Thursday, November 6, 2014
Professor of Islamic Studies Assassinated Over Blasphemy Allegations in Pakistan
In the continuation of a long-going trend in Pakistan, assassins have murdered an individual accused of blasphemy. Last month, the Chronicle of Higher Education reported that Muhammad Shakil Auj, Dean of Islamic Studies at a university in Karachi, was murdered by unidentified gunmen. Auj was known as moderate in his views, and had previously reported being accused of blasphemy by co-workers.