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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

U.S. ALAC to Austrian ALAC?

Jan Sobieski vs Pasha Kara Mustafa at Vienna

John R. Houk
© October 22, 2014

American Laws for American Courts (ALAC) are primarily laws passed on the State level in the USA. What is ALAC?

American Laws for American Courts was crafted to protect American citizens’ constitutional rights against the infiltration and incursion of foreign laws and foreign legal doctrines, especially Islamic Shariah Law. READ ENTIRETY FOR DETAILS (American Laws for American Courts; Infidel Task Force)

Americans in individual American States have begun to recognize that there are elements in Islam – particularly Sharia Law – that are totally incompatible with the Freedom, Liberty and Rights assured to us by the U.S. Constitution.

Since the U.S. Constitution enshrines Religious Freedom in the First Amendment Muslim apologists started to rail against State laws that expressly use the phrase “Sharia Law” to keep American Courts from using Islamic concepts jurisprudence precedents. This happened in Oklahoma when over 70% of the voters passed a law preventing Sharia from being used as a legal precedent in State Courts in 2010. Due largely by a lawsuit filed by Hamas-Muslim Brotherhood connected Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Federal Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange ruled the Oklahoma SQ 755 unconstitutional in 2013 because the law singled out a specific religion. Under Governor Fallin’s direction, rather than pursuing further appeals Oklahoma chose another legal path using the wording of ALAC to specify that OK State Courts cannot use any foreign laws as a legal precedent in rendering decisions. This wisely expands the anti-Sharia focus to include Left Wing agendas that Obama might promote via the auspices of the United Nations and overseas Court proceedings. By August 2013 the OK Senate approved the ALAC wording 40-3 and the OK House approved it 85-7. Governor Mary Fallin then promptly made the ALAC official with her signature. Take that you weaselly Radical Muslims pretending to be Moderate!

The Muslim Brotherhood and Saudi inspired Wahhabi lobbyist are still trying to exploit the U.S. Constitution to make unconstitutional portions of Sharia acceptable in the USA. Those Muslim apologists have been joined by American Leftists either deluded that multiculturalism is good or use Islam to fight America’s Christian heritage via cultural dilution.

After looking at snail-like slow understanding in America that Islam is a threat, I have to share what I consider some astounding news from the West European nation of Austria. In case you have had your head in the sand - partly due to the failure of the American media – the growing Muslim minority in Western Europe are essentially becoming successful in forcing nations to accept Islamic cultural styles as a part of Europe’s fabric of society. One can hear that the UK, France, Germany, Sweden and Norway to name a few nations have gone out of their way politically to enforce multiculturalism in their society to the point that Muslim-Sharia enclave-zones and even Sharia Law accepted as the rule of law to be enforced in regard to Muslims and to favor Muslims in disputes with non-Muslims.

This European socio-political practice is multiculturalism taken to an insane level of destroying their Western heritage.

The German-speaking nation of Austria is about to embark on a new rule of law path to begin to emphasize the cultural heritage of Austria over the imported Islamic culture. In this case one can say ALAC can be an acronym for Austria Laws for Austrian Courts. This is huge because not too long ago Austria prosecuted and convicted an Austrian politician for hate-speech in speaking the truth about Islam. Of course the Muslim minority is outraged in Austria because of the potential of ending Islam’s favored status in a European nation that still emphasizes multiculturalism over real Liberty and heritage.

Soeren Kern writing for the Gatestone Institute shares the details of this potential Austrian new heritage protection via the rule of law designed to thwart Radical Islam.

JRH 10/22/14
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Austria: Civil Law vs. Sharia Law

October 21, 2014 at 5:00 am

Austria has emerged as a major base for radical Islam and as a central hub for European jihadists to fight in Syria.

The proposed revisions would, among other changes, regulate the training and hiring of Muslim clerics, prohibit the foreign funding of mosques, and establish an official German-language version of the Koran to prevent its "misinterpretation" by Islamic extremists.

Muslims would be prohibited from citing Islamic sharia law as legal justification for ignoring or disobeying Austrian civil laws.

Leaders of Austria's Muslim community counter that the contemplated new law amounts to "institutionalized Islamophobia."

Official statistics show that nearly 60% of the inhabitants of Vienna are immigrants or foreigners. The massive demographic and religious shift underway in Austria, traditionally a Roman Catholic country, appears irreversible.

The Austrian government has unveiled a sweeping overhaul of the country's century-old "Islam Law" that governs the legal status of Austria's Muslim community.

