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Pakistani mosque named for Islamic zealot who killed government official

Catholic World News - May 02, 2014

A mosque in Pakistan has been named in honor of the man who killed a government official who criticized the country’s blasphemy law.

The mosque in Ghori, a suburb of Islamabad, is named for Mumtaz Qadri, who was convicted for the 2011 murder of Salman Taseer, the Punjab governor. Taseer had angered Islamic extremists by coming to the defense of Asia Bibi, the Christian woman who was found guilty, without evidence, of blasphemy against Islam.

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