PAKISTAN – Muslims Block Roads, Call for Supreme Court Justices to Be Killed Over Asia Bibi Acquittal

The Christian Post | Oct. 31, 2018

(SCREENSHOT: YOUTUBE/AFP NEWS AGENCY)Angered Muslims in Pakistan protest the release of Christian mother Asia Bibi after she spent eight years on death row on Oct. 31, 2018.

Muslim radicals in Pakistan have taken to the streets and are calling for the deaths of the Supreme Court justices responsible for releasing Christian mother Asia Bibi from death row.

Reuters reports that supporters of the Islamist political party Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) have not taken too kindly to the Supreme Court’s announcement Wednesday that it has acquitted Bibi (also known as Aasiya Noreen).

The mother of four has been on death row since 2010, after she was accused by Muslim women with whom she had an argument of blasphemy, and was sentenced to death by hanging.

In Pakistan, blasphemy (insulting Islam or its prophet Muhammad) is a crime punishable by life imprisonment or death. The law is often abused by Muslims looking to settle scores with religious minorities. Bibi has denied the accusations.