It’s So Easy to Blaspheme Islam. I Just Did.

The ambassador from Pakistan to the United States, Shehrbano “Sherry” Rehman, is being accused of blasphemy by some guy in Pakistan. Blasphemy is a capital crime in Pakistan, and pretty much anybody can accuse pretty much anybody of doing it for pretty much anything. Some poor soul was tried for blasphemy because he threw away a business card belonging to a man named “Muhammad.” This didn’t show the proper respect for the prophet’s name I guess. This isn’t a joke.

Rehman apparently mentioned on a talk show that the blasphemy laws in Pakistan were harsh and needed revision (duh). This was her blasphemy. Pakistani police were reluctant to prosecute her at first. Probably because even they know in their heart of hearts that this whole thing is stupid. But eventually the police had to look into it because the Pakistani businessman who first brought the charges to the police eventually took the case to Pakistan’s Supreme Court. He’s very zealous for his religion. Or maybe just angry he wasn’t invited to be ambassador to the Great Satan. And of course, all of this is proof that Rehman was right—the blasphemy laws clearly need to be revised.

It’s pretty bizarre. The courts are all afraid to look into evidence for blasphemy, because they fear it will be blasphemy to present the evidence. Given the fact that it’s so easy to accuse someone of blasphemy and so difficult to prove your innocence, you can imagine that many people are using the blasphemy laws to exact revenge on their rivals.

Yeah. That’s happening. Especially to Christians. Just recently, a teenage girl was accused of burning pages of the Koran. She was eventually acquitted when it became obvious that a local cleric had framed her. But she could have died before her case was even tried. Fifty-two people have been executed in Pakistan for blasphemy in the last twenty or so years. Officially. Even more have probably been lynched by righteously indignant mobs.

Islam is a rather touchy religion. But, I guess it makes sense:

“How can we convince the world of the truth of Islam?”

“Are you prosperous?”

“No.”

“Is your culture lovely?”

“No.”

“Is your prophet wise?”

“No.”

“Can you offer your followers the promise of wealth?”

“No.”

“Fresh take on female fashion?”

“No.”

“Does your religion at least have an undefinable quality of truth that draws people to it?”

“Absolutely not.”

“Then I think your only real option if you want to become a world religion is … violence. Bloodshed. Pure and simple.”

Oops. I think a court case for me just opened up somewhere in Pakistan.

 


  • Terry

    screw islam ...and screw mohammed ... or whatever the name they give him is. I call him trash. There is only one God and he isn't muslim!!!!!!

  • Doc Savage

    We borrow money from China and give them billions of dollars for their development. They build aircraft carriers to combat us. They commit unfair trade practices. We buy Oil from the ragheads but Obama will not allow us to develop our resources so our money goes to them so they can build nuclear weapons to attack us. Sure makes sense to me.

  • PastorRuth1

    It's the fear factor, not so different that the Catholic Church during the so-called "Crusades" and "Dark Ages" - convert or die!

    That was NEVER Christ's command! Rather - HE DIED - an innocent slaughtered by the religious hierarchy of his day....A radical because he dared to call even the Religious Leaders in question for their sins and inconsistencies! Really - religions throughout the centuries of mankind have always striven against others and even itself and followers. True Christianity does not demand conversion, but rather offers it - freely.

    This is something, hopefully, that the Catholic church learned... and that Muslims have yet to...That perfect Love casts out fear....that faith is a relationship, not a religion, something too personal to be legislated, too precious to be sold, too fragile to be forced...It is God's gift!

    "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23)

    "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)

  • http://www.facebook.com/conrad.gabbard Conrad Gabbard

    Looking for a Muslim state to change its laws illustrates ignorance of Islamic law/sharia, which is a condensation and extrapolation of the Koran ("eternal, perfect words of the only god in the universe") and Sunna (Mohammed’s most trusted biography and his "traditions"/Hadith collections) by Islam’s finest scholars. Sharia has been Islam’s normative and official interpretation of Islamic doctrine for over a thousand years; it is the basis for the religious, political and cultural life of all Muslims - it is not interpretive and can never be voided or amended - as the final and greatest "prophet" is long dead and communication with Allah is over. "Reliance of the Traveller: A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law," is Sunni Islam’s authoritative volume on Sharia law, endorsed by Alazhar University, Islam’s equivalent of the Vatican.
    Like Western law, various aspects of Sharia may be ignored by various authorities, but the law cannot change.

