Pakistan: Fanatic Moslems Demonstrate, ‘Death to Asia Bibi’

Let us continue to remember Asia Bibi in our prayers.

Agenzia Fides: Asia Bibi’s death penalty, the Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy and awaiting trial before the Supreme Court; resignation of the Minister of Justice Zahid Hamid; release of Islamic religious leaders detained: are some of the demands made by radical Islamic groups “Tehreek-i-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah Pakistan” and “Sunni Tehreek”, which have launched a public protest against the Pakistani government in the streets of Islamabad in recent days. According to information sent to Agenzia Fides, in the sermon preached on Friday by imams close to radical groups, in front of some three thousand demonstrators, threats of violent attacks were addressed to the family members of the Minister of Justice or those accused of blasphemy. Even last year, says Christian lawyer Sardar Mushtaq Gill to Fides, also a victim of threats, “about 150 radical religious leaders on the occasion of Asia Bibi’s hearing had called on the government to put her to death. Islamic extremism is present on the public scene”, he notes. More here.