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November 11th, 2010
10:58 AM ET

CNN's Reza Sayah and journalist Nasir Habib filed this report:

A Christian woman has been sentenced to  death for blasphemy in Pakistan, two police officials told CNN Thursday.

Asia Bibi was convicted of insulting Islam's prophet, Mohammed, while  working in a field with several Muslim women in a village southwest of Lahore.

She told them the Quran was "fake" and made comments about one of  Mohammed's wives and about his health in his final days, the police complaint  against her said.

She said that "the Quran is fake and your prophet remained in bed for one  month before his death because he had worms in his ears and mouth. He married  Khadija just for money and after looting her kicked her out of the house," local police official Muhammad Ilyas told CNN.

The initial complaint against Bibi was filed on June 14, 2009, by a  Muslim cleric, Ilyas said.

Police say the Muslim women reported the incident to Qari Muhammad Salim,  who later filed the police report. The cleric claims Bibi confessed to him and  apologized.

Muhammad Iqbal, a senior police official in the district of Nankana  Sahib, said she also was fined the equivalent of $1,100.

Police say Bibi was charged with breaking section 295-C of Pakistan's  penal code, which says: "Whoever ... defiles the sacred name of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) shall be punished with death, or imprisonment for life, and shall also be liable to fine."

Former Pakistani Supreme Court Justice Nasir Aslam Zahid told CNN he  doesn't recall a death sentence ever being carried against someone convicted of  breaking Pakistan's anti-blasphemy laws.

Death sentences in these cases are almost always overturned by higher  courts on appeal, he said.

Death sentences are carried out by hanging in Pakistan.

CNN has not yet been able to contact Bibi or her family directly. It is not clear when the sentence was handed down.

 

Pakistan is more than 96 percent Muslim, according to the Pew Forum on  Religion & Public Life.

Posted by: Richard Allen Greene - Newsdesk editor, The CNN Wire
Filed under: Christianity • Islam • Pakistan • Persecution • Uncategorized

soundoff (531 Responses)
  1. DerpDiggler

    That's what you get for going to another country and pretending you're the only one who knows what life is really about, it's called having 'big-head'. Every country has a prefered religion, but none of them are right. They don't follow your jesus for the same reason you don't follow their mohammed guy. As soon as you realize why you dismiss all other gods, you'll realize why others dismiss yours.

    You know those people who stand around New York shouting how the end is near and we're all going to die? Yeah, that's what you look like when you do stuff like that.

    November 11, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • HotAirAce

      While I tend to agree with your view, at the same time I think that any reasonable, thinking person, of any cult but especially atheists, would denounce this sentence. To put anyone to death because a book of supernatural tribal myths says so is barbaric, to say the least, in the 21st century.

      November 11, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
    • David Johnson

      Yep, I agree with HotAirAce.

      November 11, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • sabs

      Sentencing someone to death because they said Jesus's mom wasn't really a virgin, and Jesus rotted in the cave for 3 days before someone went in and snuck his body out.

      That seems a bit harsh.
      Do you get sentenced to death if you say Buddha was an over-eater?

      November 11, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • IReadTheWords

      DerpDiggler said "That's what you get for going to another country..." Well, the article doesn't state that she is a carpetbagger who went to Pakistan. Believe it or Not, there are Christians who are from Pakistan.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • steve

      @saganhill.. Buddhism does not worship a God, unlike the religions you mention. I had to laugh when you called Buddhism a cult. Please name one person suffering under the evil influence of the Buddha, other than yourself of course :)

      November 11, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Katey Murphy

      It doesn't say that she was a foreigner. It said she was a Christian. She may be part of the 4% of the Pakistans that are not Muslims. You are assuming!!

      November 11, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • clspruiell

      who wouldnt say something like this after studying Mohammed. the guy married like a 6 year old when he was 50? he was told he was a prophet by his wife? failed in business? hahaha, heck id say crazy things about him too. funny how we like want to accept people of this religion into our nation so willingly. Btw, yall look, this was their law. It shows you that this kind of idealism has infilterated into their legal system. They certainly do not want to separate church and state. Therefore, what kind of agenda do you suppose they might have in the U.S. if we allow them? Im not anti people. Im anti idealisms that threaten. And if you deny that this is very threatening, then your eyes are closed friend. What would a Christian have done for someone who slandered Paul's name? Nothing but loved them and might have prayed for that person's best. See the contrast? Dont be stupid.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Katey Murphy

      Accounts of the 2009 incident all contain facts that indicate that Bibi, after being asked to fetch water while working as a farmhand with other women, was insulted by Muslim workers who refused to accept it from her, calling her "unclean" because she is Christian. Reportedly a dispute followed during which she was called "infidel" and her faith was branded a "religion of infidels."

      Asia Bibi, retreated to her home where she lives with her husband and children and was followed there. The Pakistan Christian Post reported that violence ensued that engulfed her family. Police removed her from the scene, as if for her protection and she was jailed. "The police took Asia Bibi to the police station and filed a complaint against her under section 295-B and C of Pakistan Penal Code."

      November 11, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill In STL

      Seems like you Atheists have it pretty good here in America. Imagine what would happen to you in Pakistan when you said Allah was false as were all Gods and that Mohammed was a religous zealot that took child brides because he was a pedophille..... Aren't you glad, even just a little bit, for the tolerance you have here?

      November 11, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • hopemac

      We don't put people to death for saying Jesus is a fake. Your logic is poor.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sum Dude

      @Steve
      Buddhism has many sects, some of them violent and murderous. You can't paint Buddhism with a single brush...and it is a religion – look up the definition of religion and you will see that it can apply to Buddhism as well as a great many belief systems not often considered religious in nature.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jean

      As a secular humanist, I am VERY grateful for the religious tolerance we have in the US, imperfect though it may be. However, don't give Christianity too much credit. Christian have been barbaric themselves many times in the past. Think of the inquisition (poor Galileo) and the crusades. In recent times, most of the atrocities that occurred when Yugoslavia separated were committed by Christian Serbs against Muslims.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian Boone

      Pakistan is apparently ran by a bunch of murdering idiots!

      November 11, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • fuyuko

      Disliking mohammed or questioning his lifestyle is not grounds for death.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • World View

      Everyone has thier own world view, it took me awhile to fully understand this. These muslims have been indoctrinated to believe they are following the one true god, and execution is the "right" thing to do. A catholic from today would see this as totally unjust because he was brought up in the society of today, while a catholic from 1400 AD might think it perfectly acceptable to kill someone that blasphemies Mary or the pope. The answer isn't for everyone to bend to your world view, if everyone was an athiest, would that be a better world? Perhaps fewer wars, but wouldn't we have less morality and lawlessness? If there is no higher power to answer to than yourself, why obey the law? Not expecting this to broaden anyones perspective or tolerance, which has been built through years or nurture, but ask yourself if you are a christian, would you be a christian if you were born in Kabul and not Kansas, or would you be a muslim if you were born in Topeka and not Tehran.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • ikantraed

      And we are helping these people with billions in our dollars because???????????

      November 11, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • DerpDiggler

      @World View

      You still have that unfortunate logic that no god = chaos. You have to realize that this is the real world. We (athiests) follow the law.. so we don't go to jail. Very logical things.

      You know what, nevermind I'm going home. When it clicks for you guys, you'll know. Ya'll just goofy for now.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • sumday

      Wait I thought Islam was a religion of peace, maybe it's just a religion of peace in the ground. All you atheist can point fingers all you want at religions, but government don't have any better record. Many wars and murders happened without any religion involvement so I fail to see where athesist are any better than religion people. One group will kill you over the God you believe in and the other group will kill you over the things that you have and they want. It is not religion or governments that kill people it is people that abuse religion and governments that kill people.

      November 11, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Enoch

      I would have to disagree. This is not what you get when you introduce someone to another religion through proselytizing hubris. It is simply what you get with religions. They aren't tolerant and they are divisive by their very nature.
      You analogize crazy with people who proselytize. From where I stand, it is all crazy regardless of where you are and what the accepted religion may be.