The proposed revisions—which are aimed at cracking down on Islamic extremism in Austria—would regulate the training and hiring of Muslim clerics, prohibit the foreign funding of mosques, and establish an official German-language version of the Koran, among other changes.

The government says the modifications would give Muslims legal parity with other religious groups in Austria. But the leaders of Austria's Muslim community counter that the contemplated new law amounts to "institutionalized Islamophobia."

The updated Islam Law (Islamgesetz) was presented as a draft bill to parliament on October 2 and overhauls the current law, which dates back to 1912.

The original law was brought into being to help integrate Muslim soldiers into the Habsburg Army after the Austro-Hungarian Empire annexed Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1908. The law recognized Islam as a religious community in Austria, and allowed Muslims to practice their religion in accordance with the laws of the state.

After the Austro-Hungarian Empire collapsed in the aftermath of World War I, the number of Muslims in Austria was reduced to just a few hundred people. After World War II, however, Austria's Muslim population increased rapidly with the arrival of "guest workers" from Turkey and the Balkans in the 1960s, and refugees from Bosnia in the 1990s.

The Muslim population in Austria now exceeds 500,000 (or roughly 6% of the total population), up from an estimated 150,000 (or 2%) in 1990. The Muslim population is expected to reach 800,000 (or 9.5%) by 2030, according to recent estimates.

Official statistics show that nearly 60% of the inhabitants of Vienna, the capital and largest city of Austria, are immigrants or foreigners.

The massive demographic and religious shift underway in Austria, traditionally a Roman Catholic country, appears irreversible. In Vienna, for example, Muslim students now outnumber Catholic students at middle and secondary schools. Muslim students are also on the verge of overtaking Catholics in Viennese elementary schools.

At the same time, Austria has emerged as a major base for radical Islam. A June 2014 report by the Austrian intelligence agency [BVT] warned of the "exploding radicalization of the Salafist scene in Austria." Salafism is an anti-Western ideology that seeks to impose Islamic sharia law.

Austria has also emerged as a central hub for European jihadists seeking to fight in Syria, because Austria's geographic location provides easy access to land routes through the Balkans.

Austrian Islamist known as Abu Hamza al-Austria

In an interview with Austrian Public Radio Ö1-Morgenjournal, the Austrian Minister for Integration and Foreign Affairs, Sebastian Kurz, said the rapid rise of Islam in Austria has rendered the old Islam Law obsolete. A new law is needed, he said, to stipulate more clearly the rights and responsibilities of Muslims living in the country.

From now on, according to Kurz, Muslims residing in Austria will be expected to adhere to Austrian values and to acknowledge the primacy of Austrian law over Islamic Sharia law. In practice, he said, this means that Muslims would be prohibited from citing Islamic law as legal justification for ignoring or disobeying Austrian civil laws. Sharia law has "no place" in Austria, he stressed.

The new law would regulate at least a dozen separate issues, including relatively non-controversial matters such as Muslim holidays, Muslim cemeteries, Muslim dietary practices and the activities of Muslim clergy in hospitals, prisons and the army.

More significantly, however, the bill seeks to limit the religious and political influence of foreign governments within the Austrian Muslim community by prohibiting foreign countries—presumably Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the Arab Gulf states—from financing Islamic centers and mosques in Austria.

The legislation also seeks to prevent the growth of a parallel Islamic society in Austria by regulating mosques and requiring clerics to be trained exclusively at Austrian universities. The new law would require Muslim groups to terminate the employment of clerics who have criminal records or who are deemed to pose a threat to public safety.

The new restrictions—including an employment ban for foreign clerics in Austria—would apply especially to Turkey: 65 of the 300 Muslim clerics working in Austria are Turkish civil servants whose salaries are being paid for by the Turkish government's Religious Affairs Directorate, the Diyanet.

Muslims leaders in Austria say that in the absence of foreign funding, many mosques in Austria would have to be "closed immediately" because they are not financially viable apart from outside support. Moreover, they argue, the prohibition of foreign funding violates the constitution because the same restrictions are not being applied to Christians or Jews.

The foreign funding restrictions, however, do not appear to apply to the Vienna-based King Abdullah International Center for Inter-Religious and Inter-Cultural Dialogue. Critics say the multi-million-dollar institution, which was inaugurated in November 2012, is an effort by Saudi Arabia to establish a permanent "propaganda center" in central Europe from which to spread the anti-Western Wahhabi sect of Islam throughout the rest of Europe.

