On Sunday I wrote about the 11 year old girl who had been arrested in Pakistan for blasphemy. The British Pakistani Christian Association held a demonstration on Wednesday outside the Pakistani Embassy demanding her release. See a full report at their blog where they quote the 1947 inaugural speech of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali, the founding father of Pakistan:
"You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place of worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed that has nothing to do with the business of the State."As the BPCA rightly say,
He would be turning in his grave right now if he knew how the apparatus of the Pakistan State is being cynically used against defenceless minority faiths.Thanks be to God, the blogs have generated media interest in this outrage and the Pakistani Government has had to take notice.
The band Ooberfüse which I have mentioned before on this blog released a new song "Turn the Tide" which they performed live outside the Pakistan Embassy.
As they sang: SET HER FREE!