      November 11, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • sameeker

      @ derpdiggler. The same thing holds true for muslims in America. They need to quit preaching at us and trying to take over this country.

      November 11, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • World View

      Just as christians or muslims believe thier way is the only/best way and it has no problems, aren't athiests the same way? An athiest point to science, civilization, education, individual liberty, all these were made possible by religious people. You may follow the laws as you say so that you don't go to jail, and that is your only motivation. So if you can benefit from stealing, lying, cheating, murdering, and get away with it, the logical thing to do is what? you tell me.
      So yes with an athiest society we would need big brother and a police state, just hope the police are all christians so they don't do whatever they can get away with.

      November 11, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Veritas

      What barbarism religion is in many places of this world. It is unbelievable that you can be punished just for saying something bad about a simple book, but to get sentenced to death is beyond unbelievable. The fundamentalist religious species is almost like they're from a different planet, or at least from 1,500 years ago.

      November 11, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rev 20v4

      Go to the gallows with Christ in your heart and you will be counted among the martyrs!!!! Be proud that you spoke out agianst the preserve spirit that dwells with Islam!

      November 11, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • beadrock

      So, from reading an article about this on another news site I learned that this woman is Pakistani. Sometimes I wish you all would think and/or read and understand the article before you give your comments.

      November 11, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Veritas

      @Rev 20v4: Muslims in backwards countries like Pakistan is just doing the same things Christians we're doing during the Inquisition and witch burnings; they're just a few hundred years behind, and thus haven't yet mellowed down their particular nonsense religion to the same state as present day Christianity,

      November 11, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • HumanSimpleton

      Er, DirpDiggler is NOT condoning the sentence. What he is pointing out is that this is reality. This is what you get when you dare criticize a non-existent God and call religion a fraud.

      November 11, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      Ahh, the religion of peace and tolerance. They sound a bit like dems... love all, unless you disagree with us.

      November 11, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Indyman

      Buddhism a cult? Apparently you know nothing about Buddhism, which is a non-theistic philosophy. It would serve you and your mouth well to educate yourself. Most Atheists I know are disgruntled Christians or Jews who know nothing about philosophies beyond their own. Read, you may learn something. Atheism is the as big a religion as Christianity.

      November 11, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Seeing the Truth

      One is right and one is wrong.
      The truth is the truth no matter what anyone believes.
      You'll find out moments after you take your last breath.
      Hope you choose wisely as your eternity depends on it.
      Good day!

      November 11, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      This woman was a fool, and certainly made a poor show of Christian charity toward and tolerance of her neighbors. It is not our place to set the laws of a foreign land. That is in the hands of those who live in that place, and in that culture. If blasphemy in that culture is a capital crime, and the woman spoke disrespectfully of her neighbors' faith, then she reaps what she sows. She didn't just blaspheme Islam. By calling herself Christian and acting as she did, she blasphemed Christ.

      November 11, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • World View

      @seeing the truth
      You are right, there is one right answer, and everyone else is wrong.
      The only thing we all have in common (buddist, muslim, christian, jew, athiest) is we are all sure we are the ones that choose wisely. Well, except for me, I know I made the wrong choice but I figured I have until I die to change my mind.

      November 11, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

      What
      an
      idiot.

      Poke at a hornets nest and you will get stung. Where does she get off acting holier than thou in a country that has a different religion? She is not respectful, she does not love thy neighbor, and deserves whatever comes to her.

      November 11, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff in AZ

      So, if I don't believe what you believe I should be killed. Sounds like you belong to a religion off peace. You would fit right in the Muslim community!

      If the situation was turned, and the woman was insulting Jesus, I have learned that Jesus would have instructed me to "turn the other cheek".

      In your case as a Christian, I too will turn the other cheek, and instead I will pray that love replaced the hatred in your heart. Your statement fits right in with laws of Pakistan. Your remarks don't hurt me, as a Chrisitian, instead I will pray for you.

      By the way, it's 2010 and not 1200 AD.

      November 11, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • jopa

      Blasphemy laws in Pakistan were put into place by a minority of radical islamists to please Saudi Arabia. She will not be executed , this has not happened in the history of Pakistan as you can read it in the article. Asma Jehangir ( a very liberal Pakistani woman) has recently been elected as the president of the supreme court, she has been a great advocate for minority rights, there is no way this woman will be given a death sentence.

      November 11, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nina

      There are Christians in Pakistan. As far as we are being told, some woman said this Christian woman made stupid comments and then some cleric said she confessed it was true–we don't know that she confessed anything or under what conditions she confessed. This is Pakistan where if a man decides he no longer wants his wife he can set her on fire or beat her to death and receive no punishment for his crimes. All someone has to do is utter falsehoods against a woman and that is enough for a conviction. There are a few beleaguered advocates for women's rights there but you can imagine what their lives are like in that society. Whatever your beliefs, this is pathetic.

      November 11, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • jon

      Christians cannot hold any reguard for any other diety. Our ten commandments even say to destroy their altars. We are not permitted to kill people based on their religion no matter how you read the bible. Muhammed was a General that made his rise to fame through battle. He was turned into a prophet by the perceptions of those who either praised him, or died by him. If you make a problem out of religion it will be a problem because no matter your faith, you won't let someone tell you different. Theres nothing you can really do about it except drone on to the younger generation about how their religion has to be wrong and then they won't get so riled up about anything. Take away religion and you nutter a society.

      November 11, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • WorldViewResponse

      Whoaa there, cowboy. I don't necessarily consider myself atheist, but certainly not religion or a "believer". But I'll stand my morality up to anyone. It is philosophy like yours that turns my stomach to religion...that unless we believe then we're all immoral. Doesn't this story in Pakistan and those of recent and ancient history clue you into the fact that "believers" have been most immoral creatures on this planet? I'll take my chances with the atheist...not to cast negative light on all worshipers, which is more than they seem to do aganst "others."

      November 11, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael K (Baltimore MD)

      Buddha is not considered a 'god' but is honored as an 'enlightened one' who shared his experience and taught others.

      November 11, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • MikeinNYC

      What makes you think this woman was not a Pakistani? Pakistan DOES have some Christians? You are an idiot.

      November 11, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • toleb

      "That's what you get for going to another country and pretending you're the only one who knows what life is really about" what an asnine idoitic statement. We're not talking about someone being thrown in jai for a few days but being put to death for saying what she said. I guess that's what you get, you're an idiot.

      November 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alverant

      @Bill In STL
      Except in the USA, outspoken Atheists still get death threats and even attacked. Remember the hoopla when President Obama acknowledged non-believers as Americans in his inaugural address? Remember when HW Bush said Atheists weren't really Americans? Remember that 17 states REQUIRE you to believe in god to hold pulbic office? Remember when OK tried to ban Richard Dawkins from speaking at a public function because he was critical of christianity?

      Just because we're not being executed for "disrespecting" islam, don't think the christians in America are all that open to other religions.

      November 11, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed

      She is from Pakistan which makes your entire verbage pure garbage.

      November 11, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mei

      May God bless this Christian woman who was defending her own beliefs by stating the Truth. Islam is a false religion. What is sad is that country that doesn't allow freedom of speech or freedom to follow your own religion. If she dies, she will most likely be a saint in heaven. May Jesus be with her through this evil ordeal.

      November 11, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • TrashcanMan

      RandalFlagg, well after your post, but love the name... see you in Vegas.
      As for the rest of you... may not be too long before saying the same about Jesus'll get you killed in these parts, too

      November 11, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • RG-TX

      You are way off.

      It's one thing where one might 'dislike' people who criticize other religions, but it is totally different when it is Capital punishment for criticizing someone's faith.

      And it is no consolation that the death penalty has never been carried out. One day it will go through, when a hard line religious fanatic has the country in his power.

      Think Taliban. Not that far away.

      That is why Pakistan is increasingly being considered a failed sate, and a state filled with religious fanatics. The country has strict laws that imposes the death penalty for something as simple as critiquing Islam.

