While the fate of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani in Iran, who narrowly escaped being stoned to death earlier this year, still hangs in the balance, another gruesome Islamo-fascist punishment is on the verge of being carried out in Pakistan. Asia Bibi, a 45-year-old field worker and member of Pakistan's much persecuted Christian minority, was sentenced to death for blasphemy. Yes, blasphemy. In 2010.
Asia Bibi has been in jail for the past year and a half, since she was accused of insulting the Muslim prophet "after she got into a heated argument with Muslim co-workers who refused to drink from a bucket of water she had touched" according to The Freethinker.
She remains in prison, though an appeal to the country's president may mean she will get a stay of execution. Still, she could face a lengthy imprisonment and would be in grave danger of being killed by freelancing fanatics, furious that she was not executed by the government. Following threats, her family is now in hiding, in fear of their lives, according to a recent update on the case.
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