Skip to comments.Pakistan: Acquitted of blasphemy, gunned down anyway
Posted on 03/23/2014 3:01:52 PM PDT by markomalley
If someone is accused of blasphemy in Pakistan, all too often he or she is brutalized or killed before any trial is held. Or even if acquitted, as in this case, the accused person is targeted by a Muslim mob that enforces the Sharia death penalty for blasphemy by a vigilante action. This is a human rights issue of massive proportions, and yet the world human rights community seems decidedly uninterested in calling upon Pakistan to repeal its blasphemy laws and combat blasphemy vigilantism.
Pak man gunned down despite being acquitted in blasphemy case, from the Press Trust of India, March 22:
A Pakistani man, who was recently acquitted in a blasphemy case, was gunned down in Jehlum district of Punjab province.
Sharafat Gola told police that his brother Ashraf Gola, a former chairman of a district council was travelling along with a friend Iftikhar Ahmed in a car when unidentified men intercepted it near Pind Dadan Khan, some 250 kilometres from Lahore, and sprayed it with bullets leaving both dead.
Sharafat said his brother was recently acquitted in a blasphemy case but those pursuing it had threatened him of dire consequences.
The district and sessions judge had acquitted Ashraf as nothing was established against him.
Police have registered a case against the unidentified killers.
The incident highlights how blasphemy accused are not safe in Pakistan even after being acquitted.
Earlier, another blasphemy accused had been shot dead after he secured bail in Punjab.
Human rights groups have alleged that Pakistans blasphemy law is often misused to settle personal scores and grudges.
No kidding, really?
ISLAMIC RULES TO BE ENSHRINED INTO ENGLISH AND WELSH LAW
this government is evil
Fence these barbarians in, somewhere and let them feed on each other so they can leave the rest of the world alone in the 21st century.
Islam has been at war with civilization for over 1400 years. We are now in the latest escalation of that war. We dare not lose.
And yet, he really WAS a pedophile and a murderer!
Any comments by IRB?
Bomb them! Take out their nukes, and let India finish the b-a-s-t-a-r-d-s out.
They’re not friends! They’re enemies. Reduce them to rubble!
I’ll bet the murdered guy was a muzlim, who would have then supported the murder had it been on someone else...
Jihadist Muslims are an alien race of people whose objective in being here, is to kill and impregnate as many of us as is possible while sowing death and destruction.
> The incident highlights how blasphemy accused are not safe in Pakistan even after being acquitted.
The incident hightlight how Pakistanis need to carry weapons for self-defense, use them, and carry extra ammo to reload, just to make sure they’ve got one round for each perp’s skull at the coup de gras.
The Cult of Death’s Head also has been known to kill judges who acquit an accused.
Somewhere in the whitehouse someone is deeply offended by that Youtube. Video.