Asia Bibi did nothing more than drink some water from a well, the problem for her was that she was a christian and the muslim women objected because she had now tainted the water…and then the problems really started, Asia Bibi told them that she thought that Mohammed wouldn’t agree with them. She is now in jail in Pakistan awaiting execution after being sentenced to death for blasphemy, and Pakistan’s HighÂ Court has upheld the sentence.
The religion of peace and tolerance? Yeah, nah.
A high court in Pakistan on Thursday upheld the death sentence for Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five who in 2010 became the first Pakistani woman to be sentenced to death for â€śblasphemy,â€ť after Muslim fellow laborers accused her of insulting Mohammed.
After the high court in the Punjab provincial capital Lahore dismissed Asiaâ€™s appeal, an organization that campaigns against Pakistanâ€™s notorious laws accused the panelâ€™s two judges of being swayed by about 25 Islamic clerics who it said were present in the courtroom â€śto apply pressure.â€ť
The accusation was made by the Center for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS), an organization with branches in Pakistan and Britain that provides legal assistance to Christians accused under the blasphemy laws.
â€śI am very disappointed with todayâ€™s result and my thoughts and prayers are with Asiaâ€™s family,â€ť said CLAAS-UK director Nasir Saeed. Read more »