Absolute lunacy in Pakistan where mobs are protesting the overturning of a death sentence for Asia Bibi, a Christain woman who has been sitting on death row for nearly a decade. She was accused of blasphemy, which is a capital offense in Pakistan. Unfortunately, it is well known that the punishable-by-death blasphemy claim is sometimes used as an easy vendetta between neighbors and the like. It doesn’t just shut a person up, it gets them thrown in jail and then executed. And it needs little evidence besides just some verbal testimony.

Mass Protests

Mass protests broke out in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad after Pakistan’s Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi. Now the Supreme Court justice who overturned her death penalty is afraid for his life. The Muslim mobs are out to kill him for overturning the sentence.

A number of people who were involved in the defending Asia Bibi in the past, and in trying to change the blasphemy law, have been murdered for their position on the matter.

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