Thursday, April 14, 2011

Exonerated man becomes another victim of blasphemy law in Pakistan

In Pakistan, simple rumor or an allegation of blasphemy is sufficient to get one killed; whether courts exonerate the accused is immaterial as misunderstanders of Islam are always there to enforce Islamic law. There were many such cases before - in some instances, the judges who acquitted the accused were also killed - and this will not be the last one either (here):
Mohamed Imran had been accused, jailed, tried and cleared: if anything, society owed him a debt as a man wrongfully accused.

But his crime was blasphemy. He was meant to have said something derogatory about the prophet Mohammed, so in Pakistan justice worked a little differently.

Two weeks after he returned to his small patch of farmland on the rustic outskirts of Islamabad, his alleged crime caught up with him.

Two gunmen burst into the shoe shop where he was sat talking to a friend. Imran tried to duck, to seek cover behind the man next to him -- terrified so greatly for his own life that he perhaps forgot about those around him.

But the gunmen found their target and Pakistan's controversial blasphemy laws claimed another victim........

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dude(s), I just came across this blog, good work here. Islam I am sure will be finished in time. Muslims will either leave it themselves or will be forced to leave.
But we need to take action too, exactly what you are doing, which is to spread information about islam.
Keep it up.