Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Punjab: Catholic couple accused of blasphemy

While this is another travesty in a never ending string of travesties, it illustrates why The Muslim Brotherhood and the Saudi Wahhabis are feverishly working to imbed blasphemy law into the American judicial system.  Once "blasphemy" is accepted as a legal element, we will all be subject to this kind of religious persecution.


07/23/2013 14:16


Punjab: Catholic couple accused of blasphemy

by Jibran Kahn

Shafqat and Shagufta Masih live in Gojra, a town in Punjab where eight Christians were burnt alive in 2009. Instead of investigating the affair, police forced the two to accept the charges. A local priest warns that "false allegations like this lead to years in prison for the innocent. Concrete steps must be taken once and for all to stop the misuse of the blasphemy law."

Gojra (AsiaNews) - The authorities in the town of Gojra (Punjab province) charged a local Catholic couple of blasphemy after a local Muslim man complained that the two sent him blasphemous text messages, insulting the Prophet Muhammad. Under Pakistani law, the two could be sentenced to death if found guilty.

Rana Muhammad Ijaz filed a complaint against Shafqat Masih, a disabled person who works as a caretaker at a local school, and his wife Shagufta, a waitress.

Police officers went to the couple's home and brought them to a police station. Both of the accused deny any wrongdoing. Shafqat complained that police put enormous pressure on them to accept the accusations against them.

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