Taliban militants on Wednesday shot dead Pakistan's only Christian government minister for challenging a law that mandates the death penalty for insulting Islam,the latest sign of instability in a country where many fear radical Islam is becoming more mainstream.
The blasphemy law has been in the spotlight since last November, when a court sentenced a Christian mother of four to death after her neighbors complained she had insulted Prophet Muhammad
This kind of attack was expected after the government's response to governor Taseer's assassination," said Amir Rana, director at the Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies. "Because of the government's very weak response ... it has encouraged the hardliners in society."
The government of President Asif Ali Zardari has repeatedly said it would not change the blasphemy law, and officials have distanced themselves from anyone calling for amendments
humm,so they expected this,and had no intentions
of curbing radicalism.
The January killing of Taseer was widely praised by hardline Islamist groups such as the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), the country's largest religious party
the countrys largest religious party
the religon of peace,becoming more radical,
who would have thought it would do such a thing ??
well no biggie it was just a christian
besides anyone who speaks blasphemy,or perciverd blasphemy against
Mohammad or islam,ought to die.
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