Woman drinks water from a Muslim’s cup … death sentence.

In the New York Post I saw an article about a Christian woman who was sentenced to death for drinking water from a cup owned by a practitioner of the Religion of Peace.

Sentenced to death for a sip of water
As her religion faces persecution across the Middle East, a Christian woman explains why she faces hanging in Pakistan for the crime of ‘blasphemy’


To her neighbors, Aasiya Noreen “Asia” Bibi, a poor mother of five in the tiny village of Ittan Wali in central Pakistan, was guilty — guilty of being Christian in a nation that is 97% Muslim. For four years she has languished in a prison cell for this, facing death by hanging. Her new memoir, “Blasphemy,” was dictated to her husband from jail, who relayed it to French journalist Anne-Isabelle Tollet. Fifty percent of the proceeds the book will go to support Bibi and her family. Tollet says the situation is dire. Embarrassed by Bibi’s case but still refusing to release her because of angry protests by extremists, the Pakistan government has transferred her to a more remote prison, hoping the 42-year-old dies quietly behind bars, perhaps poisoned by another inmate. Already two government officials who have spoken out on her behalf have been murdered, including Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti, who was killed by the Taliban. In this excerpt, Bibi explains the simple “transgression” that led to her plight.


Read the rest there.

Sts. Nunilo and Alodia, pray for us.

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  1. Genna says:

    This is what the West should be concentrating their minds on. I have been following Asia Bibi’s case since she was convicted on this trumped-up charge of blasphemy by malicious neighbours, via the British-Pakistani Christian Association. The accounts of persecution of Christians are hair-raising.
    I wait for Christian leaders to ask for prayers for Asia and for others persecuted for their love of Christ. So far, in vain.

  2. Cathy says:

    Wow, sounds about as humane as the treatment of the Jewish people by the Nazi’s.

  3. happyCatholic says:

    Our sister in Christ.

  4. MarkG says:

    Islam is a very messed up religion no doubt.

  5. e.davison49 says:

    It looks like your old fan Phyllis Zagano finally caught up to this story. She probably got it because she reads your blog everyday. ;)

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  7. Marcy K. says:

    I was admittedly very ignorant of what really Islam teaches and only know what I see in the news. I just finished Al Kresta’s book Dangers to the Faith: Recognizing Catholicism’s 21st-Century Opponents http://j.mp/OSVKrestaDTF and he has a section on Islam. How can anyone say this “religion of peace” is no threat to us? Asia Bibi is an example of what awaits us. If you look at the Middle East, where Christianity flourished at its beginning, and see almost only minarets and hear the wail of muezzin, you see we are in trouble. We need to be getting our spiritual house in order or we will be overrun.

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