By: ICLA Admin
According to an article in thenews.com.pk a court in Pakistan has moved to ensure that the pushishment for blasphemy in that country will be death rather than life imprisonment. Life in prison is extreme for someone just practicing freedom of speech but this far worse even than that. Pakistan’s blasphemy law has been used to persecute and terrorise non-Muslims in that country. Now it appears that things are getting even worse!
Furthermore, OIC demands and Western Governments willingness to comply with them means that this mentality will become established even in non-Muslim countries. The calls for a global blasphemy law means that this sort of thing may become even more widespread! UNHRC Resolution 16/18 might look innocuous but this is where it leads!
By supporting UNHRC Resolution 16/18, leaders in Western countries are now encouraging Islamists to demand even more puritanical measures both within the Islamic world and elsewhere.
Surely it is time for Western Governments to stand up for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Don’t hold your breath though!
 Death only penalty for blasphemer: Shariat Court. (5 December 2013.) http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-27076-Death-only-penalty-for-blasphemer-Shariat-Court