The pious assassin of the pakistan governor who was shot dead in cold blood because he criticized Islamic blasphemy laws (the sharia) was showered with rose petals.
[Jihad murder victim, Governor] Taseer had recently spoken out in defense of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy and calling for the law to be struck down, drawing ire from Islamist parties. Recently on Twitter, Mr. Taseer had been calling for people to demonstrate on the street against the blasphemy laws, which date to the dictatorship of former military Gen. Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq in the 1980s.
Consistent with Islam's 1,400 year history, the moderate, reasoned voices are eliminated. Always. And still. The reformers are the true "radicals." Moderates have no theological leg to stand on in Islam. Period.
Obama say, Respect it!
The following email and post shows how openly this Canadian Muslim group is hailing the assassin of the Pakistani Governor as a "Ghazi" (Holy Warrior of Islam). (hat tip Ravi)
Ghazi Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, centre, the accused killer of Punjab province Gov. Salman Taseer, arrives at court in Islamabad on Wednesday.
LAWYERS showered the suspected killer of a prominent Pakistani governor with rose petals when he arrived Wednesday for his first court appearance.
Ghazi Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, 26, was remanded in custody in Islamabad court a day after he allegedly sprayed automatic gunfire at Salman Taseer while he was on duty as a bodyguard for the Punjab province governor.
The lawyers who tossed handfuls of rose petals over him were not involved in the case. Several government officials and Police personnel also joined and greeted Mumtaz Qadri.
Majority of Ulema (Islamic scholars) and Islamic groups praised the assassination of the outspoken opponent of laws that order death for those who insult Islam. A rowdy crowd slapped the accused on the back and kissed his cheek as he was escorted inside.
As Qadri left the court, a crowd of about 200 sympathizers chanted "death is acceptable for Muhammad's slave." The suspect stood at the back door of an armoured police van with a flower necklace given to him by an admirer and repeatedly yelled "God is great."
More than 500 Ulema and scholars from the group Jamat Ahle Sunnat said no one should pray or express regret for the killing of the governor. The group representing Pakistan's majority Barelvi sect, which follows a brand of Islam considered moderate, also issued a veiled threat to other opponents of the blasphemy laws.
"The supporter is as equally guilty as one who committed blasphemy," the group warned in a statement, adding politicians, the media and others should learn "a lesson from the exemplary death."