In Pakistan: A Christian Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy

According to the U.K. Telegraph, a Pakistani Christian has been sentenced to death for blasphemy.

Apparently, the imposition of such a penalty for such an offense is not the only problem.  According to the Telegraph:

Masih, a cleaner, was accused of insulting the Prophet Mohammed during a conversation with a Muslim friend in the eastern city of Lahore. Within hours, about 3000 protesters had set light to Christian homes and churches in an area known as Joseph Colony.

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The convicted man contends that the accusation itself was part of a plot to drive Christians out of the neighborhood:

“They hatched a conspiracy to push out the residents of the colony,” said Masih in a statement after sentence was passed. “They contrived a case and got it filed by a person who was close to me. I am innocent.”

You can read the whole Telegraph story here.

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One thought on “In Pakistan: A Christian Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy

  1. morganB says:

    I don’t like radical anybody, but when one looks at history one “religion” stands out as maniacally radical. That religion is Islam where unfettered and abounding hatred has reigned supreme for hundreds of years.

    The slightest annoyance sets them on a murderous rampage. They are labeled the religion of “peace”. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

    What other religion would condemn a person to death for a verbal insult?

    What other religion would condemn a woman to death by stoning for committing adultery?
    It isn’t what the person says or does, it’s who they are… “infidels”.

    Other religions, especially Christianity, peacefully proselytize and evangelize others in hopes of saving their souls.

    As in many religions the male is dominant. A Muslim woman can be tried for adultery even though the perpetrator is let free.

    Excerpts from the Quran:

    Quran 8:12: “Instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers;”
    -Quran 2:191: “… kill the disbelievers wherever we find them …”
    -Quran 8:7: “Allah wished to confirm the truth by His words: ‘Wipe the infidels out to the last.’”

    I rest my case.

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