the religion of peace strikes again...
Christian woman sentenced to death in Pakistan
By Waqar Hussain (AFP) – 2 hours ago
LAHORE, Pakistan — A Pakistani court has sentenced to death a Christian mother of five for blasphemy, the first such conviction of a woman and sparking protests from rights groups Thursday.
Asia Bibi, 45, was sentenced Monday by a local court in Nankana district in Pakistan's central province Punjab, about 75 kilometres (47 miles) west of the country's cultural capital of Lahore.
Pakistan has yet to execute anyone for blasphemy, but the case spotlights the Muslim country's controversial laws on the subject which rights activists say encourages Islamist extremism in a nation wracked by Taliban attacks.
Asia's case dates back to June 2009 when she was asked to fetch water while out working in the fields. But a group of Muslim women labourers objected, saying that as a non-Muslim, she should not touch the water bowl.
A few days later the women went to a local cleric and alleged that Asia made made derogatory remarks about the Prophet Mohammed. The cleric went to local police, who opened an investigation.
She was arrested in Ittanwalai village and prosecuted under Section 295 C of the Pakistan Penal Code, which carries the death penalty.
Sentencing her to hang, Judge Naveed Iqbal "totally ruled out" any chance that Asia was falsely implicated and said there were "no mitigating circumstances", according to a copy of the verdict seen by AFP.http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp...c9a7e3786f.4e1Last July, two Christian brothers accused of writing a blasphemous pamphlet critical of the Prophet Mohammed were shot dead outside a court in Punjab.
Pastor Rashid Emmanuel, 32, and his brother Sajjad, were killed as they left a court hearing in Faisalabad city, where hundreds of Muslim protesters had demanded they be sentenced to death.
Remember that in 2010 alone the US gave Pakistan 1 billion worth of aid to fight Islamists...
Killing an innocent mother of 5 just for being a Christian.. Way to go Pakistan!
In before anti India comments derail thread.
Is it just me or are these people asking for us to get tired of this **** and start killing them?
There can never be enough bad said against islam.
And that happend in a european coutry 70 years ago!
Only thing you need is a stupid president to make advantage.
If it will make you happy..
I guess this whole surprised reaction to the very...usual practice of Islam towards apostates--you know, like killing them--calls for the opening of the thread Islam 101 in order to educate people about religion of peace to avoid in the future a surprised reaction.
if its a matter of he said, she said, so if we as a country proclaim their innocence, we win
so if i don't like someone, i can say they said something derogatory .... with no proof whatsoever, and get away with it
pakistan law is a disgrace with this decision