Kaleem Dean The faith fueled blasphemy canon took another innocent life when Sarir Ahmed, Principal of Islamia College, Charsadda was mercilessly k...read more
October 14, 2016 The Nations, Web Desk 10. The law has its roots in the Indian Penal Code of 1860 Pakistan’s version of the blasphemy law i...read more
Most significantly, there is no punishment for blasphemy if the accused is a non-Muslim. The consensus in the Hanafi school of Islamic Jurisprudence h...read more
Nasir Saeed Christian Today, 17 November 2014 The murder of Christian couple Shama and Shahzad Masih because of a blasphemy accusation against t...read more
“The influence of a given religion in a nation ought never to mean that citizens of another religion can be subject to discrimination in social life or, even worse, that violence against them can be tolerated.”...
- Pope Emeritus Benedict
“There is a very clear sense that people are nervous about the misuse of the blasphemy law, as a tool of politics or “…a mob thing […] ” he added, flanked by two Pakistani bishops. He earlier told reporters: “Equality under the law is important…”...
- Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
“The law for punishing blasphemy against the Prophet (sws) that is invoked in Pakistan has no foundation in the Qur'ān or Hadith.”...
- Javed Ahmad Ghamidi, Renowned Quranic scholar & Islamic modernist theologist