1. Regular readers and viewers of the spokesperson for moderate Islam who was on Sun TV nearly every day, might be surprised to read his comments under his column on Facebook about the Koranic and Islamic slaughter and genocide of the Jews of Banu Qurayza.
Ten ulema and a former judge criticised a bill that would water down the existing blasphemy law. They also support the release of Mumtaz Qadri, who murdered Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, who defended Asia Bibi.
Lahore (AsiaNews) – Islamic religious leaders have attacked the government’s plan to neutralise the much criticised blasphemy laws, and expressed strong support for the release of Mumtaz Qadri, the bodyguard who murdered Punjab Governor Salman Taseer.
An emotionally charged ‘Seminar for protection of Prophet’s dignity’ was held last Saturday at Lahore Press Club. Ten ulemas expressed their reservation against a draft bill that aims to add the word “intention” to the law.
Human rights groups as well as Church leaders have repeatedly stated that 295C is used in extrajudicial killings and the burning of Christian settlements.
If approved by the Law Ministry, the new legislation would be reviewed by a committee before going to parliament. According to seminar speakers, 14 people accused of blasphemy have been hanged so far, whilst 19 more are serving life imprisonment.
(in the interests of multicultural tolerance obedience, why not give them martyrdom instead of prison? They want it, we want them to have it. Win win)
Sansfaçon noted the case against the young couple met all three criteria in the Criminal Code for keeping an accused detained while charged. The three criteria include the possibility of a flight risk, the protection of society in general and whether a well-informed public would lose faith in the justice system if the accused were released.
(That is the only paragraph that doesn’t read like a script from ‘Little Mosque on the Prairie’)
5. Video of the story on the 3rd person arrested on the Texas Tard Toon Terror
1000 coups de fouet, a collection of 14 texts by Badawi that landed him in jail in Saudi Arabia, was launched by Quebec publishing house Éditions Édito with Amnesty International on Tuesday. This follows releases in Germany and France and an English translation is in the works, according to the NGO.
Badawi was arrested in 2012 for criticizing Saudi politics and the religious establishment. His wife Ensaf Haidar and three children left the country that year and sought refuge in Sherbrooke in 2013.
In May 2014, the blogger was sentenced to 10 years in prison, 1,000 lashings and a $290,000 fine. He’s banned from leaving Saudi Arabia for 10 years after he serves his prison term, and is forbidden from using social media.
(The banning from leaving for 10 years is quite telling of a tyranny)
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