistan's identity away from its origin.

The Deep Roots of Pakistan's Extremism

Bashir Ahmad Gwakh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bashir Ahmad Gwakh

As the popularity of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer's accused killer rises, it is clear his murder has exposed the horrendous level of extremism and intolerance engulfing the nation.

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.

Salman Taseer Funeral Draws Thousands Under Tight Security (PHOTOS)

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) -- Thousands of Pakistani police were on high alert in Lahore on Wednesday ahead of the funeral for an outspoken provincial gove...