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Blasphemy law

War on ‘Blasphemy’ a Top Theme in Islamist-Dominated Pakistani Elections

The looming July 25 general elections in Pakistan have seen hundreds of candidates enter the political mainstream with backing from Islamic terrorist organizations and ardent supporters of the country’s blasphemy law, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) revealed this week.

A Pakistani woman in a burqa casts her ballot on February 18, 2008 in Peshawar, Pakistan. The critical national and provincial elections are expected to further weaken President Musharraf's hold on power. The elections are considered a crucial step in the ongoing process of moving Pakistan from military to civilian …

Pakistani Islamist Party Adopts ‘Death to Blasphemers’ Slogan

A Muslim extremist man executed in Pakistan for killing a governor after he urged the country to reform its controversial blasphemy law in support of a Christian woman has reportedly galvanized the head a new Islamist party to adopt the rallying cry of “death to blasphemers.”

A Pakistani worker shouts anti U.S. slogans during a rally in Islamabad, Pakistan on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 as part of widespread anger across the Muslim world about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad. The banner at bottom reads, "'immediately hang the cursed man indulged in insulting the Prophet," while …