Salman Taseer, a senior member of the ruling Pakistan People's Party, was shot in a popular shopping district of Islamabad by one of his own security guards who told authorities that he was angered by the governor's support of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy.
There has been much talk about spiritual illiteracy, usually in relation to its startling absence among people of faith. Less discussed are the repercussions of spiritual illiteracy in the secular world, and particularly the cultural elite in positions of influence.
- December 30, 2010 |
Raza Anjum, Muslim city councillor from Saffron-Walden in the United Kingdom, is scheduled to meet soon with Pakistan's prime minister in order to campaign for the release of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who has been sentenced to death by a lower court for violating Pakistan's laws against blaspheming Muhammad.
- December 28, 2010 |
- December 24, 2010 |
Asia Bibi, the Christian woman in Pakistan convicted of blasphemy against Muhammad and sentenced to death, has an appeal hearing this week. However, don't expect the legal profession as an institution to help her or push for her human rights.