So once again we find ourselves faced with that rhetorical question -- who are the misunderstanders of Islam? The infidels or the devout? And please spare me Daisy the Con's taqiyya. The deliberate misleaders are fulfilling the religious mandate of taqiyya -- deceiving to advance Islam.
Let the record show that AFDI/SIOA will offer a reward greater than any Muslim cleric to spare the life of this Christian woman. Tell us where to send the check. And we offer her a safe-house here in the US. Can we get the quaggy, Arabist State department on this at once? Holding breath.
Cleric offers Rs500,000 for Aasia’s execution Express Tribune (hat tip Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi)
A prominent cleric on Friday offered a reward of half a million rupees for executing Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman who was sentenced to death by a court on charges of blasphemy.
Maulana Yousaf Qureshi, the Khateeb of the historic Masjid Mohabaat Khan in Peshawar, offered a Rs500,000 reward for anyone who kills Aasia, Online news agency reported.
“No president, no parliament and no government has the right to interfere in the tenets of Islam. Islamic punishment (according to Muslim jurisprudence) will be implemented at all costs,” said Maulana Qureshi.
“We will strongly resist any attempt to repeal laws which provide protection to the sanctity of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH),” Qureshi is reported to have told a rally. “Anyone who kills Aasia will be given Rs500,000 in reward from Masjid Mohabat Khan.”
“We expect her to be hanged and if she is not hanged then we will ask the mujahideen and the Taliban to kill her.”
Jamaat-i-Islami’s provincial spokesperson Israrullah has said that the case should be dealt with in accordance with the Constitution and laws of the land. He said that whatever Maulana Qureshi had said was his own personal opinion and not the party’s stated position.