      November 11, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wing Gal

      Hey DerpDiggler who said she's a visitor? Pakistan is 96% Muslim – not 100%. Most are Muslim because its very dangerous to be anything else but there are Christians who do live there and I guess they do what they can to spread the words of Jesus Christ instead of the drunken one who married all the little girls and made them cover their faces when he "had" them...yep that's a Godly guy! LOL Islam is for men, devised by men so men could have their own way and they kill anyone who wants it otherwise.

      November 11, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kathy

      One needs to be aware of behaviors that can get them the death penalty in the environment they exist. I suspect this women has a mental illness; not because of what she believes, but because she was not aware of the expected behavior. In America if I walk on most beaches with no top, I can expect police to approach me and a variety of things could happen. In a number of middle east countries, if I say what she said, I would expect the police to approach me and .....

      November 11, 2010 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • willie

      well lets put it this way, why do we care for what happens in pakistan. this is how they run their country and this is their laws, who cares. we have our laws that dont make sense to them or the rest of the world. in muslim countries a child molester and a drug dealer are both punished by the deathe penalty. here we give em a couple of years of free life in jail with full benefits. i would also like to make a few more things clear, there is fifty something muslim countries out there out of which 3 or 4 tops follow islam as it was sent 1400 years ago just like vaticans. to name them" saudi, yemen, iran, and pakistan" the rest are more modern than most american states. now islam itself needs to be studied before you can judge it as what u see from minor fanatics is far from any relation to islam. now why does these minor fanatics are angry with us and us only, because of the fact that we are backing up their arch enemy"israel" ......

      November 11, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kamrom

      Ugh. Nothing annoys me more (violence and stuff enrages me, not annoy) than christians saying atheism would lead to lawlessness. It makes no sense. We dont do bad things because we have the same morals you do. They dont come from god, they come from man, they come from whats in the hearts of people and what the society they live in dictates. Sciences, liberties, and so many other things would not become worse without religion. Atheists have the least number of prison inmates by percentage AND by number. The deities of any faith do not dictate how we live. We do, and what we do we do for these two reasons: Treat others as you wish to be treated, and show respect for the right of all other to exist in a stable society. We dont do these things, not because a god says not to, but because we don't like them and dont want them continued. Period.

      Infact, we find it very, very disturbing when a christian says that atheism would lead to lawlessness. Its like you're admitting that without the threat of hellfire, you'd descend into riots, looting and murder at the snap of a finger. That rather terrifies all us atheists, who have gone without the guidence of any big brother type figure, divine or otherwise, without giving into those impulses. We, human beings, do not need any such monitor. We monitor each other and ourselves, for the betterment of ourselves and our communities. God has nothing to do with it; big brother has nothing to do with it. Im an atheist, and I don't ever hurt anyone. Not because Im afraid of punishment, but because the idea of harming another feeling, thinking, loving person sickens me immensely.

      I get so depressed with the state of the world when the religious claim that without god, morals would dissapear. It makes us fear your actions should anythign come to disrupt your beliefe. Atheists are the most harmless people, statsitically, in the history of time. The violence inherent in unshakable religious ideology is terrifying for us, to say the least. I hope you'll think on this statement a bit, because I cant do any better to explain how scary iti s when you talk about being one imaginary being's demise away from complete nutbar status.

      November 11, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • mountain frog

      It is time for all great religions of the world ( Christians,jews, Hindus Ect) to unite and put an end to sick islamic crazies. As long they are around they will never be any peace in this world. It is time for a Crusade.

      November 11, 2010 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • CT73

      Here here, Kamrom! I was scrolling down the posts in dread that there had been no rebuttal to the accusations that there is no morality without god. I actually know people who think that accepting Jesus is the only thing that gives you a conscience, and all others are pretty much animals imitating humans. Quite honestly, religious peoples would discover that morality is possible without god if they thought about their own actions; there's not a rule for every situation in the holy books, so how do people handle themselves in unspecified, gray-area situations? They will ask if what they want to do is good, right, kind, or helpful, and then act accordingly. Nobody acts like an utter heathen every single time they find the opportunity, the "loophole" or "blindspot" in the rules. Therefore, morality is possible without religion.

      November 11, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Sanity and Peace

    Re: DerpDiggler... your comment makes no sense. What the woman said was totally benign. Muslim law is the road to fanaticism and anyone who thinks she deserves death has psychological and spiritual problems.

    November 11, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Frogist

      @Sanity and Peace: Is it muslim law you should be concerned about or totalitarian theocracies? A country whose laws revolve around any single religion's dominance can never be a good thing. Even Christianity.

      November 11, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • saganhill

      @Sanityand Peace have you read the christian bible? It's just as bad.

      November 11, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • David Johnson

      @Frogist

      You said: "A country whose laws revolve around any single religion's dominance can never be a good thing. Even Christianity."

      From your mouth, to the American people's ear.

      November 11, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hugo

      @saganhill – how so? Please cite a passage where someone is to be put to death (or worse) for blasphemy. Do not cite anything in the old testament that is superceded in the new testament. I'm not saying you are wrong. I'm saying you haven't proven your point. At least cite a passage and explain how it's just as bad as this news story.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • tpinnock

      this is not the law of the Quran, but of man. "section 295-C of Pakistan's penal code"..

      November 11, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill In STL

      In the Islamiccountries there is no difference between Muslim Law and the government. The governments are theocracies. They are totally controlled by Sharia Law. The laws of ISLAM are the laws of the land.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wzrd1

      Bill, I was unaware that Indonesia is a theocracy. Didn't know that Turkey was either.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • me

      Salem Witch Trials....Christians hard at work

      November 11, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff in AZ

      You are right, the law was written by a Government of Pakistan. But, you are so foolish to believe that Pakistan s a Democratic nation. It's government is based on Quran. it's the same laws as the well known democracy of Saudi Arabia and it's partner Iran. Geez, don't make the Pakistan government out as being any sort of democracy. The head of Pakistan doesn't even control half of the country. If someone suggested that Pakistan change it's laws, they would be next in line.

      For all these Pakistan supporters, why don't you fly over there and PUBLICALLY correct the Pakistan Government? I am sure they have plenty of "neck ties" to go around.

      For all the Muslim lovers – next time you talk to a Muslim, ask why their religion is a Male Dominated and women are treated like property. Let me know what their answer is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      November 11, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carl

      @Hugo

      Please cite in the new testament where is says that everything in the old testament is voided. Whatever passage you choose, it will be quite a stretch to interpret it as you wish, and much less clear than the simple old testament directives which and with "and they shall be put to death".

      Not that it matters. Even if your imaginary cancellation did exist, a billion people do still believe in the Old Testament with as much rationality as you believe in Jesus. If you are going to believe in resurrection in defiance of logic, you have no grounds to argue logic against others' illogical beliefs.

      November 11, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sameer

    As a Muslim I believe this sentence is contrary to human rights.

    If someone insults our prophet, they're only showing how uncivilized they are. Educated people would rather prefer to engage in respectful dialogue than hurl insults.

    Therefore its best to just ignore the likes of Asia Bibi.

    November 11, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • saganhill

      @Sameer...Personally I think anyone who actually beleives there is some supernatural god that lives in the sky is uncivilized. The very notion of a god or gods is uncivilized and harkens back to the days when humans burnt people at the stake as a which or some other absurd reason. God is a manmade idea meant to keep you repressed.

      November 11, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • geauxLSUtigers

      @saganhill – I used to be just as critical with my way of thinking, until I came to know Jesus. You can discount him all you want and say that it is 'manmade to keep you respressed' however, if that was the actual case, it would be more like what you see in Pakistan where the people don't have a choice. Christians are not 'forced' into their beliefs, it is by choice that we see Jesus for the Savior he is and we accept him into our hearts. I hope and pray that one day he will reveal himself to you in the same way he did to me so that you will have absolutely NO DOUBTS that he is alive and real.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hugo

      @saganhill – what definition of civilized are you using? The definition I know refers to the keeping of written records (Webster, definition 1).

