Posts Tagged ‘Blasphemy laws’

She has been freed but her life remains in danger.

UCMINISTRIES : As posted earlier this disabled uneducated 14 year was accused of Blasphemy , and in some parts of this world “accused” is all that is needed to attack and kill the person in question.  The government quickly arrested her and placed her in protected custody.  Personally it should have been those who were baying for her blood that should have been arrested. 

On August 16, 14-year-old Rimsha Misrak was torn away from her family and placed behind bars. The next day, an angry mob gathered near her home in Islamabad, Pakistan, demanding that little Rimsha be burned alive. Her crime? Allegedly burning pages with bits of the Quran written on them.”

 Can you believe the mentality of anyone demanding that a 14 year old child should be burned?  It is almost inconceivable that any human being would demand that a child be killed and burned!!!  There is no rational or reason to such wickedness.

At present she has been released on bail which is not quite the same as been exonerated and freed.  Personally Pakistan blasphemy laws need to be appealed.  But the last MP who tried that was shot by his own bodyguard.  Now what does that tell you?   Whilst Rimsha has been united with her family and we rejoice that she has been freed.  Her life is still in danger from those who are so drugged out in their religion that they can’t see sense to save themselves.

Local news

A Christian girl accused of blasphemy in Pakistan has been released on bail after more than three weeks in prison.

Rimsha Masih, 14, was arrested on August 16 for allegedly burning pages containing verses from the Koran, but she was released from a prison in Rawalpindi after a court on Friday accepted her bail application.

Paul Bhatti, Pakistan’s minister for national harmony, said Rimsha was flown by helicopter to be reunited with her family.

“She has been freed from the jail and was transported by a helicopter to a safe place. Her family members received her.”

A Pakistan television channel broadcast footage of the girl wearing a traditional baggy green shirt and dark green trousers stepping out of an armoured vehicle and sitting in a helicopter.

Her lawyer Tahir Naveed Chaudhry confirmed her release after two people submitted a surety bond guaranteeing the girl would reappear before court at a specified time.

Under Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws, burning a sacred text is punishable with life imprisonment.

Blasphemy is a very sensitive subject in Pakistan, where 97% of the 180 million population are Muslims, and allegations of insulting Islam or the prophet Mohammed often prompt a furious public reaction.

Campaigners stepped up calls for the girl’s release after police on Saturday arrested a cleric for allegedly tampering with evidence.

Hafiz Mohammed Khalid Chishti is accused of trying to bolster the case against the girl by planting pages from the Koran among  the burnt papers that were brought to him. He has denied the charge.

An interesting reponse  on facebook on this subject .  This is what she had to say.  I post it as it shows something of the feelings of many within that country.

This is a slap on our faces. Shame on us, an innocent child has to be protected from the wild wolves of Pakistan (land of holy). If a child of this age has so much threat in her own country that country does not have a right to exist. We are stone age people and do not deserve to be live in a civilized world. I am sorry to say but have to say the truth. If anyone wants to destroy Pakistan they have enough reasons to destroy it. Shame on all of us, savage people.


Petition on Behalf of Rimsha Masih Gains Momentum- A petition posted on the Web site of ICC calling for the release of 14-year-old Rimsha Masih from a Pakistani prison quickly garnered over 2,000 signatures. The signatures came within a week of the petition being posted online as Rimsha’s case continued to make headlines around the globe. The petition, directed to Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States, calling for the “immediate release” of RImsha, a Christian who doctors say is mentally disabled and is currently imprisoned in Islamabad.     Her life is still in danger.

It is nice to know that there are people out there that care what happens to this girl.  But the story does not end here until this Girl and her entire family are safe.  Keep praying for her as this story is far from ended.

2Ti 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

Gen 6:11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

In January 4 2011 Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, who was part of an elite security detail provided to protect and guard Salman Taseer, governor of Pakistan’ Punjab province from harm. Instead he assassinated the governor, shooting him down in cold blood as he returned to his car after meeting a friend for lunch. In a hail of bullets Taser was gunned down without any mercy or consideration for the governor or passing bystanders.


