Pakistan: radical Muslims plan mass protest in defense of blasphemy law
Catholic World News - December 17, 2010
Radical Islamic groups in Pakistan are planning a mass protest on December 24 to urge the nation’s government not to release Asia Bibi from prison or to change the nation’s anti-blasphemy law. Bibi, a Christian mother who refused to convert to Islam, is in prison awaiting a death sentence for blasphemy.
The Pakistani bishops’ commission for justice and peace is expressing “great concern at the increasing tension, at the possible outcomes of the protest, and the situation in which religious minorities may be, especially Christians.”
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