Thursday, November 18, 2010

Imran Latif Murdered in Pakistan over Blasphemy Accusation

It seems to be quite easy to get someone killed in Pakistan. If someone annoys you, you simply say, "Hey! He spoke against Muhammad!" or "He burned the Qur'an!" Then you can sit back and rely on Muslim rage to kill your enemy.

A man accused of blasphemy was shot and killed near his home in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore shortly after being granted bail by a court, according to a media report.

Imran Latif, 22, was accused of burning pages of the Quran in a case registered at Sherakot police station in Lahore and spent five months in jail.

He was released on bail on November 3 after the man who filed the complaint of blasphemy told the court he was not sure that Latif was guilty.

Latif was shot by armed men near his home on November 11 but police learnt only later that he had been accused of blasphemy, the Express Tribune newspaper reported.

Inspector Rafique Ahmed, who is investigating the murder, said Latif's killing was likely linked to the blasphemy case. "No Muslim tolerates a man who commits blasphemous acts," he said. (Read more.)


Lindert said...

The most disturbing part to me is the inspector's comment "No Muslim tolerates a man who commits blasphemous acts". Assuming that he himself is a Muslim, he is implying he could see himself committing such a murder too. At the least he confirms with his statement the inherent violence that Islam inspires in many 'believers' towards 'infidels'/'hypocrites'.

minoria said...

Remember the case of Asi Bibi,the 45 year old Christian woman from Pakistan?She was falsely accused of blasphemy by her neighbor(all of them fanatics)and on Nov 7 was sentenced to be hanged.There is an article on her in ths blog.There is now a PETITION by ASIA NEWS to save her life.I know at least 2,500 have signed,tosign go to:

More on this:

Let us hope a million sign the petition(like in the case of Sakineh,the Muslim woman sentenced to stoning in Iran).Please click and sign.

goethechosemercy said...

In societies where freedom of speech is central, the crime of blasphemy does not exist.

John 8: 24 said...

Hey can one of you post the following CNN videos about Asia Bibi on your blog? It is quite shocking to see how heartless and hateful these Muslims are:

Rafik Responde ao Isla said...

BARMY shop bosses axed a tiny pig from a kids' toy farm set - in case it upset Muslim and Jewish parents.

Read more:

hugh watt said...


What these people should do is tell God He made a big mistake when He made pigs. I mean, how could He have gotten it so wrong!