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LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Pakistani counter-terrorism court has sentenced to death a man who allegedly committed blasphemy on Facebook, a government prosecutor said on Sunday, the first time someone has been handed the death penalty for blaspheming on social media.
The conviction of Taimoor Raza, 30, follows a high-profile crackdown against blasphemy on social media by the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Blasphemy is a highly sensitive topic in Muslim-majority Pakistan, where insulting the Prophet Mohammad is a capital crime for which dozens are sitting on death row. Even mere accusations are enough to spark mass uproar and mob justice.
originally posted by: markovian
How do u hold the humans back for 1000s of year
Religion ... enjoy it whall it last one day all that bull# will be outlawed
Not to be confused with faith or belife
Religion is man made and brings nothing but death ... u dont need it to do good only to justify doing wrong
originally posted by: 727Sky
I wonder how long it will be before the P.C. crowd makes it a jail-able offense in western countries for saying something off the cuff that someone somewhere does not like..
A Pakistani counter-terrorism court