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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Reports emerge that Asia Bibi's accuser has admitted his report was false and based on personal bias and religious emotion!

A number of stories are emerging casting more doubt on the flimsy blasphemy charge placed on the innocent mother of five - Asia Bibi.  Her case has instigated an international campaign against the blasphemy law of Pakistan, Whilst Asia has become the emblem of the emancipation of global minorities, now named the Rosa Parks of the Islamic World.  First reports of the change of heart of Qari Islam her accuser where published on Demotix:

Qari Salam,who accused Christian woman Aasia Bibi on blasphemy chages,which resulted in this poor woman's jail sentence and possible hanging, ostensibly regrets filing a blasphemy charge against an impoverished Christian woman.

The source of his guilt – realisation that the case was not based on facts but on hyped religious emotions and personal bias of some village women,including his wife..

Aasia has been languishing in Sheikhupura jail since a sessions court awarded her death sentence for insulting Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

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Qari, according to some of his close friends, was now thinking of not pursuing the case anymore and expressed his desire to some of his friends, only to find himself in a difficult situation when activists of an Islamic religious organisation ‘convinced’ him not to change his mind.

“We will chase her through hell … don’t worry about the money, hiring best lawyers,” Salam told The Express Tribune, quoting the son of Khatm-e-Nabuwat’s London chapter’s leader.

The leader’s son flew in to Nankana from London after hearing that Salam might not go to Lahore High
Court (LHC) when the review petition against Aasia’s conviction is taken up.

It is imperative that Pakistani authorities investigate the veracity of these statements. If they find them to be true then it should be an imperative that the Presidential power of veto is used to bring justice to this situation.  If not I foresee the enactment of a kangaroo court case that will allow militant groups and extremists to subvert justice or simply stir up even more religious polarisation.

Please pray for the safety of Asia Bibi and her family.  If you are able to make our 10th March protest please join us and raise your voice against the ongoing oppression of religious minorities in Pakistan and the Middle East.  Further details can be found here:

Please sign our petition calling for an end to foreign aid to Pakistan until human rights improve:


  1. Praying for her.

  2. What if any charges will follow the one who admits his charges were false?? Will he not be held accountable?? The World is waiting to know.

  3. Roger Canterbury24 January 2012 at 21:24

    Thank you for letting all know that there is now hope that Asia will be restored to her family. We will maintain our prayers that the attempt to overturn this step - that the originator has admitted it was based on false assumptions, will be stopped from causing further damage.
    May the husband and children be given the strength from our Lord to trust Him for the return of Wife/Mother in the not too distant future.

  4. More evidence, if any were needed, on the nature of Islam. :-(

  5. We are Praying for her and Praying all Suffering Persecuted our Brothers and sisters who they situated in the different Part of the world we felt the Pain of them as we are Family going through the same Experience

  6. I stand in support of Asia bibi. As a Pakistani Muslim I fell embarrassed for such a blatant violation of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) teachings.

    On the occassion of Prophet Muhammed(PBUH) birthday, this messege of love and peace is to all my fellow Christain Pakistanis and around the world.

    Muhammed Arif Najmi

    Prophet Mohammad's(SAW) letter to the Christians.

    The Greek Orthodox monks living in the monastery at the foot of Mount Sinai have in their possession many precious documents going back many centuries.
    Their library is one of the finest in the world for ancient manuscripts. One of the most precious documents of all is the copy of a letter narrated by Prophet Muhammad to the monks in the year 628.
    Its contents might come as a surprise to many, since in this precious manuscript Muslims are exhorted to protect the Christians living within their midst.

    Saint Catherine's Monastery (Greek: Μονὴ τῆς Ἁγίας Αἰκατερίνης Moni tes Hagias Aikaterines) lies on the Sinai Peninsula, at the mouth of a gorge at the foot of Mount Sinai in the city of Saint Catherine in Egypt's South Sinai Governorate. The monastery is Orthodox and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    The original letter was taken away in 1517 by the Turkish Sultan Selim I and is now in the Topkapi Museum in Instanbul, but the sultan gave the Saint Catherine's Monastery monks a copy of it.

    A copy of the document by which the Prophet Mohammed
    gave protection to the monastery

    English translation from 'Muslim History: 570 - 1950 C.E.' by Dr. A. Zahoor and Dr. Z. Haq, ZMD Corporation. P.O. Box 8231 - Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8231 - Copyright Akram Zahoor 2000. P. 167.

    :• This is a message from Mohamed ibn Abdullah, as a covenant to those who adopt Christianity, near and far, we are with them.
    • Verily I, the servants, the helpers, and my followers defend them, because Christians are my citizens; and by Allah! I hold out against anything that displeases them.
    • No compulsion is to be on them.
    • Neither are their judges to be removed from their jobs nor their monks from their monasteries.
    • No one is to destroy a house of their religion, to damage it, or to carry anything from it to the Muslims’ houses.
    • Should anyone take any of these, he would spoil God’s covenant and disobey His Prophet. Verily, they are my allies and have my secure charter against all that they hate.
    • No one is to force them to travel or to oblige them to fight.
    • The Muslims are to fight for them.
    • If a female Christian is married to a Muslim, it is not to take place without her approval. She is not to be prevented from visiting her church to pray.
    • Their churches are to be respected. They are neither to be prevented from repairing them nor the sacredness of their covenants.
    • No one of the nation (Muslims) is to disobey the covenant till the Last Day (The end of the world - Judgement day.).

    Muhammed Arif Najmi