Thousands Rally to Uphold Pakistani Blasphemy Laws

Voice of America News reports: “Pakistani Islamists are demanding the government leave the country’s laws against blasphemy alone.

Thousands rallied in Karachi and other cities to warn government officials any effort to repeal the laws would have serious consequences.

Several Pakistani lawmakers proposed changing the law after last month’s conviction of a Christian mother of five for blasphemy against Islam.

Asia Bibi is the first woman condemned to die under Pakistan’s blasphemy law. She denies claims by local women that she made derogatory remarks about the Prophet Muhammad.

Pakistan’s Minister for Minority Affairs Shabaz Bhatti has recommended Bibi be pardoned or released if her pending court appeal is not quickly addressed.

One Pakistani cleric has said if the government fails to go ahead with the hanging, his mosque will offer $6,000 to anyone who kills her…” (The blasphemy law being proposed by the United Nations and fully backed by President Obama is fully in favor of Islam but waffles on Christianity. The future: Revelation 6:9 “…I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held.” This testimony is about the one and only Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ – Revelation 20:4.)

Assassin of Pakistani Governor Driven by Belief in Blasphemy Laws

Voice of America News reports: “The man who allegedly killed the governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province, Salman Taseer, in broad daylight in the capital, Islamabad, on Tuesday has been arrested and confessed to the crime, according to Pakistani officials.

The assassin was Mr. Taseer’s bodyguard. Once in police custody, officials say he defended murdering Mr. Taseer, a senior member of the ruling party and a close associate of President Asif Ali Zardari, because the governor was an outspoken critic of Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws…” (Here is a Muslim who wanted to promote love and forgiveness – and was killed by an Islamic bodyguard.)