Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Pakistan: political party leader calls for banning of Bible

Catholic World News - 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.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our August expenses ($14,930 to go):
$35,000.00 $20,069.98
43% 57%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Gil125 - Jun. 08, 2011 3:04 PM ET USA

    Honi soit qui mal y pense.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Blessed Book of Beasts 14 hours ago
Weekend reading 23 hours ago
Frustrating the Moral Law 24 hours ago
Weep for slaughtered Christians, not for dialogue with Islam August 29
An Appointment that Francis Should Withdraw August 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
‘A real via crucis’: Pope Francis, patriarch plead on behalf of Iraq’s Christians CWN - August 8
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians in flight as Islamic State advances CWN - August 8