  • http://www.facebook.com/CherelAnn7 Shirley Ann Smith-Rhodes

    This is an excerpt from a "WARNING FROM A FORMER MUSLIM".... We will take the advantage of American kindness, gullibility, and compassion. When time comes, we will stab them in the back. We will say one thing on the camera and teach another thing to our children at home. We will give subliminal messages to our children to uphold Islam at any cost. Our children in America will always care more about Islamic Country’s interest than US interest.

    We will teach our children Islamic supremacy from the very childhood. We will teach them not to compromise with Infidel. Once we do that from the very early age our children won’t hesitate to be martyr. We will take over the Europe first and then US will be the next. We already have a solid ground in the UK, Holland, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Germany, and now in the US.

    Our children will marry Caucasian in Europe and in America. We will mixed with intricate fabric of the Western society but still will remember to Jihad when time comes. Who are we?

    We are the “sleeper cells”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/CherelAnn7 Shirley Ann Smith-Rhodes

    We are at war for the very life of our country! Obama is a
    muslim! I believe that Obama hates the U. S. Military! I believe that he
    feels threatened by them because they have each individually sworn an oath to
    defend and uphold the constitution of the U. S. I don't care where Obama
    was born! I don't care that Obama was an Indonesian Citizen! The
    one fact that Obama accepts and states repeatedly is that his father was a
    Kenyan Citizen! What's wrong with us? He is not a child of two U.
    S. Citizens! DISQUALIFIED TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!

    It is obvious that our Congress is complicit in this fraud by
    the sheer act of their failure to remove Obama from office! We all make
    our super-intelligent observations that he is trying to make us a Marxist Nation
    - a Communist Nation - a Socialist Nation, etc. etc. How long will we
    rant and comment on these theories! We are ALL WRONG! WAKE UP!
    WAKE UP! WAKE UP! Those labels are not his goal! These
    "systems" are his means.... his method to weaken us, bankrupt
    us, destroy us, and take over America!

    His only goal is to make us a MUSLIM CALIPHATE with SHARIA LAW!
    I am convinced that we have never, ever understood the purpose of FAST
    AND FURIOUS! Under the guise that it was to sell arms to the drug lords
    in Mexico, Obama, et al, were able to arm the muslim terrorists who cross our
    borders daily! This removal of our borders to allow free movement has brought
    in countless millions of muslims, terrorists, who have set up camps and
    training centers within our borders! These muslims have busily built
    mosques everywhere! They have set up centers within our schools, our
    colleges and our universities! They are "in place" throughout
    our government! They pretty much run the day to day operations of much of the
    Immigration Service! They run the taxis in most major cities...
    They run the hotels and motels throughout our country! The baggage
    handlers and much of the staff of our Airports are muslim workers. Obama's
    right hand is an active Iranian muslim, Valerie Jarrett! Clinton's right
    hand, Huma Abedin, is an active muslim Brotherhood person! The muslims
    have taken over large parts of Michigan, as well as many other states!
    Hey fellow American citizens, WE ARE AT WAR!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Veselenak/100001118018542 David Veselenak

    I hope all of you realize that this is the pseudo-religion of the Muslim-Marxist in the "Outhouse!"

  • MARYANN33

    I have a Muslim in law. I have always wanted to sneak some pork into his food...

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-S-Tucker/1233015955 Thomas S. Tucker

      How about some arsenic?

      • MARYANN33

        I don't dislike the man, just his foolish anti pork religion. Will he shrivel up and die from some bacon fat in his food????

  • MARYANN33

    Our town is full of Pakistanis....I wish it were not so...It is not much of a town either...I avoid them all I can.

  • crustyone

    I make sure my diet includes pork (chops, sausage, etc.) at least once a week and that we have a supply in our freezer. It should have the same effect as garlic cloves on vampires as seen in movies.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dustin.w.taunton Dustin W. Taunton

    Mohammed is an infidel...har har har

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=740085475 Dave André

    It's like the Salem witch hunts with different names and costumes.