This is the foolish modern West at its most foolish. No doubt the highest officials in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan are today quaking in fear and drafting legislation to repeal Pakistan’s blasphemy law, because the Colosseum was lit in red. And watch out: if the Pakistanis don’t jump to repeal the blasphemy law, they’ll bring out the big guns: they’ll paint St. Peter’s Square red, too.
“Rome’s Colosseum turned red to protest Pakistan blasphemy law,” by Philip Pullella, Reuters, February 24, 2018:
(Reuters) – Rome’s ancient Colosseum was lit in red on Saturday in solidarity with persecuted Christians, particularly Asia Bibi, a woman condemned to death under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws….
The Catholic woman has been living on death row in Pakistan since 2010, when she was condemned for allegedly making derogatory remarks about Islam after neighbors objected to her drinking water from their glass because she was not Muslim.
Human rights groups such as Amnesty International say the blasphemy law is increasingly exploited by religious extremists as well as ordinary Pakistanis to settle personal scores.