this taxidriver wants a Death fatwa on Harris Ibrahim for criticising Islamic hudud law 

Sherry Rehman joins the ranks of Shabhaz Bhatti and the late Salman Taseer in being marked for death for committing “blasphemy” against the blasphemy law. “Pak ex-minister Sherry Rehman fit to be killed, says cleric,” from the Press Trust of India, January 10:

Islamabad: Several clerics have issued fatwas against former Pakistani minister Sherry Rehman and declared her an infidel for calling for changes in the blasphemy law, prompting civil society activists to register a complaint with police in the port city of Karachi today.
Media reports said the imam of Sultan Masjid, one of Karachi’s biggest mosques, declared Rehman a ‘kaafir’ (infidel) and ‘wajib-ul-qatl’ (fit to be killed) while delivering a sermon after the Friday prayers.
The mosque has close ties to the Saudi Arabian government.
Islamic hardliners who organised a massive rally in Karachi today also issued a pamphlet that named Rehman as a person who “has invoked the religious honour of Pakistan’s Muslims” for calling for changes in the blasphemy law.
The threats came days after a police guard gunned down Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer for criticising the blasphemy law.
Civil society activists today filed a complaint against the imam of Sultan Masjid at the Darakhsan police station in Karachi.
The complaint was registered on behalf of Rehman, a senior leader of the Pakistan People’s Party, Salmaan Taseer’s son Shaan Taseer and journalist Ali Chishti.
In the complaint, the civil society activists alleged that the imam of Sultan Masjid had also lauded Mumtaz Qadri, the policeman who assassinated Salmaan Taseer.
Chishti told the media that civil society groups feared for Rehman’s life following the murder of the Punjab Governor.
Despite the MCA and Gerakan rushing to condemn PAS for restating its long-standing aspiration to introduce hudud law in Kelantan, Christians leaders say there was nothing with such a plan. In fact, all followers of any religion should be encouraged to strive to strengthen their faith, so long as they did not impinge on the rights of others.
The civil society activists said they were proud to be Muslims but rejected murdering people in the name of Islam.
Their safety depends on shoring up their credentials as good Muslims — lest they also become lawful for slaughter as apostates — but even this won’t be enough for those in Pakistan who want to silence all criticism of Islamic law.

Hardliners have been gunning for Rehman since she tabled a private bill in parliament to remove the mandatory death sentence for blasphemy.
Reports have said Rehman has been facing pressure from within the PPP to leave Pakistan for her own security.
Security has been enhanced at Rehman’s residence in Karachi and she has told the media she will not leave Pakistan.

That is the most important thing, to ensure that the rights of other faiths are fully protected. Then what is wrong with hudud in Kelantan or any other state for that matter?” Ramon Navaratnam, past president of Transparency International and a lay Christian leader, told Malaysia Chronicle.

“We should not politicize everything especially religion. It is perfectly natural for a Muslim and a Christian or a Buddhist and a Hindu to strive to strengthen their faith as much as they can and this should be encouraged. It is only wrong when they lose sight of others and start to become extremists in their conduct and practice. So long as the non-Muslims in Malaysia are completely protected, Christians and all other Malaysians should not be narrow-minded and fear for no proper reason.”
Ramon’s statement is supported by the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Dr Paul Tan Chee Ing.
“I say it’s time to allow Muslims in Kelantan, if they so desire, to implement shariah only for them and with that the hudud enactments provided non-Muslims are exempt from its implementation,” said Paul, who is also the titular head of Catholics in the Melaka-Johor diocese.
MCA and Gerakan say NO!
The remarks of the Christian leaders contrast sharply with those from MCA president Chua Soi Lek and Gerakan’s Koh Tsu Koon, both of whom raised heated objections, although their reasons for doing so were not clear.
“MCA’s stand is very clear. We will object strongly to hudud. If Umno wants to implement hudud, we will pull MCA out of Barisan Nasional – simple as that. Our stand is very clear. Umno wants to implement hudud, MCA is no party to it, we’ll get out of it,” Soi Lek told reporters on Friday.
“We’re a country with a Muslim majority but with a significant non-Muslim minority. The basic structure of our constitution preserves this diversity, and that’s why our punitive laws are secular and applies to everyone. We can’t have different sets of laws for each section of society,” Gerakan deputy president Chang Ko Youn said in a statement.
What about Muslim rights then?

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