In Muslim countries under the sharia (Islamic law), the charge of criticizing or insulting Islam is not just a death sentence; it can lead to the most brutal and savage of murders – like the Christian couple yesterday who were beaten to within an inch of their lives by a Muslim mob and had their legs broken so that they couldn’t run away when put in a large oven (kiln) and burnt alive. They were falsely charged with blasphemy.
Here in the States, you aren’t hacked to death for criticizing Islam, but your reputation is, your name is. You are smeared, libeled and defamed with charges of being a “racist!” (Islam is not a race), “bigot!” “Islamophobe!”
Truth is the new hate speech.
Obama says, “the future does not belong to those that slander the prophet of Islam.” The victim of this ax attack knows that all too well, Mr. President. He has no future.
Apparently the newly devout policeman/ax-murderer had been “radicalised” and goaded into the shooting by a police bodyguard who murdered the Punjab governor in 2011 for suggesting reform of the blasphemy laws.
“Policeman uses axe to kill blasphemy accused: officials,” AFP, November 6, 2014: (thanks to Jihadwatch)
LAHORE: A policeman used an axe to kill a man arrested for allegedly committing blasphemy, officials said Thursday, days after an enraged mob murdered a Christian couple accused of the same crime.
Tufail Haider, a 50-year-old member of the Shia sect, was arrested for allegedly making derogatory remarks toward the companions of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) and brought to the Civil Lines police station in the eastern city of Gujrat on Wednesday.
“Tufail was kept in the lock-up but he continued uttering derogatory remarks and hurled abuse at policemen. He looked like a malang (wandering preacher) and seemed mentally imbalanced,” duty officer Ali Raza told AFP.
“Assistant Sub-Inspector Faraz Naveed, 36, became very angry on hearing the derogatory remarks against the companions of the Prophet (PBUH) and he killed the detainee with an axe in the lock up,” he added.
Naveed has been arrested and legal proceedings have been started against him, he added.
Around 1,000 Shias have been killed in the past two years in Pakistan, a heavy toll on the community that makes up roughly 20 per cent of the country’s 180 million-strong population, most of whom are Muslim.
There has been a recent surge in extra-judicial killings linked to Pakistan’s blasphemy laws.
A Christian bonded labourer and his pregnant wife were killed Tuesday for alleged desecrating pages of the Holy Quran in the eastern village of Chak 59, sparking condemnation from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
A Christian woman, Aasia Bibi, who has been on death row since November 2010 after she was found guilty of making derogatory remarks about Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) during an argument with a Muslim woman lost an appeal last month.
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The latest incident also has shades of the shooting in September of an elderly British man with severe mental illness, who was sentenced to death for blasphemy in January.
An internal investigation has found that the guard had been radicalised and goaded into the shooting by Mumtaz Qadri, a police bodyguard who murdered the Punjab governor in 2011 for suggesting reform of the blasphemy laws….
Courtesy of Pamela Geller.