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Man Shot Dead For 'blasphemy' In Pakistan Courtroom by Originality007: 5:14pm On Jul 29
Tahir Ahmad Naseem, accused of blasphemy by claiming to be a prophet, shot six times during a hearing.

A man accused of blasphemy for claiming that he was a prophet has been shot dead in a courtroom in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, police officials say, the latest violence associated with Pakistan's strict blasphemy laws.

Tahir Ahmad Naseem was shot six times during a hearing in his case at a district court on Wednesday, police official Ijaz Ahmed told Al Jazeera.

"The culprit accepts responsibility for killing him, and says that he killed him for having committed blasphemy," said police official Ahmed. "[The suspect] has been arrested from the scene."

Naseem had been in police custody since 2018 when he was accused of having committed blasphemy by claiming to be a prophet - a violation of Pakistan's strict blasphemy laws that can carry the death penalty for certain offences.

Naseem was accused of having violated sections 295-A, 295-B and 295-C of the Pakistani penal code, which deal with blasphemy against Islam, criminalising, among other things, "defiling the sacred name of the Holy Prophet Muhammad".


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The last offence carries a mandatory death penalty

Blasphemy killings

While no one has yet been executed under Pakistan's strict blasphemy laws, extrajudicial murders and mob violence have become increasingly common in recent years. Since 1990, at least 77 people have been killed in connection with the accusation, according to an Al Jazeera tally.

Those killed include people accused of blasphemy, their family members, and lawyers and judges who have acquitted people accused of the crime.

Others killed in recent years include singers, teachers deemed to be advocating "un-Islamic" practices, and members of the persecuted Ahmadi sect.

In 2018, Pakistan's Supreme Court passed a landmark verdict in the country's most high-profile blasphemy case, acquitting Christian woman Aasia Bibi after she had spent nine years on death row.

The move angered the country's far-right religious parties, leading to widespread protests led by firebrand cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi's Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) party, which has frequently advocated for violence against those accused of blasphemy.

Last week, the provincial assembly in Punjab, Pakistan's most populous province, passed a controversial law on religious issues, giving wide-ranging powers to the government to censor any published material based on vague guidelines of violating religious beliefs.

The law, widely criticised by rights groups, was placed under review on Monday.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/07/man-shot-dead-blasphemy-pakistan-courtroom-200729105816314.html?

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Re: Man Shot Dead For 'blasphemy' In Pakistan Courtroom by Friendlyjoe: 5:17pm On Jul 29
I'm not a religious bigot or stuffs but islam had been a more violent and non-tolerant religion than the rest of the pack.


They should Calm down abit.

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Re: Man Shot Dead For 'blasphemy' In Pakistan Courtroom by IfGodbeforus(m): 5:22pm On Jul 29
Because he said he is a Prophet, his fellow human kills him...

Dead Conscience Generation
Wickedness Drinking Generation
Immoral Supporting Generation
Generation of Murderers and Bloodsuckers
Sodomised Generation

This Generation is totally out of Time. A sure banker Generation for God's Wrath.

The Coming of JESUS is Near HERE

Come into the ark Today!

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Re: Man Shot Dead For 'blasphemy' In Pakistan Courtroom by akure1stson: 5:35pm On Jul 29
and what would dey do to the man, that shot him? nothing..
Lala come and see this

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Re: Man Shot Dead For 'blasphemy' In Pakistan Courtroom by onward4life(m): 5:41pm On Jul 29
Peace is all we want

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Re: Man Shot Dead For 'blasphemy' In Pakistan Courtroom by demolinka(m): 5:53pm On Jul 29
Una dey fight, dey kill person because of say he claim say him na prophet?

Abeg who get second hand thunder...I wan quickly do something

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Re: Man Shot Dead For 'blasphemy' In Pakistan Courtroom by Zetty177x: 5:53pm On Jul 29
Don't help God! Allow God kill those guilty of blasphemy by himself

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Re: Man Shot Dead For 'blasphemy' In Pakistan Courtroom by jericco1(m): 5:53pm On Jul 29
Religious bigots
What people do because of religion is baffling only if they can channel the energy elsewhere

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Re: Man Shot Dead For 'blasphemy' In Pakistan Courtroom by Openbusiness4: 5:53pm On Jul 29
Nawa oh

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Re: Man Shot Dead For 'blasphemy' In Pakistan Courtroom by bjolukolu: 5:53pm On Jul 29
U c wetin we dey talk...

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Re: Man Shot Dead For 'blasphemy' In Pakistan Courtroom by richard870(m): 5:54pm On Jul 29
These guys ought to be in a different planet enjoying whatever comes with their hysterical belief undecided

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Re: Man Shot Dead For 'blasphemy' In Pakistan Courtroom by PureGoldh(m): 5:54pm On Jul 29
Dx peOple no dey hear "Hold on" or "Wait"

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Re: Man Shot Dead For 'blasphemy' In Pakistan Courtroom by Brute2162: 5:54pm On Jul 29
I wonder why Muslims countries don't accept Freedom of speech.

It's absurd

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Re: Man Shot Dead For 'blasphemy' In Pakistan Courtroom by hammer8: 5:54pm On Jul 29
I JUST WANT TO TELL OUR KILLER RELIGIOUS ISLAMIST.

GOD NEVER WANTED HIS CHILDREN KILLED.


ABRAHAM AND ISSAC IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE.

INSTEAD OF ABRAHAM TO KILL ISSAC IN HIS NAME, GOD SHOWED ABRAHAM THE LAMB.



GOD DID NOT SEND YOU AND U WILL BE PUNISHED FOR THE EVIL U DO IN HIS NAME.

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Re: Man Shot Dead For 'blasphemy' In Pakistan Courtroom by Yamleg: 5:54pm On Jul 29
Buhari �

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Re: Man Shot Dead For 'blasphemy' In Pakistan Courtroom by crossfm: 5:55pm On Jul 29
Religious intolerance at its peak. They just killed him in a peaceful way.

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Re: Man Shot Dead For 'blasphemy' In Pakistan Courtroom by dalass(f): 5:55pm On Jul 29
Just because another man claimed he was the last prophet....

Others came and never claimed such. Now he's been dead for centuries/yet the world should not have another prophet?

As if God can't fight infidels or blasphemous people himself! The murderer should be shown the straight way to h3ll! shocked

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Re: Man Shot Dead For 'blasphemy' In Pakistan Courtroom by freshkpomo(m): 5:55pm On Jul 29
Verdict
Re: Man Shot Dead For 'blasphemy' In Pakistan Courtroom by gurunlocker: 5:55pm On Jul 29
Always backward

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Re: Man Shot Dead For 'blasphemy' In Pakistan Courtroom by bigdammyj: 5:55pm On Jul 29
Ok
Re: Man Shot Dead For 'blasphemy' In Pakistan Courtroom by MisterGrace: 5:55pm On Jul 29
1. The killer, who the fxck appointed him as the executioner or judge for allah?

2. Blasphemy against them or who?

3. They kill for apostasy. I mean they kill anyone who renounces islam. What kind of mentality is that?

4. Their foot soldiers (terrorists) kill innocent people who does not share the same belief with them, what kind of demonic act is that?

5. I can't even process this thought of one slowpoke opening fire on another man.

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Re: Man Shot Dead For 'blasphemy' In Pakistan Courtroom by mt77: 5:55pm On Jul 29
Jesus is Lord.

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Re: Man Shot Dead For 'blasphemy' In Pakistan Courtroom by Mercyplease: 5:56pm On Jul 29
Strange times

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