Islamist protesters blocked roads in Pakistan’s major cities, opposing a Supreme Court decision to acquit Asia Bibi for blasphemy allegations. “They all three deserve to be killed,” TLP co-founder Muhammad Afzal Qadri told a protest in Lahore. “Either their security, their driver, or their cook should kill them.”
“Blasphemy!” someone shouted, a crime punishable by death in Pakistan. In that instant, with one word, Asia Bibi’s fate was sealed.
“It’s almost impossible not to be moved by the real-life plight of this Pakistani Christian mother of five who has been convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to death . . . a must-read.” –“Blackpool Gazette”
According to Bibi’s autobiography ‘Blasphemy: A Memoir: Sentenced to Death Over a Cup of Water’ the incident began when she went to retrieve a cup of water from a well during a hot day of fruit picking. “Now the water is unclear and we can’t drink it! Because of her!” the woman said. Several women called Bibi a “filthy Christian” and told her to convert to Islam.