Psa 11:5 The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth

. Pro 28:17 A man that doeth violence to the blood of [any] person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.

The former security official, who has worked in fighting militancy and who requested anonymity because of his work, said that within just four hours of the killing, 2,500 people had posted messages supporting Mr. Qadri on  Facebook pages. Mass rallies championing him .

Facebook pages supporting Qadri contained hate speech and calls for violent action in the name of Islam began popping up within minutes of Taseer murder.  Many believed that the suddenness of this action might be a clue that the assassin did not act alone.

Several web sites threw up these comments.

My friend supports terrorists on Facebook,” says a 22 year old medical student in Karachi who wished to remain anonymous. “After I added him I found out he was following a number of pages run by banned sectarian groups. I know he has a problem because of his status updates, but he is a totally different person in the real world. No one would know this about him until they ‘friended’ him in the virtual world and checked out what he likes [on Facebook]. His parents are not online.”

Taseer’s assassination and the outcropping of multiple Facebook fan pages for the assassin, some boasting thousands of followers within hours of their creation, has brought to light the fact that many young people have developed, and are disseminating, extremist viewpoints online.

There are a number of sites dedicated to his name

Mumtaz  Qadri lives in our hearts, all infidels you must keep this in your head, you cannot erase his name from our hearts! It’s written inside our hearts. Love for Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the reason why we live in this world, there is no other reason because it pleases Allah the most Who sent us to this world and for His pleasure we can go to any lengths. You are the terrorists for hurting our sentiments; we warn if you don’t stop, we will act as the father of all terrorists.

hamid   says: Good work by mumtaz qadri i think salman taseer is bad luck person on the earth whose last pray is perform by his own party mulla because not a single one sect mulla give pray so he deserve it .the respect of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is more for any thing and Mr Taseer now in hell drink urine just like he drink wine.

kamy says: I am embarrassed to be pakistani where murdering of a political figure is appreciated in the name of God. What are we defending islam that preaches its OK to kill any one who says bad about our religion, where is the tolerance and forgiveness. If prophet Mohammed PBUH was alive we would have condoned such brutal daylight killing in his name


Salute to Mr Qadri we love you aashiq-e-rasool,”

 The blasphemy laws have been especially in the spotlight since November 2010, when a Christian mother of five, Asia Bibi, was sentenced to death for insulting the Prophet Muhammad.

Mr Taseer championed Ms Bibi’s cause, saying the law was being misused. Many believe it was this support of Bibi and his attempt to change the Blasphemy laws which sealed his fate.

He had also backed a private member’s bill in the country’s parliament by a female MP, Sherry Rehman, to amend the law to make miscarriages of justice less likely and remove its death penalty.

Two months after Mr Taseer’s death,  Minister Shahbaz Bhatti, a Christian, was also murdered after speaking out about the need for debate about the laws.

Correspondents say the killings have for the moment stifled this debate.

In August, Mr Taseer’s son Shahbaz was kidnapped in the Punjabi capital Lahore.  I wonder what was his crime was. other than being the son of a member of the government?   

His fate is unknown and militants are suspected of carrying out the abduction.

Pakistan’s government has said it has no intention of amending the blasphemy law

Qadri  admitted his guilt and  was eventually tried and sentenced to death, however I suspect this is one sentence that is unlikely to be carried out.

Qadri  says he is proud to have carried out his duty as a Muslim to kill Governor Taseer. He also provided a court with testimony saying he was inspired by two clerics, Qari Hanif and Ishtiaq Shah. 

Such is the support  that Qadri  had that hundreds turned out at his trial. later blocked off a main road in the city by setting tires alight. Some of the stick-wielding protesters forced shops to close but later all dispersed peacefully

Even more astonishing that That change is now no more apparent than among the 1,000 lawyers from the capital, Islamabad, and the neighbouring city of Rawalpindi, who have given their signed support for the defence of Mr. Qadri, who has been charged with murder and terrorism.

