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Kaleem Dean The faith fueled blasphemy canon took another innocent life when Sarir Ahmed, Principal of Islamia College, Charsadda was mercilessly killed by his own student in the name of blasphemy. The killer was inspired by the theology of aggression generated by Tehreek-e-Labbaik leader Khadim Hussain...

Our political leadership should at the very least prevent the misuse of these laws — if, that is, it is committed to putting the citizenry before the extremists Nasir Saeed DECEMBER 29, 2017 Over the decades, successive civilian leaderships here in Pakistan have demonstrated sheer indifference when it...

Daily Times 01-Oct-17 by Kaleem Dean During his recent stint at the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi gave an unwitting insight into the plight of Pakistan’s minorities. The venue was the Council on Foreign Relations. And it was Kenneth Roth, the Human Rights Watch...

Nasir Saeed Daily Times, 06 September 2017 Recently, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) published its report on blasphemy laws in 71 countries and punishments ranging from imprisonment, lashings or a death sentence. The commission has called for the repeal of the blasphemy law, stating...

Most significantly, there is no punishment for blasphemy if the accused is a non-Muslim. The consensus in the Hanafi school of Islamic Jurisprudence has always been that blasphemy against the Holy Prophet (pbuh) is akin to disbelief, which is axiomatic in 23-Oct-16 by Yasser Latif Hamdani Extremists...

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