Persecuted Christian Asia Bibi Flees to Canada After Muslim Blasphemy Law Acquittal in Pakistan
In November 2018 hundreds of thousands of Muslims rallied in Pakistan demanding that Christian mother Asia Bibi be beheaded for insulting Islam.
Asia Bibi, a poor farm laborer and Christian, was released in October from prison in 2018 for the blasphemy charges.
Bibi was not allowed to leave Pakistan until her trial was over.
Muslims want her dead.
Thousands of Islamist supporters calling for the beheading of Asia Bibi in Karachi, Pakistan. | AFP News Agency pic.twitter.com/gAakouvsMh
— Ex-Muslims of North America (@ExmuslimsOrg) November 14, 2018
Earlier this week Asia Bibi arrived in Canada after fleeing Pakistan.
She was not safe there despite her acquittal.
FOX News reported:
The Christian woman who spent years on death row in Pakistan for alleged blasphemy before she was acquitted last year has left the country for Canada, her lawyer confirmed to Fox News on Wednesday.
Asia Bibi was convicted on blasphemy charges in 2009 after a quarrel with a fellow farmworker who accused her of insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.
After spending eight years on death row, the 54-year-old’s conviction was overturned last year by the Supreme Court. Despite being a “free woman” after the death sentence was thrown out, she has been in protective custody – itself a kind of prison – because of religious extremists’ calls for her hanging.