The whole business with Asia Bibi has displayed the rank intolerance of the Extreme Muslims in Pakistan.
For a supposedly civilised country this has been an appalling display of intolerance and injustice.
What started as a minor dispute was escalated into a death sentence. Asia is a Christian and was working with in the fields Muslim women from her village. These women refused to drink from a water bucket that Asia had touched because they claimed it was now unclean. They demanded she convert to Islam and she refused. In the heated argument that followed they claimed she insulted the prophet Muhammad.
Asia was arrested under blasphemy laws and absurdly sentenced to death.
This is not the only travesty of justice. In 2009, politician Salman Taseer was shot dead by his own bodyguard, Mumtaz Qadri, after he spoke out in support of Ms Bibi and openly condemned Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. The loathsome Qadri was celebrated as a hero!
She has now served eight years in prison before an appeals court released her.
Now we have thousands of extreme Muslims taking to the streets demanding her execution!
What is going on!! These religious extremists need locking up!! The blasphemy laws need repealing!!
No civilised country can allow this extreme violence and mob rule!! Intolerance of this nature cannot be permitted!!
It is time for Imran Khan to use the army to stamp down on this appalling extremism!
Pakistan needs to move into the 21st Century. Religious intolerance cannot be allowed to exist.