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Pakistani court: death is only punishment for blasphemy

Catholic World News - December 11, 2013

The Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan has ruled that death is the only punishment for blasphemy and ordered the removal of an option for life imprisonment that had been permitted under Pakistani law, the Lahore-based Pakistan Today reported.

The court, according to its website, is empowered by the nation’s constitution “to examine and decide the question whether or not any law or provision of law is repugnant to the injunctions of Islam.”

According to the Fides news agency, four Christians were accused of blasphemy in November.

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  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Dec. 11, 2013 7:04 AM ET USA

    I hope the Vatican is reading this. Notice that one of the functions of this Pakistani court is to enforce Mohammedanism, and that it reads the Koran in a far different fashion from apologists for this cruel ideology (more accurate than "religion" here)in the West. "Progress" in lands plagued by this vicious creed always means more beheading, more stoning, more scourging, more legal darkness. Mohammedanism is NOT a religion one can reason with, despite what we sometimes hear from our prelates.

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