Woman to Hang For "Defaming" Prophet Mohammed

Posted: Nov 10, 2010 2:57 PM
A Christian woman with five children in Pakistan is scheduled to be hanged after being convicted for blasphemy after Muslim clerics say she defamed the Prophet Mohammed.

Remember how CAIR blocked the ban of Sharia law in America? Meaning Sharia law can still make its way into the U.S. court system.

From the UK Telegraph:

Asia Bibi, a 45-year-old mother-of-five, denies blasphemy and told investigators that she was being persecuted for her faith in a country where Christians face routine harassment and discrimination.

The court heard she had been working as a farmhand in fields with other women, when she was asked to fetch drinking water.

Some of the other women – all Muslims – refused to drink the water as it had been brought by a Christian and was therefore "unclean", according to Mrs Bibi's evidence, sparking a row.

The incident was forgotten until a few days later when Mrs Bibi said she was set upon by a mob.

The police were called and took her to a police station for her own safety.

Shahzad Kamran, of the Sharing Life Ministry Pakistan, said: "The police were under pressure from this Muslim mob, including clerics, asking for Asia to be killed because she had spoken ill of the Prophet Mohammed.

Well, apparently the Muslim mob won this battle.