      References
      Webster Dictionary. (2010). Civilization. Retrieved November 11, 2010 from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/civilization?show=0&t=1289506077

      November 11, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Edmund

      Uncivilized or not, it is difficult to ignore the many similarities between Mohammed and Brian David Mitchell.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • BELIEVERINJESUSCHRIST

      People who believe in the quran and mohammad, also believe that the god they serve cannot do anything without their help here on earth and therefore must carry out barbaric sentences for their god because he is not going to help them at all here on earth!! They have been grossly mislead and follow a fake god and a fake religion and someday will have to stand in front of the real god and explain why they have killed in his name! God knows what's going on and i'm sure he's not happy thinking they think so little of the real god that they have to intercede on his behalf here on earth! The real god needs nobodys help to do anything period.. It's a shame that they spend so much energy doing things in the name of mohammad, instead of getting to the root of their religion and find out if what they are following is real or not! Of course that would take alot of intelligence and studying and an open mind. They are too uncivilized and counterproductive for that i would think!!

      November 11, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • suteki

      Yes. And we do not know the context in which all this took place. Someone above said she was being insulted for being Christian and insinuated that she may not have said any of the things of which she stands accused. Whatever the case, insulting people to their face is rude and poor behavior but far from something for which someone should be put to death. Now, I think people should be totally free to think any and all religious is false. Religion should be something that people freely choose or don't choose.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wzrd1

      Believer, I can only say one thing. ROFLMAO! Really! You are unbelievably funny! You'd make it real well as a comedian.
      Now, here's the punchline. The Muslims say the very same thing about Christians. Not to mention getting a few chuckles out of one sect dribbling a little water on a baby's head and others dunking people until they nearly drown.
      And THAT is dead serious!
      BTW, I'm a Christian. I was also deployed to the Persian Gulf for nearly 5 years. Hence, my knowledge of Muslims.
      Thanks for the belly laugh, I needed it!

      November 11, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • fuyuko

      is it really blasphemy to comment about mohammed? last I checked it was only blasphemous to comment about god.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nonimus

      @Hugo,
      I think the word used was 'civilized', as in, "characteristic of a state of civilization ; especially : characterized by taste, refinement, or restraint" ( http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/civilized?show=0&t=1289512742 )

      November 11, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • me

      @geauxLSUtigers – Christians are not forced into religion TODAY, try a couple hundred years ago....you know... when Christianity ran Europe...what was that period called? OH YA! The Dark Ages. You know when people were killed on a regular basis for blasphemy, not attending church, attempting this crazy thing called SCIENCE! LIKE OMG.....go God!

      November 11, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      @Believer: Just so you're aware, Muslims worship the same God that you and the Jewish people do: the God of Abraham. Allah happens to be the Arabic word for God. The difference is in the prophet, not the God.

      And, BTW: you can't spell believe without "lie".

      November 11, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

      What difference does it make? Christianity is all about the afterlife anyway. So, she will meet her maker sooner. That should make her happy, no?

      November 11, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff in AZ

      So, educated people hang people they disagree with? That not something I was taught in College. I was taught to ignore the intolerant as being uneducated. Obvisously your religiom would rather hang them, then teach them. Your statement makes no sense, other than to state that you are a Muslim. A typical Muslim who believes that anyone that disgrees or slams Mohammed should die. Wow, you sound like a neat guy. Wanna be my neighbor? We can hang people together! Your statement just proves that Islam is a 12th Century backward religion that has no tolerance. Go away.

      By the way, Pakistan and most Muslim countries are Third World backwaters that are run by radial Msulims like you. NO TOLERANCE.

      November 11, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • RNGR

      Sameer, You are right. That is in compliance with what all religions were to promote – dialogue, mutual respect, and peace.

      November 11, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff in AZ

      Hey Muslim,

      Human rights? What planet are you from? Human Rights means the right to live under a Government that tolerates all religions. What rights does this woman have? None – she lives in a Muslim Country, and she is a Chrisitian.

      I highly doubt that any Christian, unless they want to be snuffed, would ever say any of these things. These charges are trumped up and obviously She has no chance.

      Your views are the same as those in Nazi Germany. Any critisim of Hitler was meant by death. Any critism of Mohammed is met by death.

      Go back and get an education on Human Rights. Obviously you only read the part about everyone has to believe in Mohammed.

      Hollywood has been making jokes and making fun of Chrisitians and Jews for 50 years. Should the US government hang all of them? How many jokes start out with "There was a Priest, a Minister and a Rabbi"?

      You have been brain washed.

      November 11, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alverant

      @geauxLSUtigers
      Wrong. Christians are still trying to force their religion onto other people often using the government as their tool. The Iowa GOP wants to make the christian bible a textbook and allow teachers to lead students in forced prayer. Whenever "alternatives" to evolution are discussed, creationism is always mentioned. When Congress opened with a Buddhist prayer, christians protested and disrupted ceremonies. The National Day of Prayer is exclusively for christians (non-christians were kicked out of some NDoP events). And now we're getting into the holiday season where christians are throwing temper tantrums unless their holiday is held above all others.

      November 11, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • observer

      geauxLSUtigers " Christians are not 'forced' into their beliefs, it is by choice that we see Jesus for the Savior he is and we accept him into our hearts."
      It is good to see a comment speaking from the spirit of truth regarding Christianity. One does choose to believe in God through Christ and is not forced. For all those comments concerning the Inquisition, witch hunts, and the like by people who called themselves Christians at some time in the past, the perpetrators of those crimes are the ones who blaspheme the Holy Spirit when they claim to be Christians, and unfortunately lead many to not want to believe in God. This still happens in our day and time but in a different form such as ministers selling books, dvd's, or generally asking for money , and by this many more are being led to disbelief in Christ. When a person can separate the wheat from the chaff and search for the truth in Christ, you will realize that Christ would not condone the murder of people in His name, nor condone the misrepresentation of Him by money changers, but he would love His enemies and pray for them. What zealots did in the past should have no bearing on anyone coming to terms with truth of God given to us through Christ. Christ did not teach that His truth be forced on others. It is free. For others who believe differently, I pray you have peace, love, and the best life can offer you, and may you find the true Spirit of God.

      November 11, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wing Gal

      Peace be with you Sameer and God Bless You. Whether the athiests believe it or not the reason the Christian civilisations outpaced Islamic nations is because these nations are founded on Christian principles and fundamental human rights. From that developed our rule of law. All men (and women) are equal under the law and God. Not so in Islam. I pray one day you see the truth. God be with you.

      November 11, 2010 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Frogist

    Well thanks Pakistan. You disappoint me more and more each day.

    November 11, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sum Dude

      @Frogist
      You are disappoint. :P

      November 11, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. vdc

    @Frogist : we disappoint you? i didn't know we existed to life up to your expectations!
    This is all propaganda. Even if she was blasphemous she still wouldn't be sentenced to death by the courts. That's quite an exaggeration of how these cases actually fall through. Follow up with the story and you'll know for sure.

    November 11, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bill In STL

      So which is worse VDC? Blasphemey or Adultery... . or better yet who is worse... the woman to be stoned in Iran or the women that insulted the prophet in Pakistan???? Either way ... they are dead......

      November 11, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wing Gal

      VDC perhaps she won't be sentenced to death but why is this even an issue? She has the right to speak her mind and have her religion. The Christians stopped this nonsense hundreds of years ago and realized only God chooses who to punish, not man!

      November 11, 2010 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Thorum

    How dare she insult poor, poor little Mohammad. He never hurt anyone. He just wanted a little love...

    November 11, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • AliRules

      Funny, I always thought Mohammad could take care of himself. After all, wasn't he the greatest of all time? He stung like a bee? Too bad hes a little quiet now.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ann

      Mohammad was a screwball...get over it.

