Pakistan’s blasphemy laws are the occasion for numerous human rights abuses, as Muslims often use them against non-Muslims to settle scores, seize property, etc. But the global “human rights community” remains largely indifferent. After all, it isn’t as if these people were victims of something serious like “Islamophobia”!
“Pakistani Christian gets death in blasphemy case,” from the Associated Press, March 27 (thanks to all who sent this in):
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — The lawyer for a Pakistani Christian man accused of blasphemy says his client has been convicted and sentenced to death in a case that sparked a riot through a Christian neighborhood last year.
Sawan Masih’s lawyer, Naeem Shakir, says a judge in the eastern city of Lahore announced the verdict on Thursday. Shakir said he would appeal.
The incident took place on March 7 last year. A young Muslim man accused Masih of maligning the Prophet Muhammed, a serious accusation in a country where blasphemy can be punished by life in prison or death.
Following the accusation, a mob ransacked the Christian neighborhood.
Crowds have been known to take the law into their own hands over blasphemy accusations. Once an accusation is made it is extremely difficult to reverse.