The new Islam Law also requires the Austrian Muslim community to agree on a standardized German-language translation of the Koran, the Hadiths and other Islamic religious texts. The government has argued that an official version of the texts would prevent their "misinterpretation" by Islamic extremists.

"There are countless translations, countless interpretations," Kurz told public radio Ö1. "We will be pushing for this vigorously. It is also in the interest of the Muslim community that words are correctly interpreted and reproduced."

However, Muslim leaders say it would be next to impossible for Sunnis, Shiites and Alawites to agree on a "correct" translation of the Koran. In any event, they say, the state cannot outlaw alternative translations.

A group called Muslim Youth of Austria [MJÖ] has described the new Islam Law as an "intolerable legal scandal" that seeks to "place the broad mainstream of Muslims either under state supervision, or to split them into weak and therefore meaningless groups."

The president of the Austrian Islamic Community [IGGiÖ], Fuat Sanac, says the new law is "naïve" and treats Muslims as "second-class" citizens: "We do not agree with the draft Islam Law. It was presented to the public without our approval."

Sanac has vowed to file an appeal with Austria's constitutional court to stop the new law, which he says "risks humiliating" the country's Muslim population.

Kurz maintains that the primary purpose of the new Islam Law is to establish the "primacy of national law over religious law."

The government hopes the new law will be approved by Parliament in November and enter into force sometime in 2015. However, Muslim opposition to the initiative may mean that the 1912 version of the law will remain unchanged for the foreseeable future.
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U.S. ALAC to Austrian ALAC?
John R. Houk
© October 22, 2014
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Austria: Civil Law vs. Sharia Law

Soeren Kern is a Senior Fellow at the New York-based Gatestone Institute. He is also Senior Fellow for European Politics at the Madrid-based Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos / Strategic Studies Group. Follow him on Facebook and on Twitter.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Expose Islam’s True Ideology

Islam Spread by Sword

Dajjal has posted two comments on the post by Norma Zager entitled “Two Roads Converge for Mankind”. This particular post was located at my NCCR blog (I have two others). Norma’s essay very eloquently writes about the idiocy of tolerating the hate and violence that so often emerges from the theopolitical religion known as Islam.

Norma’s essay inspired some thoughts from Dajjal which is a pseudonym by a blogger that is quite the expert on the nuanced details inherent in Islam. Dajjal can be quite harsh in exposing Islam’s nature to an incredulous West. That is the obvious reason for a pseudonym. Sooo many Counterjihad writers exposing Islam are often the recipients of death threats and murders by adherents of – coughthe religion of peace.

Often Dajjal writes about Islamic concepts as if the reader is on the same level of understanding that he possesses. And Dajjal in an oft times humorous fashion will use a play on words or the lack of capitalization to show disrespect for the religion that does not respect non-Muslim people and non-Muslim concepts that reject Islam. In the process of editing Dajjal’s comment I will endeavor to leave the wordplays intact and provide links to Islamic concepts that at least I have to look up to understand the context. Also the title of this post is derived by me based on my understanding of the Dajjal comment. Dajjal did not grace these important thoughts with his own title.

JRH 10/22/14
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Expose Islam’s True Ideology

By Dajjal

S**t impacts the blades as a consequence of one fatal error: tolerance of evil. We foolishly allowed Communists to hold high government office, even Vice President and to participate in nuclear research leading to the atomic bomb. Thus Russia was able to obtain deadly knowledge, construct their own destructive devices and share with China.

Because we let the enemy get the bomb, we dared not contest them directly when they attacked Korea by proxy. Neither could we confront China in Vietnam.

Vietnam held crucial classes in war and victory. We failed to learn the lessons of denial of sanctuary, seizing and holding territory and persistence.

We failed to apply those lessons in Afghanistan and Iraq, wasting precious blood and treasure for naught but show: the appearance of doing something.

Worse yet, we failed to learn the lesson of the Crusades, Poitiers, Lepanto [pp. 1 & 2] and Vienna. We vainly imagined that wars are won by killing men and destroying material, ignoring the ideas that drive those men to attack.

Only Allah has the right to be worshipped. Allah alone has the right to rule and govern, his legislative power is exclusive. Muslims must secure Allah’s rights by their swords, failing to make the endeavor condemns them to Hellfire. Jihad guarantees admission to Allah’s celestial bordello. While Muslims believe that s**t, heads will roll and blood will flow regardless of pinprick air attacks. Even if you decimate their ranks, the remnant will regroup, reproduce, rearm and resume their attacks in the fullness of time.

