Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Release Pakistani Christian Woman Asia Bibi Sentenced To Death By Hanging

Asia Bibi is the first woman in Pakistan’s history to be condemned to death under the country’s blasphemy laws. She has been falsely accused of blasphemy. She faces death by hanging. Her crime is to refuse to convert to Islam by remaining true to her Christian faith. She is a Catholic and has five children.
Wikipedia gives the background to the case: In June 2009, Asia Noreen, a farmhand from the village of Ittan Wali in Sheikhupura District, was asked to fetch water; she complied, but some of her Muslim fellow workers refused to drink the water as they considered Christians to be "unclean". Apparently some arguments ensued. There had already been a running feud between Noreen and a neighbour about some property damage. Later some coworkers complained to a cleric that Noreen made derogatory comments about Prophet Muhammad. A mob came to her house, beating her and members of her family before she was rescued by the police. However, the police initiated an investigation about her remarks, resulting in her arrest and prosecution under Section 295 C of the Pakistan Penal.

It is important to stress that Asia Bibi is INNOCENT of any wrongdoing. Her only crime is that she is a Catholic. Christianity is under incessant attack in many Moslem countries.

"Now that you know me, tell those around you what is happening. Let them know about it. I believe this is my only chance of not dying in the pit of this dungeon. I need you! Save me!" - Asia Bibi

PLEASE VISIT Free Asia Bibi website sign the petition and spread the word.

1 comment:

rainywalker said...

Like Asia Bibi many Christians are suffering around the world.