Asia Bibi Heading To Canada After Acquittal Upheld

Good news.

Asia Bibi – a Pakistani Christian woman who had been sentenced to death for blasphemy – is heading to Canada.

Her previous acquittal was upheld by Pakistan’s Supreme Court.

Asia Bibi’s daughters are already in Canada after being granted asylum.

As noted by the Associated Press, “Pakistan’s blasphemy law is often used to settle scores or intimidate followers of minority religions, including Shiite Muslims. A charge of insulting Islam can bring the death penalty, and the mere accusation of blasphemy is sometimes enough to whip up vengeful mobs, even if courts acquit defendants. A provincial governor who defended Bibi was shot and killed, as was a government minority minister who dared question the blasphemy law.”

According to Bibi’s lawyer Saiful Malook, Bibi said “I am really grateful to everybody. Now after nine years it is confirmed that I am free and I will be going to hug my daughters.”

The Chief Justice of Pakistan’s Supreme Court, “Asif Saeed Khan Khosa led the panel that dismissed the petition asking the court to review its Oct. 31 acquittal of Bibi and to send her back to prison and eventual execution. He said in court that Bibi’s accusers were guilty of perjury and if the case had not been so sensitive, they should have been jailed for life. “The image of Islam we are showing to the world gives me much grief and sorrow,” Khosa said.”

The case was a showdown between mainstream Muslims and radical Islamists. Islamists had repeatedly pushed for Bibi to be killed, while moderates in the country pushed back.

This is good news for the future of Pakistan, as it shows that there are people there committed to the rule of law, even at the severe risk to themselves from Islamist violence.

And it’s great news for Asia Bibi, who was persecuted for being a Christian and has now been granted her well-deserved freedom.

Spencer Fernando

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D.D.

Thank God that she’s out of Pakistan.

Joe

We truly deserve the economic hell-hole that Canada is becoming…

Ivan Hawkes

This is a reflection of the mentality that Justin is happy to inflict onto Canadians. Extreme Islamist values in the ISIS murdering raping torturing psychopaths that Justin is excited to bring to live here to influence young impressionable minds at the mosque. Some people are psychopaths, and can be found in corporate circles, in military circles, in twisted ideologies, in pretty much any group of extremists. It isn’t only in Islam that warped psychopathic minds exist, but that bunch seem to have plenty available. Justin is following the orders handed DOWN to him from his globalist masters, but that doesn’t… Read more »

Barbara

It brought tears to my eyes to hear this amazing news. Asia Bibi has been through so much and how she survived it all has truly been a miracle. I’m so thankful for Canada stepping up to the plate.

Robert Anes

I am VERY pleased that Canada is accepting Asia. As for the radicals in Pakistan, they will go to the hereafter, and there will NOT be 72 virgins !

Gonzo the Magnificent

Finally a legit refugee.

Daniel Doodle

And yet the accusers, guilty of perjury according to supreme Court Justice, went free. Good news?

Eleanor

Thank you, Jesus.

D. Jerome Hauk

With Canada becoming a haven for Islamists, I fear for her safety. I wonder how Trudeau will be able to provide for that.

godot

The only admirable thing Trudeau has done since taking office in 2015. Welcome to Canada Asia.

Rob Gillespie

I’m glad we’re getting her out. (In spite, one supposes, since she’s a Christian, of Justin the Groper.) Beyond that, though, Canada should not have any sort of diplomatic relations with any country so uncivilized as to have such a thing as a blasphemy law. IT’S NOT THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY ANY MORE.

WALLY

IF POTHEAD IS RE-L=ELECTED , HELL LEGALIZE ALL DRUGS AND BRING IN SHARIA LAW AS YOURE AWARE .