Victory will not be obtained without the complete destruction of Islamic Iman [Blog Editor: At first glance I thought “Iman” was a typo of Imam. Now I am not so sure. See HERE and HERE]. Open “The Quranic Concept of War” [PDF photocopy of original book] to page 58 and read through page 60 to obtain a clue.

We will pay the price of failure of Crusaders & colonizers to destroy Iman. We will pay the price for not nuking Islam off the face of the earth in the aftermath of the Accursed Abomination. It will be a high price in blood, treasure and grief.

If you believe that God commissioned you to conquer the world and establish his kingdom; if you believe that you will be blessed if you undertake the mission and damned if you don’t, what will you do. What are Muslims doing? Get a clue before it is too late, before Iran obtains nukes and delivery systems (See Also HERE).

Victory will be obtained only by some combination of apostasy and extinction. We can work on the apostasy part, making mujahideen extinct is the government’s duty.

Dajjal Thoughts Continue

The entire house of cards rests on the reputation of Kauthar, AKA Muhammad (See HERE and HEREBlog Editor: These links are intended to show a positive theology of Islam; however if you view this with the idiocy of Muhammad being the perfect human there is little-to-zero positive), held up as the best and greatest of men. His sunnah reveals the truth which we need to popularize. Moe was demon possessed. He was suicidal. He was homicidal. He lusted after infants. He raped prisoners of war whom he made captive.

Dramatize the sunnah in a series of full length docu-dramas. Put them on large and small screens all over the world; show Muslims the truth about their role model.

The producer of “Innocence of Muslims” claims to have two hours in the can. Get it published and distributed. Ali Sina and Mossab Yusuf (SP?) have screenplays. At least one more is already on the shelf. Get them produced and distributed. Show Muslims exactly what they emulate and worship.
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One can find Dajjal scholarship at Crusader's Armory.

Edited by John R. Houk
All linked texts are by the Editor

© Dajjal

Monday, October 20, 2014

Be Free Once More

Comrade BHO will Straighten Out (EO) Constitution Musunderstanding

As a nation that is systematically being dismantled piece by piece by the Obama transformation agenda to turn the USA into a Socialist Western European style society favoring government-down defined forms of representative government, Free Speech and Religious Freedom. Under the Western European paradigm any speech that insults ungodly lifestyles or denigrates any religion that is specifically an antichrist political ideology is a hate-crime punishable by fines, incarceration and/or both.

This essay by Justin Smith addresses the Obama transformation. Justin correctly observes the American voters have placed America in this position believing the lofty lies of Leftist Democrats. It will only be the discernment of American voters that will end the Obama transformation that desires the termination of the Founding Fathers’ grand experiment that brought the greatest nation into existence the world has known to date.

JRH 10/20/14
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Be Free Once More

By Justin O. Smith
Sent: 10/19/2014 3:54 PM

Our Constitutional Republic, once a free republic, is failing through the ignorant, uneducated and ill-informed choices of its Congressmen, Senators and American voters, and it is also failing because many Americans are culpable and willful in their support of actions and policies that negatively impact America. Far too many Americans do not understand or do not care that Obama's Siren's call for the Progressive fundamental transformation of America is found nowhere in the principles that built America, and many do not care that this is being done by unconstitutional means.

There was a time when there existed fine, decent Democrats, liberal only in the classical sense, who loved America and worked for Her in a benevolent fashion. Senator Joe Lieberman (CT) was one such Democrat, who was a foreign policy hawk. Another such Democrat was Senator Henry "Scoop" Jackson (WA _served from 1953-1983), who was a leading "anti-communist" hawk. But today, the Democratic Party and nearly all Democrats are ultra-socialist, right on the verge of being outright communists and fascists.

Democrats Kaye Hagan (NC), Mark Begich (Alaska), Mary Landrieu (LA), Mark Udall (CO), Jeanne Shaheen (NH) and many other Democrats are all currently distancing themselves from President Obama in preparation for the November 4th election. All of these Senators voted with Obama's agenda 95% of the time, according to the Congressional Quarterly Roll Call calculators. Voting for any Democratic leader is voting for the Progressive Movement's legislative agenda and Obama's fundamental transformation of America.

For six years America has careened through a sluggish economy worsened by Democrat economic policies advocated by Obama that come straight from Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. They didn't work then and they haven't worked today, as we find approximately 100 million Americans now receiving government assistance of some sort.

