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Pakistani Law Makes Ramadan a Dangerous Time for Religious Minorities

Pakistani Law Makes Ramadan a Dangerous Time for Religious Minorities

By Ammar Anwer

Special to IPT News

Investigative Project on Terrorism

The unconscious man rushed to a Pakistani hospital was covered in filth. 721 more words


More for Blasphemy Day

by Greg Mayer

Following up on the theme for the day, the New York Times reports that in Indonesia, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, the governor of Jakarta, has been convicted of blasphemy against Islam, and has been immediately placed in prison to begin his two year sentence while his lawyers appeal the case. 298 more words


A Ridiculous Travesty

Bali, May 9, 2017

THERE are several things that can be said about the two-year jail sentence meted out to Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaya Purnama (Ahok) for his astoundingly correct but politically incautious observation that matters of religion are often subject to varying interpretations. 825 more words

The Golden Legend is Scary and Yet True

Nadeem Aslam’s recently released ‘The Golden Legend’ is scary and yet true. It is the story of our times. Killings on the name of religion, nation, prophet and cows. 472 more words

Random Notes

RIP Mashal Khan - University Student, Latest Victim of Pakistan’s ‘Blasphemy’ Vigilantism

Here’s the story I wrote for The Wire about journalism student Mashal Khan and his barbaric murder on campus yesterday – a tragedy I felt quite gutted by and felt compelled to write about (text below). 1,632 more words


Another Dead Blasphemer

| by Malhar Mali |

Yesterday a man lost his life in Pakistan because of what he wrote on a social network. Mashal Khan, who identified as “The Humanist” on Facebook, was… 979 more words