In the News: Pakistan Upholds Death Penalty


by Mustang

Earlier this month, Judge Javed Iqbal Bosal sentenced brothers Qaiser Ayub and Amoon Ayub to death for posting blasphemous material on the Internet.  The Ayub brothers are Christians, and if the death sentence wasn’t enough, Judge Bosal also imposed a fine of ₹100,000 (Pakistan Rupees) (around $720.00).

My readers are probably shaking their heads and thinking, “That Mustang!  This isn’t news!  It happens all the time!”  And, of course, whoever believes such a thing is absolutely correct.  It does happen all the time.  In fact, according to the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), Pakistan is the world’s most pernicious prosecutor of Christians.

No one suggests that the Pakistani government receives money from Saudi Arabia for each Christian murdered, but it is certainly easy to come to such a conclusion — because no other country in the world tortures, rapes, or burns alive more Christians.  Such behavior has become a national pastime — particularly when the Pakistani people find Christian words, expressions, or beliefs objectionable.  Which, to be clear, is nearly everything.  Something to remember before booking your next vacation to Pakistan.

What did the Ayub brothers post to the Internet that was so offensive?  Good question.  We don’t know because no one in Pakistan will offer detailed information about the allegations or the proof.  Here’s what we do know: one of the brothers was dating a Moslem woman.

They argued.  She, in a fit of rage, began searching her former boyfriend’s blog for some evidence that her (former) boyfriend violated Islamic law.  She found the evidence she was looking for embedded in a blog he created on 9 June 2011 — and then promptly filed charges against him alleging blasphemy.  Whatever it was, the evidence was enough to warrant (in the mind of a Pakistani judge) the death penalty.  There is probably a lesson in this — for someone.

Pakistanis regard Christians as second-class citizens: they are discriminated against in every aspect of society — which is, by the way, a caste society.  Church leaders are subject to arrest if they refuse to do what local religious police tell them.  Generally, the arrests are warnings that worse things are not only possible but likely.  In one recent example, Pakistani officials notified Christians that COVID-19 inoculations were only possible after converting to Islam.  Worse, Pakistani medical officials placed unprotected Christians into COVID wards.

In February 2022, the Center for Social Justice (CSJ) surveyed the social, political, and religious situation of non-Muslim groups in Pakistani society.  The CSJ report highlighted four areas of concern to Christians in Pakistan — primarily blasphemy and the forced conversion of Christians to Islam  — (or death, as these Christians are free to choose).

The only purpose of the Pakistani blasphemy law is to abuse Christians.  Quite literally, the Pakistan government files dozens of cases of blasphemy against Christians and then uses the legal system to murder them.  The official numbers are low, but when adding to those statistics, the number of capital punishments by religious vigilantes and zealots, the numbers of Christian deaths is extraordinarily high.

So far in 2022, Pakistani Imams have forced 38 Christian women to convert to Islam — and, since there are no repercussions for doing such things, Islamists continue to assault Christian women.  In the past decade, the Christian population in Pakistan decreased from 8.3 million to 7.8 million.  How is this possible?  False accusations of blasphemy lead to mob violence, kidnappings, forced marriages, and conversions.

Here’s the rub about Pakistan and its relationship with the United States.  First, Pakistan is (and has always been) a client state of Saudi Arabia.  Pakistan not only gave aid and comfort to Osama Bin-Laden, but it also provided tens of thousands of unemployed/unemployable Pakistani and Arabian fighters to Taliban and Al Qaeda forces operating in Afghanistan.  One wonders why the United States treats the Pakis as friends rather than enemies.

Of course, I’m no attorney — but if the Ayub brothers ask me for my recommendation vis-à-vis their recent conviction, I will advise them not to pay the ₹100,000 fine.

Mustang also blogs at Fix Bayonets and Thoughts From Afar

The struggle of Pakistan’s Christians

19 Responses to “In the News: Pakistan Upholds Death Penalty”

  1. Baysider Says:

    The muslim minority in Nigeria was confined to their area of the country until the British arrived with Pax Britannica and the power to enforce a law code that overruled local infighting. When the British left, that vacuum re-created much of how it had been before, except now Muslims were spread throughout the country under the ‘safety’ of the British.

    Pivoting to the middle east, we have unsuccessfully insinuated ourselves into a region with a Pax Americana fantasy that others share our impulse for ‘democracy’ which is total political un-obtanium. The good will and influence we once had has long been squandered. That leaves brute force, or the dominance of being the strong horse for influence. The former didn’t work out so well, now did it? The latter has won more circumspect action from dictators (we went ’round and ’round this with the Soviets) than any amount of sniveling from a weak president who lacks the prestige and influence to deal and twist arms behind the scenes as others might have. When you feel free to ‘feel your oats’ you’re more likely to poke your finger in the eye of your opponent by proxy, which public persecution of your Christian citizen (who by default shares an identity with the U.S.) is. It adds to their burden, being Christian. I can only pray.

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    • Mustang Says:

      Praying is a good option when the State Department is overflowing with imbeciles. Truly. The good news is that our imbeciles are better than those of any other country. Yay America! And that’s how we got to the point of kissing Middle Eastern asses! Otherwise, maybe the U.S. State Department could actually develop a policy that would communicate this country’s insistence that all nations respect all religions … insofar as religious traditions do not violate civil law, such as murder by decapitation or stoning ex-wives.

