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Asia Bibi fears she will be assassins' next target

Catholic World News - March 10, 2011

After the killing of Shahbaz Bhatti, a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy in Pakistan fears that she could be the next target of Muslim extremists.

Asia Bibi, who faces the death sentence following her conviction on blasphemy charges, spoke of her "pain and concern" following the death of Bhatti, a Catholic cabinet minister who had sought to amend the blasphemy laws.

Asia Bibi became the focus of an international campaign after she was convicted on charges that many observers believe to be fraudulent. Although the Pakistani government has been under pressure to show clemency in her case, Muslim militants have announced that they will kill her if she is freed.

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  • Posted by: John J Plick - Mar. 11, 2011 12:39 AM ET USA

    This cowardly treatment of this subject is scandalous. We should ALL be willing to be "the next target..."

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