Their leader is Rao Abdur Raheem, 30, who formed a “lawyers’ forum,” called the Movement to Protect the Dignity of the Prophet, in December. The aim of the group, he said, was to counter Mr. Taseer’s campaign to amend the nation’s strict blasphemy laws, which promise death for insulting the Prophet Muhammad.

The sentence is not final. Qadri will have several opportunities to appeal, but he has never denied the charges against him. In fact, he says he is proud to have carried out his duty as a Muslim to kill Governor Taseer.

Since his assassination, no Pakistani politician has openly criticised the legislation, which is deemed sacred by the country’s powerful religious establishment.

Defence Lawyer in an interview with the BBC said.

“My client’s morale was very high”, another defence lawyer Tariq Muhammad Dhamial told the BBC.

“He was very happy with the decision and he accepts it – as it means he has sacrificed his life for the prophet Muhammad.

“My client is at peace – he started reciting verses from the Koran after the verdict was read out.”

Qadri was also ordered to pay a fine of 200,000 rupees ($2,300).

His family said they were very happy that he had carried out this act.

Dozens of people gathered outside the prison after the verdict chanting pro-Qadri slogans.

By punishing one Mumtaz Qadri, you will produce a thousand Mumtaz Qadris!” Reuters news agency quoted one man as shouting through a megaphone.

Qadri’s lawyers told the BBC when he was charged that although he admitted killing the governor, he argued that it was not unlawful because “he killed an apostate who insulted the prophet“. …….He has the right to appeal.  


The justification of a criminal act does not spell well for any nation or individuals who go down this road.  The very fact that those who would seek to run the nation have been silenced by the very forces that should be brought to trial. If this conviction is overturned, it will signal that killing is justified as long as the accusation is one of apostasy.  That is just about anyone whose views differ from some Moslem teacher. Any honest debating is silenced for fear of a fateful accusation.

 Before long the rule of law will be governed by the mob, the assassin, and the fanatic.  The very fact that we even see those who are suppose to uphold and defend the law, distain it and support a known assassin should make anyone in government extremely worried.  This is not a road to civilised government with just laws, but chaos and ruin.  When laws get passed or not as the case might be only to avoid an assassin’s bullet, such a government cannot claim the freedom to rule responsible. Under such circumstances hands are tied and legislation is dictated by the fanatic.  Laws must be established by just and righteous government.  Where truth and integrity is upheld at all levels and the law is applied fairly to everyone.

As Christians we are encouraged to obey the laws of the land and where possible to live at peace.  We love what is honest and true.  True democracy has arisen in many ways from the Judeo / Christian heritage, but no such heritage can be found in Islam.  Sadly I do not see such a heritage developing in the near future.

I will leave you with this passing thought from one whom I have already mentioned

“You are the terrorists for hurting our sentiments; we warn if you don’t stop, we will act as the father of all terrorists”

This is simply HATE speech!!!

We become the terrorist for no other reason than we have views which hurt their precious feelings, so they will become the FATHER OF ALL TERRORIST. The freedom to have opinions is what we call Democracy, a concept that this person obviously finds repugnant and abhorrent.

 On the subject of terrorism Muhammad has already made his views very clear long before we were ever born.

Bukhari:V4B52N220 “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘I have been made victorious with terror.

 Qur’an:8:57 “If you gain mastery over them in battle, inflict such a defeat as would terrorize them, so that they would learn a lesson and be warned.”

Ishaq:326 “If you come upon them, deal so forcibly as to terrify those who would follow, that they may be warned. Make a severe example of them by terrorizing Allah’s enemies.

Qur’an:8:7 “Allah wished to confirm the truth by His words: ‘Wipe the infidels out to the last

That is exactly what Qadri accomplished.  It means that no one in government could trust even his own body guards, because they just might be the first ones to kill them if they do not vote a certain way.  Intimidation fear and mistrust becomes the companions of men.  The only HOPE that this nation has is the true message of the gospel.  The only true freedom they can truly enjoy is when Christ becomes lord of their lives and their nation.