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  2. geeez2014 Says:

    With everything else that’s destroying America at the hands of Biden and his handlers, I think many of us had forgotten we have MUSLIMS to worry about, too! And yes, just when we need TOUGH, honest leadership which can control these rogue nightmare countries…we have little Joey, who needs his wife to lead him away from a podium. OY. And poor Israel….the land where Palestinians can live but they won’t allow Jews in THEIR country; the one our Leftwing college kids think is the ‘aggressor’…you can’t make up ANYTHING bad enough to match what’s going on today.

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  3. Mustang Says:

    Well, about those far-reaching implications …

    Islam has been a pain in our ass for far too long — and rather than learning anything worthwhile from these dismal experiences (going back 200 years), we only seem to make things worse by digging a deeper hole. Currently, each political party has its own favorite sand denizen. Democrats love the Iranians. Republicans lust after the Arabs. Both seem to cater to Jews because of their campaign contributions. But there are no adults in the room, so we keep spinning around in circles, providing much mirth to those who will, one day, destroy us all.

    The destruction of the West won’t happen in my lifetime, but it will happen. I challenge you to try to imagine what it will be like for your great-grandchildren to live in a nation controlled by the likes of Rashida Talib and Ilhan Omar. If you think the nation’s capital is stupid now, just you wait. America will not only be stupid, but it will also be intolerant as well. If you don’t like going to church once a week now, just wait until religious police force you to pray toward Mecca five times a day (on pain of death if you refuse).

    Fixing that future problem demands our attention now, but we instead elect morons such as Clinton, Bush, Obama, and Biden. So, I’m afraid we’re locked into hell on earth, and this means that there won’t be a civilized west — or a Christian society anywhere on earth. France has already been conquered; Britain is next on the chopping block, Islamists are quietly taking over in South and Central America, and Canada is ready to accept Sharia Law as their standard. Think about this for a moment. The world will never again hear the beautiful voices of Andre Bocelli or Sarah Brightman — Islamists will not permit it. Obama already gave us this warning when he said there is nothing more beautiful than the Islamic call to prayer. How screwed up is that?

    In any case, after America’s final implosion and conversion to Islam, there will only be Russia (and staunch “far-right defiers” such as the Polish and Czechs) remaining. And the only thing the politically correct blockheads will have achieved is moving humankind back to the dark ages — once again.

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    • Bill Heffner Says:

      I started seeing serious, definitive and inescapable signs of the collapse of the US about 25 years ago but took some comfort in the fact that, being 50 years old at the time, that collapse would not happen in my lifetime. I am 79 now, and I am by no means sure that the complete collapse will await my departure. The pace of collapse is accelerating very rapidly, and we cannot last much longer unless we change course. What would cause such a change of course?

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      • Mustang Says:

        I would have thought something on the order of 9/11 would cause a change in our direction … but I was as wrong as I could possibly be on that one. So I guess I have to say that I’m clueless.

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    • peter3nj Says:

      We’re making it easy for Islam to move in as we thin our herd through abortion, same sex marriage, legal and illegal drug abuse along with the dissolution of our borders. One day we may eventually move the Gateway Arch from St Louis to Tijuana.

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      • Mustang Says:

        You’re right Peter. What do you think the likely consequences are of bringing in 600,000 refugees from Syria, none of which have a snowball’s chance in hell of making a positive contribution to American society? So, the Saudis will build another 30 or 40 mosques next to American pig farms and then sue the farmer to remove his pigs, and the law will stand behind the Islamists. Now, in addition to the 600,000 non-bacon-eating Syrians, we have thousands of Islamists illegally making their way across our southern border pretending to be LBFMs who simply want freedom and equality (and there’s nothing in Islam that promises that). I wonder, if most Americans realized the extent to which Hezbollah is infiltrating and setting up shop in Argentina and Venezuela, would that wake anyone up? My guess is not only no, but hell no. P.S. We’ve known this since before the turn of the century …

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      • bunkerville Says:

        I just read they are setting up a Muslim camp on the Mexico border. That should work,

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  4. markone1blog Says:

    One thing that I heard on talk radio regarding the case of the two brothers accused of blasphemy against the “prophet” is that they are being accused of posting to the Internet although they have no means of accessing the Internet. As Christians, they don’t have access to the mosque library. They have no phones. They have no computers. Still, that doesn’t matter to the Pakistani court.

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    • Mustang Says:

      The Pakistanis have atomic weapons. Given their relationship with Saudi Arabia, you can bet that the Saudis have atomic weapons, too. This is probably why Iran wants atomic weapons and why the Israelis are nervous nellies. Pakistan’s harassment of Christians is bad, but the only thing worse than Pakistan having atomic weapons is if Pakistan decided to use them — and there is no shortage of potential targets for Pakistani atomic weapons. Oh, and delivery systems? You can thank China for those. In this dangerous environment, the American people elected a moron as their president. Wow.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        No doubt Biden tooling around in Saudi Arabia soon should be just the ticket for cooling things down…. I shudder at the thought of it.

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      • peter3nj Says:

        …and wasn’t it our cigar smoking dress staining cunilinguist president who gave the Chicoms the missal guidance systems making it possible for them to wipe out democrat enclaves like Washington DC?

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      • markone1blog Says:

        Don’t forget that President Billy (in order to match the détente achieved by Nixon in China) had companies who supported NASA give China the science to make their missile gyroscopes work. Even Russia wasn’t that dumb.

        Maybe that is part of why Hillary later went to Russia and sold our uranium. You know, to balance things out for those two.

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      • peter3nj Says:

        Mark
        Literally a case of tit for tat?

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    • Baysider Says:

      “who gave the Chicoms the missal guidance systems” – indeed it was. A Ron Brown trade mission downgrading the technology from military to commercial.

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