A Muslim cleric from Peshawar,Pakistan has annunciated a reward of Rs. 500,000 for any person who kills Asia Bibi; a Christian woman convicted of Blasphemy.
“I will give Rs.500, 000 to a person who will kill Asia bibi,” proclaimed Maulana Yousaf Qureshi, the Imam of the historic Mohabbat Khan Masjid in Peshawar. He made this announcement during a meeting of Jamaat-e-Islami.
He strongly condemned and disapproved calls for amendments in the Blapshemy Law. In addition, he also denounced the endeavors of Salman Taseer to get Asia Bibi acquitted of the blasphemy charges. On top of this, Maulana Yousaf Qureshi has invoked the disreputable Tehrek-e-Taliban to kill Asia Bibi. “To kill the woman is a service to the religion,” he pronounced.
Asia Bibi is a Christian woman who was accused of committing Blasphemy by her fellow workers. She was sentenced to death by a local court; however court’s decision has been challenged by Asia Bibi’s lawyer.
Asia Bibi has been waiting for a long time now behind the bars for the court’s decision to her appeal but due to controversy of this case, court’s decision might be subjected to undue delay.