Democrat policies from Roosevelt's era have been greatly expanded upon by the Progressives of Obama's new marxofascist based Democratic Party, because dependent people equal an easily controlled population. Many Americans on welfare today could have been productive, if only they had been encouraged to be independent. But, their entire lives the Democrats so convinced them that they could not succeed under the free market system and Adam Smith's Capitalism, which they never really tried. And this is immoral, but then immoral pretty well describes the entire Progressive platform of ideas.

Increasingly Americans are experiencing Progressive Democrats' tyranny, just as in California where Democrat Governor Jerry Brown and a Democrat supermajority in the legislature seized control of all ground water supplies in the state this past September, under the guise of conservation and due to a drought of their own making. More of these Agenda 21 based regulations are due to go into effect nationally in November, despite efforts to block them (HR5078), and they are setting the stage for the biggest land grab in U.S. history, in terms of power over land use, at the hands of Progressive Democrat bureaucratic political hacks and unelected despots.

President Obama can only use an Executive Order to supplement previously existing law passed by Congress, not to make new law in his current manner. When Obama issues Executive Orders, such as the Dream Act, that go astray of Constitutional limits and when bureaucracies, such as the EPA, are able to bind Americans through regulations, not law, it is extra-legal. One also is denied their Constitutional rights if forced to arbitrate any disputed matter through a bureaucrat, as this places administrative power above the law, side-stepping the courts and judges.

Along with Obama's boastful disregard for the Constitution, Obama and the Progressive Democrats have worked tirelessly to undermine Christianity and Our American Heritage, as witnessed by their support of homosexual "marriages" (nothing "gay" about it) and their assault on Hobby Lobby's position regarding birth control. They don't "mean well" and they don't give a damn about America or anything outside their Progressive ideology.

Disagree with the Democrat divisive platform and the opposition is accused of hatred: If you oppose illegal immigration, you hate Hispanics. If you have concerns about Islam in America, you hate Muslims. If you oppose Affirmative Action, you must hate blacks. And if you oppose "gay" marriage, you must hate homosexuals - "well - hmmm?" One out of four ain't bad. I'll let Ya'll figure it out. (Just joking folks - please, no hate mail).

Six years of Democratic failed policies have shown that voting for the Democratic Party is both foolish and dangerous for the nation. Our border patrol agents are used to nullify immigration law, allowing terrorists to cross our borders. The Justice Department now enforces U.S. law through race-based initiatives. Every vote for Obamacare and its death panels, the most destructive legislation in U.S. history, came from the Democratic Party. The Islamic State has set the Middle East ablaze due to Obama's and Democratic support of the Muslim Brotherhood and Obama's insistence on complete withdrawal from Iraq. And now, the incurable and deadly Ebola virus and previously eradicated diseases, like tuberculosis, are in America due Obama's "open borders" policy and his ideological idiocy.

But isn't this what Americans wanted after all - "Hope and Change"?

Americans themselves are largely responsible for their own misery. One hundred and eleven million eligible voters, 45%, stayed home in 2012, while 27.4% believed Obama's lies and pie in the sky promises and voted for "free" handouts and government benefits. 25.3% voted to be left alone by the government.

Incompetence has become the rule at many of the highest levels of government and in private businesses. Corporations like GM now seek protections and monopolies. Obama's and John Kerry's bungling will soon ensure that Iran has nuclear ICBMs, while the U.S. space program is compromised by its reliance on Russian, an old enemy renewing its adversarial position. It takes 10-15 years now to build a bridge that used to take 3 years, because of environmental studies required by the EPA. It takes an average of seven years to get a mining permit. And $7.2 trillion of new Obama debt has the U.S. debt at $17.8 trillion, undermining our fiscal responsibility to future generations.

Friederich Hayek, renowned economist, once remarked that having "seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence on a tyrant (Hitler) has made our generation understand that to choose one's government is not necessarily to secure one's freedom."

Thomas Jefferson, the third U.S. President, simply stated, "Educate and inform the whole mass of the people ... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."

Our Founding Fathers didn't expect government to control every aspect of the American people's lives, as Obama and the Progressives are now doing by using the IRS against political opponents and telling us what medical insurance we can purchase. The Founders had survived tyranny, and they wrote the Constitution as a promise to the American people that government would be kept out of our private lives. Nobody - not elected Progressive officials, not Obama - gets to dictate how we live our lives, and Americans can remain a free people, a republic, despite Obama's numerous lawless edicts and threats of one man rule, by sending the message in November that WE are restoring Our U.S. Constitution.

