UNITED NATIONS – ‘If the UN Does Not Stand for Asia Bibi, What Does it Stand For?’

World Watch Monitor | Oct. 25, 2018

An opinion piece published in the Washington Examiner has criticised the United Nations for failing to speak out against Pakistan’s treatment of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman on death row for blasphemy against Islam since 2010.

The article, written by New Jersey-based William Mahoney, contrasts the UN’s response to France’s ban on Muslim women wearing the niqab – the UN ruled that France had “not demonstrated how the full veil presents a threat in itself for public security to justify this absolute ban” – “with its “scary silence” on the case of Asia Bibi.