Skip to comments.Another alleged blasphemer reportedly killed in Pakistan
Posted on 03/06/2011 2:53:40 AM PST by Scanian
Islamabad - Another alleged blasphemer has become a victim of Pakistan's controversial religious laws, media reported on Saturday.
The killing occurred on Friday, two days after the assassination of the minority affairs minister who had criticised the nation's blasphemy laws.
The Dawn newspaper said Mohammad Imran was killed by masked gunmen in a shop near a bus stop in Danada village of Rawalpindi, a garrison city adjacent to the capital Islamabad.
Imran had been charged with blasphemy in April 2009 for allegedly making insulting remarks about prophet Mohammed during a discussion in a village cafe. He and another defendant were set free by a court order after the prosecution failed to produce evidence.
A policeman said two of the attackers entered the shop while the third stayed outside.
'After spotting the target, they opened fire, killing Imran on the sport and escaped,' Mehmood Ahmed said.
Muhammad Akramm, elder brother of the victim, said his brother was killed by a man from a nearby village who had originally accused him of blasphemy.
The blasphemy law was decreed in 1986 by military dictator General Zia ul Haq, and carries the death sentence for derogatory remarks against the prophet Mohammed and the Koran.
No one has been hanged under the law, but several people have been killed by extremists, including those set free by the courts.
Punjab governor Salman Taseer and national minister for minority affairs Shahbaz Bhatti, have been killed since January for making comments critical of the harsh laws.
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Religion of Vicious Ignorant Savages
The protect thier right to murder and rape, and our very own administration cannot even bring themselves to say publically radical islamic terrorists. We are truley in danger my friends from the very people running the show here in America
You know what I think sometimes about this administration’s refusal to use the phrase “radical Islamic terrorist” (or any similar such phrase)?
I think that they are paving the way for a broad understanding of the most fundamental fact of Islam, that there IS no separate and distinct group of “radicals”... that they are ALL our enemy.
Funny that the Obummer Imam himself might be hastening the spread of that fundamental truth by the very censorship that he practices on the subject.
Mohammed insulting Mohammed?
Will the real Mohammed please keep your head attached.
All hail Mohammed thy murderous, pedophile, power mad maniac. Jews, christians, hindus, buddhists and all women need not apply. Sharia Law puts the dhimmis in their lower levels for controlling or convenient honor killings.
Islam is an insane rape and murder cult, from Mad Mo until today.
Inaccurate. He was not killed according to these laws, he was illegally killed by masked gunmen.