PAKISTAN – Islamists Protest for Second Day in Pakistan Following Asia Bibi’s Acquittal
International Christian Concern | Nov. 1, 2018
Mobs of Islamists in Pakistan continued to protest for a second day following the Supreme Court’s decision to acquit Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who was formally convicted of blasphemy. Streets in several cities, including Karachi and Lahore, were blocked by groups of protesters demanding the government reverse the decision and kill the Christian woman.
Yesterday, October 31, the Supreme Court of Pakistan announced it final decision in the blasphemy case against Bibi. In a 56-page decision, the court found that there was not enough evidence to support the conviction and rendered Bibi’s death sentence null and void.
Mobs of Islamists took to the streets shortly after the decision was announced. A senior leader of the Tehreek-e-Labaik (TLP) party called for the Justices responsible for the decision to acquit Bibi to be killed. “They all three deserve to be killed,” Muhammad Afzal Qadri told a group of protesters in Lahore. “Either their security, their driver, or their cook should kill them.”