By Justin O. Smith
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Edited by John R. Houk

© Justin O. Smith

SLMP taking up Asiya case to Supreme Court


Published by NewsInCountrys
Published on Oct 17, 2014

The Voice of the Martyrs and Cornerstone Television Network have made a video asking people to pray for Asia Bibi, the woman sentenced to death for making 'blasphemous' comments about the prophet Mohammed.

Pakistani Christian woman is sentenced to hang for 'blasphemous' comments about prophet Mohammed during row with Muslim women who refused to share water

A Pakistani Christian woman has been sentenced to hang after she was accused of making 'blasphemous' comments about the prophet Mohammed during an argument.

While working as a berry picker in 2009, 46-year-old Asia Bibi got into a dispute with a
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Shamim Masih reports that SLMP Chairman Sohail Johnson is taking up Asia Bibi’s cause to fight the Pakistan Blasphemy Law conviction by appealing to Pakistan’s highest court.

Here are some recent storylines giving perspective to Asia Bibi’s persecution as a Christian:





JRH 10/20/14
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SLMP taking up Asiya case to Supreme Court

By Shamim Masih
Sent: 10/19/2014 6:42 AM

ISLAMABAD: The time has come that minority parliamentarians need to take a stand; it is time to reopen the debate on the blasphemy law in Pakistan, said Sohail Johnson, chairman Sharing Life Ministry Pakistan (SLMP) [About SLMP]. After the decision of a special division bench of LHC, upholding the death sentence of Asiya Bibi, my heart leapt out to see her kids and after sitting with the Aashiq Masih and her kids, I decided to take this case and now SLMP is going to file an appeal in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, announced Sohail Johnson.

Shamim Masih, Ashiq Masih (Asia's husband) & Sohail Johnson
    
Shamim Masih, Ashiq Masih (Asia’s husband) and Sohail Johnson


According to the details, a farm worker, mother of 5, is [being] kept away from her children for five years and four month. Yes, Asiya Bibi, dared to drink water in the cup of her co-workers in the field. Asiya became the victim of prejudice and greed and was accused of committing blasphemy. She has been in jail since June 19, 2009. She was awarded death sentence by the additional District and Sessions Judge Justice Muhammad Naveed Iqbal, despite the lack of evidence on November, 2010. On 16th October, 2014, a special division bench of the Lahore High Court dismissed the appeal, condemned Christian woman Asiya Bibi and upheld her death sentence on the blasphemy charges.

Ashiq Masih, the husband of the poor lady, was bitterly weeping when I met him. He said, it [i.e. Sohail Johnson’s announcement] was a ray of hope but the rejection of the appeal has shattered his confidence on Pakistani courts. He confidently said that judges were under pressure. He is still not in the position to control his nerves and how his children will survive, who were hoping their mother [would] come back home. But still he is hopeful and will go for the next judicial avenue – the Supreme Court of Pakistan to appeal.

According to her husband, the counsel, was weak and couldn’t convince the judge. He said he will choose the best lawyer of the town in the apex court [common description of Pakistan’s highest court which is a Supreme Court]. Ashiq Masih [placed] blame that [the Muslims] Asma and Mafia. [These two] are the sisters [accusing culprits]. And they falsely implicated Asiya Bibi in the blasphemy case because they felt disgraced and dishonored on the basis of altercation [at the Muslim designated well] and [the] hard words extended to them by Asiya Bibi when they denied drinking water brought by her for them.

Ashiq Masih was also critical of the role of some Christian non- government organizations in this regard. He said some of them have worked to worsen the situation. A number of lawyers and non-government organizations are in the race to take credit but are not doing anything practical. A human rights champion reportedly has supported [Asiya Bibi with] just 3000 Rs. [Pakistan Rupees] ever since, but have been gathering millions of the funds in her name [that Asiya has not benefited from], he added.

Be Blessed,

Shamim Masih
Diplomatic Correspondent
Daily Khabrian – in Urdu (PakBiz.com description – in English) & Channel - 5
Human Rights Activist

For Americans especially, I have discovered the best way to donate to Shamim Masih is via Western Union sending this LINK to a Western Union agent in Islamabad. Include Shamim’s phone - +92-300-642-4560
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Edited by John R. Houk
Text and links enclosed by brackets are from the Editor.

© Shamim Masih