08 May 2014

Pakistan is using its blasphemy code to silence opponents

The murder this week of Rashid Rehman, a human rights lawyer, draws attention once again to the dangerous fragility of the Pakistani state. Mr Rehman was defending Junaid Hafeez, a university lecturer charged with blasphemy after the student wing of a religious political party accused him of insulting the Prophet Mohamed.

[A COMMENT] Another manifestation of the loathsome religiosity which infests this highlyly dysfunctional corner of the world - some of whose folk, by migrating here, have sadly imported their sick politics and perverted religion into the UK. [The Independent] Read more