      November 11, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  7. For life

    Human being are selfish by nature, which give us such narrow/small perspective of live. I wish something happens to cure this disease. While we are here discussing philosophy, she (whether she is Christian, Muslim, etc), is about to lose her life. The fact is that she is helpless and I hope someone, with a broader understanding, who values life, has bigger guts to fight for her. I am getting tiered of selfish people; those who have time to discuss their own opinion and even brag about being atheist, religious, American, Pakistani or anything else, while someone is about to lose her life for such stupid reason.

    November 11, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • David Johnson

      @For life

      You said, " am getting tiered of selfish people; those who have time to discuss their own opinion and even brag about being atheist, religious, American, Pakistani or anything else, while someone is about to lose her life for such stupid reason."

      Ummm...I don't see how you can blame this one on the atheists...

      November 11, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • For life

      Well, David... I think "hate" is in everyone's heart, including the atheist. They might be willing to portrait themselves as peaceful, saying that religion is the source of all wars, etc, but, yes, they have their own religion and their own gods: themselves. This is enough to include them in my argument. I am just trying to say that this is not really the moment for "words", but for "action". I wish someone had the power to save this woman, regardless of her beliefs, she is still one of us.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill In STL

      A question that is more to the point is would an Aethiest do anything to save her?

      November 11, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • TrueBlue42

      BillinSTL, an Atheist would do no less than a Christian to save this poor woman.

      November 11, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      This may shock you fellows, but atheists tend to be very moral and ethical human beings; and, contrary to the assertion, we do not worship ourselves as Gods. We have a natural sense of right and wrong, and it is untainted by religious puritanism or zealotry. Now, I am not saying that atheism is the only right choice- because anything that allows a person to be fulfilled and helps them through their days cannot be a bad thing, unless wielded with the intent to oppress.

      November 11, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Darth Vadik, CA

    This is no less then what the crazy right wing Christians want to impose on the rest of us in this country.

    ALL RELIGIONS, and I do mean ALL are corrupted by men who follow such BS

    November 11, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • blursd

      I hate to tell you this but religion doesn't have a monopoly on fanaticism ... it gets most of the bashing, but it's not the religion that causes the behavior it's the person following it. These type of people don't need religion to spread their intolerance ...

      Haven't you ever met a vegetarian that wouldn't shut up about how great being a vegetarian was, and that eating meat should be completely outlawed, and people that do eat meat are evil? The same could be said of any number of groups that are convinced they are correct, and therefore need to force everyone else to think the same way as them ... and they're NOT religions.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Adam R., cA

      @blursd

      the fallacy in your argument is... you've never seen a vegetarian go to war over their beliefs. Holy wars have plagued man since religion was created.

      Religion in my opinion is one of the worst concepts to ever be devised. AT one time it helped man explain things that he could not understand, but as science has proven time and time again, so much of what the bible or other religions claim is just plain wrong.

      The whole idea of "faith" (blind faith) is one of the most powerful ways to make people believe what is irrational. If it makes no sense, they tell you to have faith.

      Religion has divided this world, and to think any religion would kill to promote or protect goes against the very nature of every established religion.

      I'm okay with you practicing your religion as long as you a) stay peaceful b) work to better mankind WITHOUT trying to convert people c) help the environment.

      If you are religious and go against any of those three things...THEN F&CK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!go die

      November 11, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill In STL

      Yep .... you are so right .... why Christians execute people everyday for Blasphemey.. and Adultery... why we have assembly line firing squads just for that purpose.... they are behind every church..... You can't see the difference can you....

      November 11, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sum Dude

      @blursd
      From dictionary.com:
      Religion
      –noun
      1. a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, esp. when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.
      2. a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects: the Christian religion; the Buddhist religion.
      3. the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices: a world council of religions.
      4.the life or state of a monk, nun, etc.: to enter religion.
      5.the practice of religious beliefs; ritual observance of faith.
      6.something one believes in and follows devotedly; a point or matter of ethics or conscience: to make a religion of fighting prejudice.
      7.religions, Archaic. religious rites.
      8.Archaic. strict faithfulness; devotion: a religion to one's vow.
      --
      vegetarians are following a belief system that CAN be labeled a religion – and some of them have done VIOLENCE in the name of vegetarianism – all it takes is a willingness to do violence. Eating nothing but veggies does not keep you from being violent. Some ancient warrior groups ate nothing but vegetables – and killed people quite easily. Our brains are wired for violent activity in response to stress. We are feedback-loops with the illusion of self-determinism.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sum Dude

      @blursd
      Sorry, I posted that too fast. Feel free to tear it apart. :P

      November 11, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • EWGuy

      Adam R.: Really? The butchers of the 20th century were all athiests. Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, a string of N. Koreans, etc...

      What religious crusader buried hundreds of millions lately?

      November 11, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • AliRules

      Power!! thats all that they want.

      Atheists are the one preventing people from EATING Happy Meals in SF. If someone cannot find power in the government (Osama Bin Laden) they turn to Religion to find power. POWER.

      Stalin was wost in history so far with over 25 million deaths to him so far. Whose next? He was not a Christian but an atheist.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. JoeT

    And the American right salivates: "Why can't we do that here?"

    November 11, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Qodex

      Why would the American Right want to execute those who insult Mohammad?

      November 11, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • JoeT

      @Qodex: in the broader sense, they would enjoy mkaing blasphemy, although with their own God, a criminal offense with heavy punishment.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Qodex

      Thanks for clearing that up for us, Joe.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • PLZEN CZECH

      @JoeT – Is everyone on your home planet a moron, or are you just a simple exception?

      November 11, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nemo Crets

      No kidding. Ever seen the comments on one of these "woman stoned in such and such a place" stories on a right-wing site? They're divided into two camps: 1) "Cool! Let's do that here!" 2) "No, don't do that here–those people aren't Christians!"

      November 11, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vegas Jennifer

      Joe T.. I'm fairly certain that is parts of Texas, Alabama and possibly Mississippi, they are already trying to :)

      November 11, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vegas Jennifer

      Joe T.. I'm fairly certain that in parts of Texas, Alabama and possibly Mississippi, they are already trying to :)

      November 11, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill In STL

      Wow Joe T. You have no idea what you are talking about. In a single word you are WRONG.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Crady

      ??? Riiiiiiiight. The same conservatives who would like nothing more than to ban [the intolerant madness that is Islam] from our shores, would also put to death anyone who exercised their right to free speech. Here's a heads-up: Re-read Obama's interview with Rolling Stone. He not only accuses FOX News of being a danger to America (seriously, Barry?), in the same paragraph he expresses a veiled disdain of the first amendment. If anyone would embrace the insanity this poor woman is facing it is the Obama administration, not the GOP. Moron.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wzrd1

      Crady, Fox is a GOP mouthpiece that invents stories, invents facts that even when shown false are claimed true and that the FACTS were faked.
      Fox has fanned the American people into a blaze of hate, intolerance with ANYTHING that contradicts the GOP's nonsense and ignorance. Fox LITERALLY expresses doublethink as a fine science.
      When I first got home after nearly 5 years of deployment, I was beyond disgusted by Fox's antics. To the point that I refuse to turn their channel on AT ALL, in spite of my enjoying some of their shows.
      Because, for one large thing, Fox has repeatedly denounced our Muslim allies, who I personally worked with, claiming they are our enemy. Honestly, if the person is going to jump in front of bullets for me, I'll call him or her a friend, not an enemy like Fox does. Because, if THAT is an example of an enemy, I want a LOT of them!

      November 11, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Crady

    Ah, the joy and love that is Islam! And the tolerance! Don't forget the tolerance!

    Bloody wogs.

    November 11, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nunzi

      Throw out all the evil & nonsense by any & all religions & adhere to Confucius's ONE rule; "Do onto others as you would have them do onto you"............ simplifies things, doesn't it?

      November 11, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Rex

    I hate Islam, the most radical hateful excuse for a religion on earth.

