Under Pakistan’s blasphemy law, if you are said to have insulted the Prophet Mohammed you can face the death penalty. No proof of the offence is required.
Today the law is mainly being used to settle personal vendettas and persecute Pakistan’s minority religions, who are accused disproportionately.
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“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 as a mob thing” he added, flanked by two Pakistani bishops. He earlier told reporters: “Equality under the law is very 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