pope speaks against use of islamic blasphemy laws as an excuse
for violence and discrimination
“Salman Taseer's daughter Sara: "This is
a message to every liberal to shut up or be shot"
“Pope Benedict XVI has called on Pakistan to
repeal its blasphemy laws, which can carry a death sentence
for insulting the Prophet Muhammad.
“He said the laws served as a pretext for acts
of injustice and violence against religious minorities."
[Quoted from bbc.co.uk]
“ “The particular influence of a given
religion in a nation ought never to mean that citizens
of another religion can be subject to discrimination
in social life or, even worse, that violence against
them can be tolerated,” the Pope said."
“ Religious freedom is "the first of human
rights," because it is about man's relation with
his Creator, he said.” [Quoted from catholicnewsagency.com]
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