The blasphemy law and terrorism : Commentary from Pakistan

The blasphemy law and terrorism : Commentary from Pakistan Asking for the repeal of the blasphemy laws is not about wishing to deny people the right to feel offended or to defend their beliefs; these rights should be available for the religious and the non-believer alike. And this is what it finally comes down to: feelings, beliefs and opinions, says Saad Hafiz in Daily Times on February 21. In his article Hafiz stated that Pakistan’s decades’ old tryst with state-sponsored Islamism has been a miserable failure. Faith has been unable to reverse the country’s slide into chaos, fragmentation and turmoil. In fact, the historic kowtowing to religious groups has strengthened widespread militancy and factionalism in the country. Pakistan now finds itself at the crossroads in i...
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