Pakistani Christians oppose death penalty for governor's assassin
Catholic World News - October 10, 2011
Christian leaders in Pakistan are arguing against execution in the case of Mumtaz Qadri, who was convicted of killing Punjab's governor, Salman Taseer.
Taseer was gunned down in January, shortly after he called for a change in the country's blasphemy law. Muslim extremist groups applauded the slaying.
For Christians, however, opposition to the death penalty remains a constant. The Christian minority is anxious to discourage executions in a nation where more than 30 people have been put to death in recent years for blasphemy: an offense that provides an opportunity to target Christians.
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!
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!