Tag: blasphemy.Islamist

Nigeria: Pastor’s wife killed after blasphemy accusation

Originally published in World Watch Monitor Christians in Kano, the largest city in mainly-Muslim northern Nigeria, were bracing for widespread violence following the June 2 killing of a Christian woman, but the weekend and Sunday services passed without further violence. Bridget Patience Agbahime, 74, originally from the southern state of […]

Pakistan’s Supreme Court makes landmark judgment

Originally published in World Watch Monitor In a landmark judgment on 7 October the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) upheld the death sentence of Malik Mumtaz Qadri, 30, who murdered the former Governor of Punjab, Salmaan Taseer, a liberal Muslim, on 4 January, 2011. Qadri, one of Taseer’s official bodyguards […]