    November 11, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Zac Schneider

      Yup. Because Christianity has acted so well over the years *cough* *Inquisition and witch trials* *cough*. Basically, Christianity HAS done just as badly. Not every Islamic person in the world is like that, just as not every Christian is an insane bomber of abortion clinics or a religiously intolerant creep who can't even remember all ten commandments. The problem is with the Pakistani government and the religious EXTREMISTS in their country. Not the religion itself.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • BullzFan

      Zac Schneider,

      The Inquisition and witch stuff...they happened centuries ago. The stuff with Islam...happens today. Big difference.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill In STL

      No ... Christianity evolved ... those things no longer happen. You speak as if the inquisition was going on today .... ISLAM is still a 7th century religion and until change comes from within it will remain so.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • fuyuko

      Zac: the problem is the extremists, not the reliigon? Really? You don't have an issue with islam as a religion? I do. You probably would too if you were a female. As long as a religious doctrine opresses or hurts someone, it is causing harm. pretending it doesn't just to appease devottees of the religion does more harm than good.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nonimus

      Ahh, you want current events, like Branch Davidians, Hutaree(?), Nigeria ( http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/09/world/africa/09nigeria.html?_r=1 ), Lord's Resistance Army, Northern Ireland (Christian on Christian violence) to name a few.

      Not to mention less overtly damaging things like the Catholic Church's views on contraception that is essentially killing people around the world due to HIV transmission, or maybe the Mormon church buying the election in California to discriminate against gays, or maybe the religious right's fight against science in the form of evolution.

      Don't think Christians are some how better than the rest of humanity. I think that's called pride.

      November 11, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • ScottK

      @Rex – Interesting for you to say you hate another group because they are haters.

      @Zac – agreed

      @everyone else – Christian extremeists still exist, this is not some "ancient violent past" that Christians have recovered from. Christians have changed and grown as far from their origins as have shoes. Sure theres lots of new styles and colors but they are all still for covering your feet. The rituals of Christianity may have evolved but they still want you to know youre going to be tortured for eternity if you dont believe the way they do. Christians like to list the violent acts of Islam as proof of its evil but always forgive or make excuses for the abortion clinic bombers, doctor killers and government building bombers. Its either "oh, they were just crazy" or "it wasnt about our message, we dont really want to kill the unbelievers, thats for our God to do, so we don't have to feel bad by pulling the trigger." Its only going to stop when people realize that a life now is more valuable than some unprovable future spirit realm and that its not worth killing people to hold onto such silly beliefs.

      November 11, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Chris

    I believe she was speaking her mind–freedom of speech. Obviously freedom of speech is not honored there or many other places, but I do believe in it. I also believe the punishment should fit the crime. Death is uncalled for.

    November 11, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • DavidMichael

      She did commit the crime of defamation. I am an admitted agnostic. According to a little inspection, Mohammed was married to Khadijah for 25 years and didn't take an additional wife while married to her and by all accounts was happily married to her. While some claim "freedom of speech" there are consequences to speech, especially when based on lies as this seems to be the case. The defamation was against religious figures which dominate the area with known consequences for such. Methinks the dumb Christian was purposefully making herself a martyr.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • For life

      Hey DavidMichael...
      well, by saying that she is willing to be a martyr (a 45 woman, mother of 5), you are assuming she really said what they are saying she said. Don't you consider the fact that they pretty much could have invented that just as an excuse to eliminated someone who thinks differently?

      November 11, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Thorbecke

    Punished with death, but also a fine. Adding insult to injury. Why not let the almighty deal with these people after they die, the ultimate justice.

    November 11, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Mike

    "A Christian woman has been sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan, two police officials told CNN Thursday.... Muhammad Iqbal, a senior police official in the district of Nankana Sahib, said she also was fined the equivalent of $1,100."

    Right, I'm sure THAT'S going to get paid. "Ok Ma'am, as soon as you give us that $1,100 we're going to kill you, so pay up!"

    November 11, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Zac Schneider

      Bibi: Sooooo.... do I pay a fine OR get killed, or pay the fine AND get killed?

      Judge: You pay the fine and get executed.

      Bibi: I fail to see the incentive for paying the fine.

      Judge: We'll have to have a harsher punishment if you don't.

      Bibi: WHAT HARSHER PUNISHMENT IS THERE!?!?!?

      Judge:........ It's not like you're going to NEED money where you're going.

      Random Jewish guy in the back: Oy.....

      November 11, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Ken

    What gives ANYONE the right to denigrate ANY religion? I don't believe in stoning, but a few lashes would be in order.

    November 11, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Qodex

      What gives you the right to do anything to anyone who simply says something you don't approve of? Even God doesn't do that, although some hold that he'll settle scores when you die. In either case, he doesn't need your interference (or do you think you're God?). As a famous American once said, it neither picks your pocket nor breaks your leg. The simple truth is, most religions SHOULD be denigrated, some more than others, and Islam is at the top of the list.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zac Schneider

      Remind me to stay away from your place. You must have a whole lot friends. I mean, if saying something bad about a religion earns a few lashings, I'd hate to think what saying something about your MOTHER must earn me. Oy, sometimes dumb ideas just need putting down. Especially since you think someone deserves to have their back cut open because they said something derogatory about a system of belief that centers on an invisible and unknowable man who lives in the sky/another universe whose sole purpose in existence is to watch and govern everything we're doing or saying as opposed to say, making more universe, and who can't just brush off an insult and so must kill somebody for it. Because this all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-LOVING guy is too proud to let a snide comment go by. Yeah, that makes SO much sense.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nemo Crets

      "What gives ANYONE the right to denigrate ANY religion?"

      In this country, it's called the First Amendment.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • fuyuko

      she is a human being and religion is not a person. Punishing her even with a lash is crazy. if a religion and it's people are good they can stand on their own two feet. punishing anyone who questions or criticizes religious doctrine is simply forcing people to respect something. I do not believe in force, and all relgions are not good. this is an opporutnity for Islam to educate, but instead it simply eliminates those who do not agree. that is frightening.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  16. NewRome

    Religion of peace indeed. There's a piece of her there and another piece of her over there.

    November 11, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Idealogy at it's best

    She's Christian...believes in Christ......Rejects Mohamed....as she should, being Christian......gives her reasons and ridicules Mohamed.......for that Mohamed (Islam) is going to have her executed........The religion of peace and love.....What would happen to Muslim in a reversed situation??? Do you think that the Muslim would be executed for blasphemy?? I doubt that very much...

    November 11, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Joseph

      Loving thy neighbor doesn't mean accepting their religion, but it sure as hell doesn't mean mouthing off. We're out a Christian and Muslims look like monsters; these are two good things in my book.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hugo

      Idealogy and Joseph – I don't agree that she should be mouthing off. It's anti Christian (Matthew 5:44).

      November 11, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lyd

      At various points in European and American history, yes, they would have had a similar sentence handed down and acted out. No religion is better or more civilized than any other. Until we all come to the point where we tolerate, respect and accept the differences of other faiths, we all fall short of achieving the goals of our own.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Truth Seeker

    One religion insulting another. Its like two stoners on bad acid fighting about who's hallucination is the real one. Quite amusing to watch. The disgusting thing is that these people actually kill each other based on these fairy tales.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Qodex

      The disgusting thing is that they don't limit it to each other.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  19. HPNIII

    Hey look it's not like the judge threw the book at her or something, hell 295-C has a maximum fine of $10,000.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  20. BrotherJohn OfDallas

    It's peculiar that you can get away with blasphemy against Jesus, whom Mohammed pointed to as a great prophet, yet get sentenced to death for "blasphemy" against Mohammed. Obviously this one doesn't pass the smell test, and i would suspect that a small Muslim faction had great influence over this verdict and that the typical Muslim strongly disagrees with this miscarriage of Islamic law.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Qodex

      @BrotherJohn: It's Pakistani law, and most Pakistanis support it.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • matrim couthon

      you are assuming that these people think and act like people in the civilized world. they dont. i bet that not a single pakistani muslim would make any attempt at scrapping their blasphemy law.

