The Silliness Of Blasphemy In Islam And The Imprisonment Of A Child

by INFIDEL on February 2, 2011

“The police have said that they cannot report exactly what was written in the exam paper as doing so would also amount to blasphemy.”

Isn’t this encouraging? Wouldn’t the world and the United States more gracious, more loving, more tolerable if there were crimes that could not be spoken but only broken. How would you like to be convicted of a crime in which showing the evidence is against the law? Well, that’s what happened to a 17 year old in Pakistan.

Muhammad Samiullah was charged “under Pakistan’s “blasphemy law,” article 295-C of the criminal code, for allegedly including derogatory remarks about the Prophet Muhammad in his answers on a written school exam in April 2010.” Who knows what Muhammad wrote on his paper. Remember that attempting to draw the prophet Muhammad is an offense that could get you killed. To think about it, would it be a capital offense to ponder if the prophet Muhammad stunk from time to time?

When I read stories like this it makes me think that either allah or the prophet Muhammad was wrong. Think about it. What since does it make to create a blasphemy law that cannot be proved was broken? If a court cannot give evidence of my crime then did I commit it? If the Islamic law police are not perfect because only allah is perfect, then how can we be sure that those convicted of blasphemy are truly guilty?  We can’t! {Read story here}

Consider Javed Ahmad Ghamidi, who is a Islamic scholar who openly questions the blasphemy laws in Pakistan and is hunted down.

A prominent Islamic scholar has launched a blistering attack onPakistan‘s blasphemy laws, warning that failure to repeal them will only strengthen religious extremists and their violent followers.

“The blasphemy laws have no justification in Islam. These ulema [council of clerics] are just telling lies to the people,” said Javed Ahmad Ghamidi, a reformist scholar and popular television preacher.

Although other Islamic scholars share Ghamidi’s views on blasphemy, none dared air them so forcefully. “Ghamidi is a voice of reason in a babble of noises seemingly dedicated to irrationality,” said Ayaz Amir, an opposition politician and opinion columnist.

Ghamidi’s voice stands out because he attacks the blasphemy law on religious grounds. While secular critics say it is abused to persecute minorities and settle scores, Ghamidi says it has no foundation in either the Qur’an or the Hadith – the sayings of the prophet Muhammad. “Nothing in Islam supports this law,” he said. {Read story here}

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