(BBC) Sawan Masih: Pakistani Christian gets death penalty for blasphemy

A Pakistani Christian man has been sentenced to death for blasphemy, in a case which sparked fierce rioting in the eastern city of Lahore last March.

Sawan Masih was convicted of using derogatory remarks against the Prophet Mohammed in a row with a Muslim friend.

Hundreds of Muslims attacked the city’s Christian Joseph colony, torching homes, when the allegations surfaced.

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4 comments on “(BBC) Sawan Masih: Pakistani Christian gets death penalty for blasphemy

  1. Jeff Walton says:

    This is an especially difficult period to be a Christian in Pakistan. We’ve heard increased concerns about the safety of Christians there over the past month — and from cosmopolitan places like Karachi, not just the tribal areas.

  2. upnorfjoel says:

    Islam….”The Religion of Peace”

  3. Nikolaus says:

    I think that, deep down, Muslims must not have a great deal of confidence in their god and their system of theology. If they did, they would not need to forcibly ban other faiths or elicit conversions through death threats. With my own feeble limitations, I know who God is. I know who Jesus is. I also know that God does not condone conversion by brutality.

  4. AnglicanFirst says:

    Amen, amen amen!
    to Nikolaus’ (#3.) words.

    They are succinct and to the point.