      November 11, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  21. OARFNY

    Thanks goodness that Islam is such a peaceful religion. Just imagine what it would be like if they werent so understanding and lived in the 7th century instead of now.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  22. Qodex

    It's Pakistani law, and most Pakistanis support it.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  23. Ron H.

    Ah yes.... Islam, the religion of peace, love, respect, and TOLERANCE once again shows us its blatant hypocrisy.
    How brainwashed do you need to be, to see how utterly insane, irrational and barbaric this religion is?

    November 11, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • toolegittoquit

      YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY CORRECT. CAN YOU BELIEVE THERE ARE SOME WHO ARE SYMPATHETIC TO THEIR RELIGION?

      November 11, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Papa Kilo 15er

    Taking religion to the EXTREME again. Man if we here in the states took to heart all the times people (myself included) blasphemize our bible, (we cuss alot in the Marines), then there would either be alot more prisons around, or a helluva lot more cemetaries. It's one thing to believe in something, but another totally when you report people to the authorities for saying something about their bible.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Superman

    Think about how uneducated people have to be to behave like this.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Papa Kilo 15er

      Exactly the reason why we built schools in Iraq and are trying to do in Afghan, so they can learn something other than the Koran 24/7 in the Madrassas. Trying to help them learn that the outside world is not such a bad place, and that's there is nothing wrong with being different or believing in something different than what you believe. Of course the Taliban do what they can to prevent the schools from happening, but most of the kids want to go. In Iraq we had to escort kids to school on many occasions, I'm sure they do in Afghan as well.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  26. toolegittoquit

    what a peaceful religion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    how wonderful that these people are on our very soil and getting YOU to be sympathetic with them....

    November 11, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  27. CitizenJP

    What kind of true religion will sentence someone to death for not speaking out favorably about that religion, unless it is not religion but bigotry? In the past they used to do that for the sake or power and control – nothing else. How can one give God to another if he does not have God himself or herself? Wake up blind justice!!! Stop this reprehensible act!!!

    November 11, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Patrick

      Christians did it for years. Scientists were killed for saying the earth went around the sun, for example. Moslems used to not do it but do it now. Christianity grew out of it but there are Christians that still think that way. I sure hope Moslems that think this way do some growing soon. It is giving them a real bad name. I mean, she was being a jerk but that isn't a reason for fining her, let alone, killing her.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Papa Kilo 15er

    Another reason to kiss the ground you walk on here in America.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  29. jayson

    How do you feel about separation of church and state now?

    November 11, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ExPat

      I live in France now– so I can honestly say I love secularism. I wish the US would follow suit.

      November 11, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  30. George

    I'm surprised she didn't insult the size of his peen, too.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Teriander

    The Religion of Peace once again uses murder to punish a person for the words they speak. And once again they use Religion as an excuse to murder.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Patrick

      Read the history of Christianity and get some sense of history, as pathetic as it is. Allah, I wish they would all out grow this type of thinking. It is enough to drive a guy to atheism. What do you call someone that believes in God but not in His followers?

      November 11, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill In STL

      Wow Patrick ... you really got a hate on for Christians don't you ... even to the point of ignoring what this article was all about...... Do you realize how you look with all these CHRISTIAN comments?????

      November 11, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Who cares?

    all religions are equally as paganistic and crude. people who believe in them are mere cattle

    November 11, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • markv

      and you are a cow for lumping all religions together.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Derek

      And the people who don't are still mere cattle dependent on big corporations and money, for food, entertainment, water, shelter, clothing, etc.

      Yes, that includes you

      November 11, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • hmmmm

      Umm no – for Christianity, we are sheep – if you are going to trash it – at least trash it with the correct term . . .

      November 11, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  33. ummm

    hey Hugo...I think Super new testament 3.0 is coming to a store near you...so then all your "New Testament" thinking will be null and void also...making amendments to the word of God seems kind of ridiculous...don't you think?...or is it just me?

    November 11, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Doc Vestibule

      Joseph Smith all ready wrote Super New Testament 3.0.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hugo

      @ummm – Would you have the same rules for a 4 year old child, an 8 year old child and a 16 year old child?

      November 11, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  34. SeniorInHighSchool

    This woman should not be killed for something she said, I guess Pakistan doesn't believe in freedom of speech, or any freedom it seems.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Teriander

      Are you serious? What Muslim country does believe in freedom? None.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hugo

      @Teriander – Kyrgyzstan? I'll grant it was hard to find an example. If you feel like making a case, not fair going back farther than 2005 (Tulip Revolution).

      November 11, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Chris

    Stuff like this makes me glad we're starting to close up shop with Pakistan and are moving our business over to India.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  36. trying2save

    Wait a min....Shouldn't they be pronouncing death sentences on those who blast innocent men women and children in Pakistan............She is a helpless victim.. And an apology should have been enough which she has already given. This gets more and more ridiculous by the day. I mean death sentence for such act.

    And we are giving them 10 billion in aid..what the heck..

    November 11, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • matrim couthon

      10 billion that they are going to use to train and equip more taliban who will kill our soldiers in afghanistan.

      November 11, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  37. allanhowls

    Religion: causing misery and death since the beginning of history.
    Muslims execute for blasphemy, Israelis bomb infidels, and Christians want to force our schools into their idol worship.

    It's time to get Beyond Belief.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Hugo

      Please stop abusing math. Have you taken a class in Logic from a college Philosophy Dept? If not, how about it? If so, why don't you see your error?

      November 11, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill In STL

      Isrealis bomb infedils? What they drop the bombs on themselves?????

      November 11, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Miriam

    Wonderful. And these are the people Obama wants to be friends with.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Alverant

      Well Reagan was friends with Hussain and Osama bin Laden by giving them our tax dollars and helping them out.

      Maybe you should be a bit more careful when throwing stones.

      November 11, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Muneef

      Change your name you so not deserve it.

      November 11, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Boka, Springfield, PA

    I love that line at the end of the penal code. Should be subject to a fine. Religion is all about the money and always will be.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  40. Mookster

    If these were christians about to execute a muslim over religion then the whole world would be up in arms and protests and terrorists threats etc etc. But since its muslims executing christians its just business as usual. If you think I am wrong, do some research on the conflicts in Africa and then get back to me on this. I am actually shocked the media even gave this any attention at all.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  41. minime

    ...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-egudEUiQg

    explains why

    November 11, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  42. Hugo

    Question for Muslims – why is her blasphemy something for which she should answer to humans? Why isn't it just left that she should answer to God? If there's a God, He should be able to take care of this without any help from us. If not, we should leave her alone.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  43. SupraUX

    This is blasphemy! This is madness!

    Madness? THIS IS PAKISTAN! *executes*

    November 11, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • awesome 300 reference..

      i feel so guilty laughing like this.. LMFAO

      November 11, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  44. muhammbug

    Muslims being Muslims... Muhammad was a pedophile, thief and violent criminal. So why would his religion not be.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Alverant

      Same is true of christianity. So let's not act your religion is perfect either.

