Adding Injury to Insult

“Asia Bibi’s sentence was reversed on Wednesday in Islamabad. Almost simultaneously, followers of a hard-line Pakistani religious group rushed onto major highways across the country to paralyze traffic in protest of the decision.” Pakistan’s Supreme Court acquitted a woman who had spent eight years on death row for insulting Islam. Now she is in hiding as crowds have called for her to be killed (along with the 3 judges who issued the verdict). “Bibi, an illiterate Christian farmhand, was convicted and sentenced to death in 2010 after her fellow Muslim farmworkers accused her of insulting Islam. She was held in solitary confinement for more than eight years.”

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