Skip to comments.Christians in Pakistan Sentenced to Death Over a Text
Posted on 04/08/2014 6:07:06 AM PDT by marshmallow
Couple convicted of blasphemy in case their lawyer claims was motivated by a personal grudge
A Christian couple in Pakistan have become the latest to be sentenced to death for blasphemy, after they were accused of sending a text message deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammed.
Shafqat Emmanuel and Shagufta Kausar, from the eastern town of Gojra, were sentenced after what the couple's lawyer said was a case motivated by a personal grudge.
Maulvi Mohammed Hussain, a Muslim leader from a mosque in Gojra, lodged the complaint last year, claiming that Mr Emmanuel had used his wife's mobile phone to send the offending message. Nadeem Hassan, the couple's lawyer, said that the couple denied the offence and that the text message originated from a mobile phone that had been lost beforehand.
Mr Hassan said a "bogus SIM card" was presented as evidence. "The complainant was involved in a dispute with the pair and had made a threat with the full knowledge that they would face the death penalty," he said. An appeal against the sentencing will be presented to the High Court in Lahore today.
Gojra, in Punjab province, has been the scene of religious strife in the past. In 2009 a mob attacked a Christian neighbourhood there, killing seven people and destroying dozens of houses after rumours emerged that a copy of the Koran had been desecrated.
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Just waiting till they try that here in the USA.
He and two of his three sisters are now in the USA. The third sister is still in Pakistan. Her husband worked for Greenly's, the Brit bank there. That was 30 years ago however and things are changed there, I'm sure.
drink your ovaltine?
Really ... what was the text ?
If it was deemed 'insulting to the Prophet' then it will never be revealed. None of the chicken shiite papers in the UK will print it lest widespread riots ensue.
A Conservative couple in southern California have become the latest to be sentenced to death for blasphemy,
after they were accused of sending a text message deemed insulting to Homosexuals.
John and Sally Smith, from San Diego, were sentenced after what the couple's lawyer said was a case motivated by their Christian beliefs.
We all need to learn to be as tolerant as the muslims so we can all coexist.
Islam is a degenerate, psychotic cult created by a murderous child molester and currently supported and maintained by self-flagellating, illiterate, effeminate cowards.
Come get me, you cowardly bastards.
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