Pakistani religious groups cheer governor’s killing
By SAEED SHAH
ISLAMABAD — “The increasing radicalization of Pakistani society was laid bare Wednesday when the nation’s mainstream religious organizations applauded the murder of provincial Governor Salman Taseer this week, while his killer was showered with rose petals as he appeared in court.
Taseer, 66, the governor of Punjab, the country’s most heavily populated province, was assassinated Tuesday by one of his police bodyguards after Taseer had campaigned to ease Pakistan’s blasphemy law. Religious groups threatened to kill others who questioned the blasphemy statute, which is designed to protect Islam and the Prophet Muhammad from “insult.”
“Salman Taseer was himself responsible for his killing,” said Munawar Hasan, the head of Jamaat-e-Islami, one of the two big religious political parties, in a statement. “Any Muslim worth the name could not tolerate blasphemy of the Prophet, as had been proved by this incident.”
____________ was himself responsible for his killing.
Fill in the blank with your own name or the name of someone you love.
This is the level of “tolerance” you can expect once Islam has the numbers and power to push what the Koran teaches.