Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Pakistani Christian Charged with Blasphemy, Christian Homes Burned
This news is a few weeks old, but I thought it worth including in the archives. On March 10th, Religion Clause Blog reported that after a Christian was charged with blasphemy in Pakistan, more than 100 homes of other Christians were burned by demonstrators. The defendant, Sawan Masih, denies the charges and says they originate from an argument he got into with two men while drinking. Pakistan's President has ordered compensation to the homeowners affected and has stated he will consult on how to implement the blasphemy law fairly.