For them to proceed with their case would be “Islamophobic,” as it would indict Pakistan’s blasphemy laws and the Islamic laws upon which they are based. Has the U.S.-based Islamophobia-mongering industry issued a denunciation of Shahbaz and Parveen Masih as racist, bigoted Islamophobes yet? Ibrahim Hooper, call your office!
“Kot Radha Kishan lynching: Family being pressured to withdraw case,” Express Tribune, November 18, 2014:
ISLAMABAD: Relatives of the Kot Radha Kishan lynching victims say they are facing threats and being pressured into withdrawing the case.
The family members told a press conference on Monday that they were being offered land and money as compensation for the murders of Shama and Shehzad Masih.
Shehzad’s brother Shahbaz Masih and his wife Parveen Masih demanded that the government provide them with protection. They said they had already informed the Kasur district police officer of the threats.
They also demanded the formation of a judicial commission to investigate the mob violence incident. The family said that minority representatives should be included in the joint investigation team (JIT) assigned to the case.
“All we want is fair investigation of the case,” said Shahbaz, while demanding that Justice Waheed Saddiqui, a retired Federal Shariat Court judge, be included in judicial commission members.
They called for the commission and the JIT to make their reports publicly available immediately after completion of the inquiry.
Shahbaz also urged the Supreme Court take suo moto notice and order an inquiry into the attack….