Veena Malik, a Pakistani actress, her husband and the owner of a TV station were arrested and sentenced to decades in prison for participating in a mock wedding with religious music playing in the background. The performance was considered a violation of their blasphemy laws and a religious leader was offended.
The actress received a 26-year sentence and has vowed to appeal the sentence.
‘The malicious acts of the proclaimed offenders ignited the sentiments of all the Muslims of the country and hurt the feelings, which cannot be taken lightly and there is need to strictly curb such tendency,’ the order said.
It’s unlikely the sentence will be carried out since the region where the verdict was passed has a judicial system that does not apply to the rest of the country.
The station was involved in a military struggle at the time and it is believed the military were behind destroying the station, which is what happens there are tyrannical laws.
This is the allegedly blasphemous video:
Blasphemy laws are becoming increasingly popular throughout the world.
Don’t think it couldn’t one day happen here. There is pressure around the world to bring us into line.
Last year, the Obama Justice Department warned us that using social media to spread information considered inflammatory against Muslims could constitute a violation of civil rights. They hoped to limit free speech if it insulted Muslims but it didn’t go anywhere.
Back in 2011, Hillary Clinton, representing Barack Obama as his Secretary of State, met with officials from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in an attempt to hammer out a deal that would align our free speech rights with their declaration of human rights.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), according to Wiki, is an international organization consisting of 57 member states. The organization attempts to be the collective voice of the Muslim world (Ummah) and attempts to safeguard the interests and ensure the progress and well-being of Muslims.
The OIC has a permanent delegation to the U.N. They have been critical of the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights because it doesn’t follow Shari’ah Law.
One of the most fundamental concerns of Islam and Shari’ah Law is slander. Slander against God is the worst form of slander. We have seen the reaction of some Islamists to criticism of Mohammed.
Slander in Shari’ah extends far beyond God. Their understanding of slander, and their manner of dealing with it, is very different than ours.
Many Islamists hope to establish caliphates throughout the world – it is their mission. One of the approaches strict Islamists use to further their goals is to categorize any criticism of their religion and their followers as slander.
It is used to control people.
The OIC hoped to get the Obama administration to agree to Resolution 16/18 which would forbid some forms of slander in this country and their idea of slander is often along the lines of what you saw at the beginning of this post.