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In other words, a counter-terrorism court is going to inflict terror on a young man for saying such things as, "Mohammed was a pedophile," or "Mohammed was a terrorist." He didn't exactly say those words, but they are quite an accurate of the so-called prophet of Islam.
This is the first time someone has been sentenced to death for blaspheming on social media and it follows a high-profile crackdown against freedom of speech when it comes to the religion of peace. We can expect more of this barbarism by the Pakistani government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Blasphemy is a very sensitive topic in Pakistan and in other Islamic countries because Islam is intolerant of criticism due to its anemic theological scripture, which even that cannot be debated properly.
Insulting Mohammed is a capital crime, even though he was just an ordinary killer and thief. Even the accusations of blasphemy are enough to get you stoned to death or thrown off a high building.
According to Shafiq Qureshi, public prosecutor in Bahawalpur, Raza was convicted for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Mo, his many wives and companions. One of Mo's wives was 6 when he married her (he was 52) and 9 when he raped her.
But we better not go there, after all, Pakistan is our ally.
Qureshi said Raza was arrested after playing blasphemous and hate speech material on his phone at a Bahawalpur bus stop. A counter-terrorism officer arrested him and took his phone. The material on the phone led to his conviction because even Allah, itself, couldn't delete the content.
Raza belonged to the minority Shia community and they are considered apostates by Sunnis. Naturally, they don't get along with each other, but they both don't get along with any other group, particularly Jews, Christians, atheists, gays, lesbians, Hindus and Jains, just for starters.
But at least they agree on something.
Authorities are investigating over 20 students and some faculty members in connection with the murder of Mashal Khan, a student who was beaten to death in April following a spirited dorm debate about religion.
Be careful Pakistan--there's a new Sharif in town.
In the U.S. yesterday, demonstrators against Sharia gathered in dozens of major cities. The protest was not against Muslims; it was against Sharia, or Islamic law. What you read above is why Sharia needs to stay the hell out of North America.