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Moderate Muslim Scholars Praise Murderer Of Pakistani Governor

Over 500, that’s five hundred, Muslim scholars, who are considered moderates, are praising the body guard who murdered Pakistan’s Punjab governor, Salman Taseer, over his opposition to the country’s severe blasphemy laws.  Cheering lawyers showered flowers on the killer, Mumtaz Qadri,as he was fescorted into court.

Taseer has been criticized, by moderate Muslims, for his support of Asia Bibi, the mother of small children who has been imprisoned for a year for allegedly blaspheming the “prophet” Muhammad, and a majority of Pakistanis want her executed.

This is moderate Islam.  From MSNBC:

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Lawyers showered the suspected assassin of a liberal Pakistani governor with rose petals as he entered court. Some 170 miles away, the prime minister joined thousands to mourn the loss of the politician, who dared to challenge the demands of Islamic extremists.

The cheers and tears across the country Wednesday underscored Pakistan’s journey over the past several decades from a nation defined by moderate Islam to one increasingly influenced by fundamentalists willing to use violence to impose their views.

Even so-called moderate Muslim scholars praised 26-year-old Mumtaz Qadri for allegedly killing Punjab province Gov. Salman Taseer on Tuesday in a hail of gunfire while he was supposed to be protecting him as a bodyguard. Qadri later told authorities he acted because of Taseer’s vocal opposition to blasphemy laws that order death for those who insult Islam.

As Qadri was escorted into court in Islamabad, a rowdy crowd patted his back and kissed his cheek as lawyers at the scene threw flowers. On the way out, some 200 sympathizers chanted slogans in his favor, and the suspect stood at the back door of an armored police van and repeatedly yelled “God is great.”

Many other Pakistanis were appalled.

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The response from the United States Secretary of State Clinton has been very weak, no mention of the horrific acts being committed in the name of religion, no mention of blasphemy laws, only a generic ‘we-will-help-them-in-their-time-of-turmoil’ bullshit.  Here is a good WashTimes editorial on it.

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“Peace-Loving” Pakistani Muslims Demand Christian Woman’s Death

Pakistanis want international blasphemy law

It makes my stomach turn when I hear apologists’ claims that Islam is a Religion of Peace™ and that, meh, it’s just a few extremists giving it a bad name.  Bullshit.

The few extremists in Pakistan, comprising most of the population of Pakistan, are threatening to explode the country into violence if the government pardons Asia Bibi, a Christian woman, accused of “blasphemy” by her peaceful, loving Muslim co-workers.

A CNN report the other day showed Asia Bibi’s children wondering if their mother would be executed; then reports came that the government was considering dropping the charges and setting her free (to be mobbed and killed by angry, peaceful muslims).  Her husband and children, one of whom is disabled, had to flee their village because of death threats from their neighbors, who are filled with Allah’s love and peace, of course.

The Pakistani government fears it’s own fucking people if they remove the controversial blasphemy law, as some are calling for; the fucking Quran (unlike the fucking Bible) doesn’t even call for death in the case of blasphemy — that was later added by “scholars”.

The town cleric stated (in the CNN video) that he had “tears of joy pouring from his eyes” — not for the possible release of this poor innocent woman, but for his beloved “prophet”; he said that Bibi’s death sentence was one of the “happiest moments of his life”.  That is just fucking sick.  And the sheep go with it, unanimously agreeing (or else) that she should be hanged.

Religions are cancers in this world.

You know, the gods are only harmless phantasms. It’s their believers who are parasites and killers and dangerous lunatics.P.Z. Meyers

 

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Blasphemers! Damn You, Blasphemers!

"Life of Brian" - BLASPHEMY

"Life of Brian" - BLASPHEMY (Click for a History of Irish Blasphemy Law)

A new Irish law took effect on January 1, criminalizing the act of  ‘blasphemy‘.  And, this law is being used by the Islamic Allah-fuckers (The Organization of Islamic Conference, or OIC) to reword and model their blasphemy laws in their on-going efforts to persuade the UN to establish the global criminalization of blasphemy.  It’s a death penalty in Pakistan.  Death, for criticizing belief in imaginary beings.

Michael Nugent, spokesman for Atheist Ireland, rightly calls the law “silly” because of its medieval focus on protecting ideas instead of people, and “dangerous” since it actually offers incentives for religious outrage.

Already, Nugent points out, Pakistan — where blasphemy is punishable by execution — has adopted most of the wording of the Irish law in its latest effort to get the UN to bar blasphemy internationally.

Peaceful Islam - Blasphemy Law

Peaceful Islam - Blasphemy Law

Religion MUST be questioned.  Religion MUST be scrutinized and criticized.  The ironic part about religious persecution is that is mostly happens between differing religions or denominations.  People who don’t believe in magic powers and floating god-beings should stop being silent.  This shit with Muslims trying to get global laws imposed, has been going on for a few decades, and it’s creeping closer to acceptance at the UN.

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