Salman Taseer Was Murdered For A Black Law: Namoos-e-Risalat Is State-Sponsored Racism
SALMAN Taseer, governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province, was murdered in Pakistan. His killer was wearing the uniform of the police. His killer fired 27 bullets into Mr Taseer. His killer is Constable Mumtaz Qadri. He is 26. To many he is a hero. So far 36 policemen have been arrested.
After the murder, Qadri uttered:
“He got the death sentence for insulting the Prophet.”
Mr Taseer had spoken out in support of Asia Bibi. She’s the Christian woman who served water to Muslim women. (More on her here.) They refused to drink water touched by an infidel. A row ensued. A local leader sentenced Babi to death for, allegedly, insulting the Prophet.
This is in accordance with the Namoos-e-Risalat Act. The act states that anyone who insults Mohammed must be sentenced to death by hanging. And this includes insulting anyone called Mohammed – Mohammed Hanif recalls a tale of a doctor being charged for chucking the business card of a salesman called Mohammed into a bin.
No-one has been hanged so far. But the local loons can take the law into their own hands. The other police afforded Qadri plenty of time to kill Taseer. He even calmly reloaded his weapon. After the murder he put down his gun, as he had told other police he would.
In the city of Peshawar, a demonstration has been held to celebrate Salman Taseer’s murder and there were chants calling for Mumtaz Qadri’s release.
“We, all the students, are proud of the job which Mumtaz performed,” said one demonstrator. “We all are with him. The governor said the blasphemy law was a black law, that’s why Mumtaz killed him,” says another. “He did a tremendous job.”
As reader Percy says:
Calling the blasphemy laws in Pakistan “black” is considered blasphemy and can get you murdered… according to Mohammed…
What next for Pakistan..?