Friday, 10 January 2014
Blasphemers' must die!' -regressive Pakistan hardens Sharia law
Things have gotten yet worse in Pakistan with the recent decision that blasphemy against Muhammed MUST be punished with death, removing the penalty of life imprisonment. The Federal Sharia Court - the religious court that examines whether the law of Pakistan complies with Islamic sharia law brought in the change last month. In one sense, this won't make much change, even if it is approved by parliament and exectuive government, as judges tend to hand down death sentences anyway, but whether it is enforced or not, it will further encourage Islamic extremists to attack those they think are blasphemers (as if they needed any more encouragement)!