Wednesday, March 2, 2011

As you, rightly, condemn religious extremists in Pakistan for the murder of Bhatti bear in mind, this is exactly the sort of thing religious extremists in Nebraska and South Dakota are trying to legalize in the U.S.

Shahbaz Bhatti's assassination is a bleak counterpoint to Cairo | Peter Preston | Comment is free |

Image via the Guardian

Now here's one especially dismal thing among many others, because it tests principle as well as feeble political resolve. Shahbaz Bhatti, Islamabad's minister for minorities, is assassinated outside his home by four assailants who leave Taliban tracts behind them. Bhatti was a Christian, speaking out for an increasingly oppressed minority and ceaselessly advocating the repeal of Pakistan's blasphemy laws.
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