Jan 25 2014

Yes another one

A petition to Cameron to intervene in the case of that schizophrenic Scot sentenced to death for “blasphemy” in Pakistan.

Muhammad Asghar is a 68 year old from Edinburgh, currently resident in Pakistan. He has been convicted of blasphemy following a trial where his legal team were dismissed, and the state nominated replacement presented no evidence in his defence. He is a paranoid schizophrenic with a history of mental illness, a fact very relevant to his alleged crime; declaring himself a prophet. Muhammad Asghar should be helped, not killed. We ask that David Cameron and Alex Salmond intervene in the strongest possible terms, to help save the life of a vulnerable British man.

The petition is by the Scottish Secular Society.


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  1. 1

    I utterly condemn all killings of people in in Pakistan. Thank you for bringing this one to our attention. I hope it can be stopped.

  2. 2
    Tim Harris

    Petition signed. i am glad to see that exi5tentialist is exercised by the case, too.

  3. 3
    Iain Walker

    Signed. Yet another reminder that concepts like “blasphemy”, “sacrilege” and indeed “sacredness” itself are first and foremost tools of social control – and crude and indiscriminate tools at that.

  4. 4

    Signed. Sadly, only 297 others have signed so far. How many people belong to the Scottish Secular Society?

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