Asia Bibi’s Christmas will be in a ‘closed room’: British spokesman

Dec 20, 2018 by

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSite. Asia Bibi will still be in protective custody in Pakistan over Christmas, her British spokesman has said. Asia Bibi, 53, is the Catholic Pakistani woman who was acquitted of blasphemy by Pakistan’s supreme court on October 31. Following her acquittal, there was mass unrest in Muslim-majority Pakistan, led by an Islamist political party. Dashing hopes that the woman and her family would soon find refuge abroad, the Pakistani government signed an agreement...

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Pakistani PM Imran Khan says “Jesus has no mention in human history”

Nov 28, 2018 by

from Barnabas Fund: Drawing ire from Muslims and Christians alike, in a speech on 20 November Imran Khan has claimed that there is no historical record of Jesus Christ. This could have been a dramatic slip of the tongue by the Oxford University educated leader of the centrist PTI party, but has been viewed as a direct attack on the Christian faith by Pakistani Christians, who number as many as three million in the country. Khan’s bizarre claim was in stark contrast to the statement he made in...

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Asia Bibi

Nov 9, 2018 by

Newer items at the top Home Secretary Sajid Javid says Asia Bibi’s safety is his ‘first concern’ from Christian Today Asia Bibi protest organiser charged with sedition and terrorism in Pakistan, by Jon Brown, Daily Caller Asia Bibi remains in hiding from Islamists; no asylum plan in sight, by Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register Cowardly Theresa May won’t save Asia Bibi. Britain’s fear of Islam is historic by Jules Gomes, Rebel Priest Asia Bibi asylum application was not...

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Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia Bibi freed from jail

Nov 8, 2018 by

from BBC News: A Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row has been freed from prison, her lawyer says. The Supreme Court ruling last week sparked violent protests from Islamists and the government agreed to their demand to stop her leaving Pakistan. News of her release led to some confusion, with reports she had been taken to another country. But the foreign office later confirmed she was still in Pakistan. Her husband had said they were in...

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Asia Bibi: Protests delay release of Christian woman accused of blasphemy in Pakistan

Nov 3, 2018 by

By Lucia Binding, Sky News: Radical Islamists want Ms Bibi publicly hanged, while one cleric urges his supporters to kill the three judges who acquitted her. The release of a Pakistani Christian woman who was acquitted eight years after being sentenced to death for blasphemy has been delayed. Asia Bibi was convicted in 2010 after being accused of insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad in a dispute with her neighbours. The mother-of-three, 47, has always maintained her innocence – but...

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Asia Bibi freed, Austrian woman convicted of denigrating Islam

Nov 2, 2018 by

by Ann Farmer, MercatorNet: Europe is enslaved to new blasphemy laws. […]  The court delayed releasing its verdict for three weeks while extraordinary security measures were put in place owing to threats by blasphemy campaigners to protest any acquittal and kill the judges. This is far from an empty threat, since in 2011 Punjabi Governor Salmaan Taseer was murdered after defending Mrs Bibi and calling for a reform of the blasphemy laws, which are often used by aggrieved individuals to...

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