Plead for the release of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian, condamned for alleged blasphemy

Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian in Punjab is awaiting execution by hanginf after being (most probably falsely) accused of blasphemy towards the prophet Mohammad. You may find HERE more details about this case.

The Pakistani blasphemy law is the most used means to persecute the Christian minority in this Islamic republic.

I will never understand how it it possible for Islamic regimes to expect to be viewed as legitimate when they refuse non-Muslims the same level of freedom that Muslims enjoy in the west. Even more so, I wonder why so few moderate voices are raised in defense of persecuted Christians in Muslim countries. Maybe fear of revenge at the hands of Islamists is the reason. If so, then the moderates are guilty of cowardice.

Let us pray for Asia that her life would be spared. The President of Pakistan is the only one who could spare her life. Will he dare to confront the threats of extremists and do the proper thing in this case? Let us hope.

I would like to strongly encourage you to sign HERE a petition for the release of Asia Bibi. Every little bit counts. Think. If you were falsely accused and awaiting hanging, wouldn’t you want for others to plead for your release? Do to others what you would then do unto you.

Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

2 thoughts on “Plead for the release of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian, condamned for alleged blasphemy”

  1. Thanks Danut. I signed the petition and I shared it on Facebook.
    I actually recently interviewed one of the guys from this article…He is fighting hard for the Christians there. We should pray for him/them!

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  2. Recent am discutat cu un turc, un musulman moderat, si el mi se plangea ca media si politicienii occidentali ii demonizeaza pe islamici in mod nejustificat (sau mai degraba justificat de interese meschine). Insa cu asemenea ‘executii pentru blasfemie’ mi se pare ca demonizarea lor mediatica (atat timp cat nu ei fac nimic pentru stoparea lor), pare a fi justificata…

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