Pakistan: political party leader calls for banning of Bible
June 08, 2011
Citing the nation’s blasphemy laws, a Pakistani political party leader has called upon the nation’s supreme court to ban the Bible on the grounds that “pornographic” passages have been inserted into the biblical text. Maulana Abdul Rauf Farooqi’s is a leader of one of two factions of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party; the faction is headed by Maulana Sami ul Haq, known as the father of the Taliban.
Calling Farooqi “illiterate” and stating that the Bible is the only true Scripture, Nazir Bhatti, head of the Pakistani Christian Congress, said that “the Islamist elements have been desecrating the Holy Bible and burning Holy Bibles during their attacks on churches in Pakistan.”
The passages are Gen. 19:33–36, 29:23, 32–35, 38:18; Ex. 32:2–6; 1 Kgs. 13:2–29; 2 Sam. 11:2–27, 13:1–22; and Mt. 1:13, 16:23, 26:14–47.
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