The deadly blasphemy law claims another victim

Our Minister for minorities Mr. Shahbaz Bhatti was assassinated today in Islamabad. Another victim goes down to the deadly blasphemy laws. Interestingly, there are reports of pamphlets seen by the crime scene which were ‘allegedly’ distributed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan or ‘Al-Qaeda’, claiming who ever fiddles with the blasphemy law will be punished.

It made me wonder, since when does ‘Al-Qaeda’ and the TTP care about the constitution? Even if they do, does our constitution have this one article only? It is amazing to note that these law breakers stand for something in the constitution too. Goes to show what kind of people ‘defend’ the blasphemy laws.

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A Muslim with a slightly different perspective. A student of history, theology and science.

3 Responses to The deadly blasphemy law claims another victim

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  2. aak says:

    In 628 AD, a delegation from St. Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai, came to Prophet Muhammed [peace be upon him] and requested his protection. Prophet Muhammad [peace be upon him] responded by granting them a charter of rights, which is reproduce in its entirety. This is ever lasting charter, granting unprecedented protection,tolerance and freedom to Christians living among Muslims. It can be seen through link given below.
    The Muslims respect the precedent of their Prophet [peace be upon him], violation of the written charter/commandment of Prophet Muhammad [peace be upon him] is blasphemy…
    Mr.Shahbaz Bhatti, the minister for Minorities have been gun down by the extremists Taliban, who are killing Muslims worshiping in mosques. They spare no one, any one who disagree with their view, they feel free to kill. They follow their own desires. The Muslims of Pakistan and all over the world condemn this heinous crime as they condemn killing of innocent human being any where in the world, strictly forbidden by Qur’an:
    “Therefore We ordained for the Children of Israel that he who slays a soul unless it be (in punishment) for murder or for spreading mischief on earth shall be as if he had slain all mankind; and he who saves a life shall be as if he had given life to all mankind. And indeed again and again did Our Messengers come to them with clear directives; yet many of them continued to commit excesses on earth.”(Qur’an;5:32)
    More >>>>> http://peace-forum.blogspot.com/2011/03/taliban-killers-of-christian-minister_8961.html

    • Hasan says:

      The Muslims respect the precedent of their Prophet [peace be upon him], violation of the written charter/commandment of Prophet Muhammad [peace be upon him] is blasphemy…

      You are right on every account, apart from this one, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) didn’t even care for the blasphemers, rather he prayed for them to come to the right path. There is NO SUCH THING as a blasphemy law.

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