A popular Muslim cleric is offering $6,000 to anyone who murders Christian Asia Bibi.
Supporters of Pakistani religious parties rally against Christian woman Asia Bibi in Karachi, Pakistan on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010. Pakistan’s president will not immediately pardon the Christian woman sentenced to die for insulting Islam but may do so later. (AP/Fareed Khan)
At Friday prayers, imam Maulana Yousuf Qureshi offered a reward to anyone who murders Christian mother Asia Bibi.
Asia News reported:
In his sermon, Maulana Yousuf Qureshi of the Mohabat Khan mosque, said that if the appeals court judge innocent Asia Bibi will be the mujahideen to kill her. The leader has also warned the government on any changes to the law on blasphemy.
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On the Friday prayer imam of the largest mosque in Peshawar offered a reward of 4,500 euro, for anyone who kills Asia Bibi. In his sermon, Maulana Yousuf Qureshi warned the government against any move to abolish or amend the blasphemy law. ” We will strongly resist – said the religious leader – any attempt to repeal laws which provide protection to the sanctity of Holy Prophet Muhammad”. “Whoever kills Asia Bibi – he continued – will be given a reward of 500 thousand rupees from the Mohabat Khan mosque”. The imam said that if the appeals court judge Asia Bibi innocent, the mujahideen will kill her.
Muslim cleric Maulana Yousef Qureshi wants Christian mother Asia Bibi dead.
Hardline Pakistani cleric Maulana Yousef Qureshi, center, addresses a rally against Christian woman Asia Bibi in Peshawar, Pakistan on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010. Qureshi offered a reward of US$6,000 to anyone who kills Asia Bibi. Pakistan’s president will not immediately pardon the Christian woman sentenced to die for insulting Islam but may do so later if an appeals court delays her case too long, an official said. (AP/Mohammad Sajjad)
Muslim groups threatened attacks if the Christian mother is set free.