Just days before his death, Salman Taseer had sent out a New Years message via Twitter, saying “I am full of optimism.” Here he is pictured during a visit to Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian minority woman, who was sentenced to death by a local court for blasphemy last year. Taseer was targeted because of his critique of the blasphemy law under which Bibi was convicted.
(Source o the picture and text: Der Spiegel ; see HERE the whole photo gallery in which this picture was included.)
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. Continue reading “Plead for the release of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian, condamned for alleged blasphemy”