      November 11, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Steve S

    SUP?
    the Quran is fake and your prophet remained in bed for one month before his death because he had worms in his ears and mouth. He married Khadija just for money and after looting her kicked her out of the house
    SUP?
    the Quran is fake and your prophet remained in bed for one month before his death because he had worms in his ears and mouth. He married Khadija just for money and after looting her kicked her out of the house
    SUP?
    the Quran is fake and your prophet remained in bed for one month before his death because he had worms in his ears and mouth. He married Khadija just for money and after looting her kicked her out of the house
    SUP?
    the Quran is fake and your prophet remained in bed for one month before his death because he had worms in his ears and mouth. He married Khadija just for money and after looting her kicked her out of the house

    November 11, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  46. Bob

    Just more proof that all religions, especially Islam, are evil.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  47. Drake

    For all you morons out there that lump Islam and Christianity together as if they were similar, please educate yourself. Yes, both religions hav had followers that did terrible things (though as bad as they were the crusades happened because of what muslims were doing in Christian/Jewish lands), there is no comparison to what the actual faiths teach, believe and uphold. The Quran not only condones murder and radical behaviour, it commands/teaches it. Christianity, and the New Testament, is the exact opposite and forbids it. So when Christians conducted witch trials and the Inquisition, they were wrong and not following the tenants of Christianity and what Christ taught. Don't you see the difference? Christianity is by far the most loving and universal religion and has been responsible for much of the good in the world, even if at times some followers behaved in opposition to it's teachings. Just as there is no comparison between the cult of Islam and Christianity, there is no comparison between the warmongering pedophile Mohammad and Jesus Christ. Educate yourselves with the facts before blathering.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Lee Oates

      Actually I always that Buddism is one of the most peaceful and intelligent religion of all the world's religion. I must say though, that Native Ameican Tradional Religiions are above them all.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • JoeT

      Your criticism might be correct if Christianity was about the teachings of Jesus.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patrick

      Cite your passages or shut up about Islam. They are a lot alike. I suppose you are leaving out the old testament, right? Where the slaughter of whole nations was commanded by God. Or that JC said that we should kill our parents to follow him? That is how certain very powerful right wing Christians think. They admire Hitler, Stalin and Mao for getting kids to do that. Listen, you all, our religions are being used against us. We have to get down to basics. Most religions, including Islam, have been instructed by their prophets to love your fellow human beings as your self. All else is commentary.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill In STL

      Patrick, I can't recall any place where Christ said Kill the Infidels... that comes to mind pretty quickly.... The operative word in his teachings was love and forgivness..... It is easy to "kill" someone that offends you ... try forgiving them... Christians are human and human nature is what it is ... but the teachings are not bad ... just the people.... Islam has a different problem... Mohammed did tell his followers to kill the infidels ...

      November 11, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  48. muhammbug

    Muhammad smells like a sub sandwich shop.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  49. markv

    This is why i have a problem with Islam and not other religions. If I make fun of jesus christ, christians might be be offended but they don't have "laws" saying I must be killed. The same goes for jews, hindu, buddists, etc. Islam is the only religion where those who practice it think they have a RIGHT to kill me for what I say. In response, I say I don't want to live next to those choose to practice their religion this way.

    Stop muslim immigration to the western world
    Deport illegal muslim immigrants
    Outlaw Islam in the west.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Debbie

      The reason Christians don't have laws doing similar things is because there's no country as yet ruled by "Biblical Law." There is a vocal minority of fundamentalist Christians in this country who want exactly that. Just google "Dominionist theology." Make no mistake: a country ruled by ANY kind of religious law would be intolerant of personal freedoms.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patrick

      I disagree with Mark and agree with Chris

      November 11, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patrick

      I mean Debbie

      November 11, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sum Dude

      @Debbie
      Are you completely clueless or what? WHAT ABOUT THE VATICAN? It's a theocracy, rules by the "Bible" and a host of addendums, and does not admit of any freedoms that oppose it's religious tenets.
      If you visited the Vatican and they decided you were a minion of Satan, no one could stop them from seizing you and dragging you into a torture chamber...you have no rights, no justice, no mercy, no recourse, no diplomatic immunity, nothing can save you from them if you enter their country.
      No one would ever hear from you again. No one would even know what happened to you. They are not required to inform the world of their "internal affairs".
      Now tell me if that's wrong according to international law, because the internal politics of a theocracy are like those of any other country, including ours.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Threed

      Debby what do you think the vatican is, its a country that is rulled by religion, and no they dont kill people for talking bad about any religion or belief.

      November 11, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  50. JESUSCHRISTSUPERSTAR

    ITs time for our demise, Christians will be in BIG trouble once the Thule society skull and bones open the Stargates, Yes once the stargates open all humans will be forced to give up religion and if you dont they will Eat you and who are they?? The DRACO Magog army the ancient ones they were once here during Noahs reign now they are coming back soon .

    November 11, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  51. Miriam

    And this is what the government is trying to push down our throats. We need more mosques in New York.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  52. bobx

    the death sentence and a fine, nice.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  53. Catfish

    "Please name one person suffering under the evil influence of the Buddha, other than yourself of course"

    There are some pretty nasty extremist Buddhists, you know. Aum Shinrikyo, for example.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  54. Miriam

    I am embarrassed my President is sucking up to these low lives.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • marcia

      AMEN,MIRIAM

      November 11, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • JoeT

      Which president? The current or previous?

      November 11, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill In STL

      JoeT try using that thing between your ears ... its called a brain....

      November 11, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      Let me know when you stop driving an oil eating car. You can also let me know when you no longer care about tracking down Osama and the AL Q organization. At that point we will no longer have to barter or suck up to the Middle East and it's neighbors. Until you do that. The embarrassment is yours.

      November 11, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sum Dude

      @Miriam
      The Bush Administration along with a Republican-majority Congress gave Pakistan something like 68 Billion dollars right after 9-11....and so many like holding hands with Saudis, too. Sucking up is just good policy, I guess...!

      November 11, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  55. chuckmartel

    Crazy crazy islam. Some time ago, there was a news piece about a man in Pakistan sentenced to have a brick wall fall on him. Who was the judge, Wile E Coyote? The stoning sentences in other muslim countries are really dark age stuff and have very sadistic additions for women. Some peaceful muslims in this peaceful muslim country blew up a police station today. Every day it is one sick thing after another with this crowd. Great when more of them are imported into the US and we get to celebrate their diversity some more. In just the last 10 years, they already killed thousands in the US, hundreds in Europe, and blow up other muslims on a daily basis in muslim land.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  56. happen

    how can she spend time in the country and not realize she is surrounded by animals that would do this to her, when the rest of the world can see it from across the globe?

    November 11, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Miriam

      Sad thing is another woman ratter her out.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  57. marcia

    Ah...the good ol Muslims! Always trying to make people happy.
    Such a kind,thoughtful,sweet and gentle religion.
    And what a guy that dude MohamMed must have been.
    WHAT A BUNCH OF JERKS!

    November 11, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  58. trying2save

    Death sentence and a fine doesn't even make sense. What more can they do if she doesn't pay. She is already given a death sentence. This is insane.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  59. Jim

    MarkV is absolutely right.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  60. gary in san diego

    If you can't do the time, don't do the crime .............

    November 11, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  61. Able to love life without a god

    The religion of Islam is just horrible. All religion (except Buddhism) have their own form of oppression and intolerance. But Islam is a hard core evil oppression.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  62. JESUSCHRISTSUPERSTAR

    People Stargates do exist area 51 has several just look at the sky all clouds are disguised but they are really spaceships, THe usa gov is ruled by the draco and by SUPRIEM ROCKEFELLER AKA LUCIFER, EVEN MAITREYA AKNOWLEDGES HIM AS LUCIFER THE REBELLION ANGEL THE END IS NEAR DEC 21 2012

    November 11, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Debbie

      Are you insane? Off your meds, maybe?

      November 11, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Doc Vestibule

      Sounds like you need "Bob" Dobbs in your life.
      Through his link to us, the Rev. Ivan Stang, he will explain the Great Conspiracies to you and teach you how to reach the escape vessel of the se-x goddesses no.
      Send $30 to The Church of The Subgenius and be saved!
      Eternal salvation or triple your money back!

      November 11, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peace2All

      @JESUSCHRISTSUPERSTAR

      I just put your posting into 'Google Translator' and it didn't compute.

      Good luck with whateva' you be smokin' though.

      Peace...

      November 11, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Debbie

    Not very bright on her part, but it doesn't deserve death, either. That's what happens when religion rules a country.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  64. impreza_13

    To be fair, shouldn't everyone who says out loud what this woman said ALSO be charged with blasphemy and sentenced to death? AND, why on Earth did they levy a fine on her? What are they going to do if she doesn't pay the fine? Kill her again???

    November 11, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  65. Religion is poison

    If the evangelical whack jobs get it their way, they'd do it in our country as well. Just another reason all religions should be abolished.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Derek

      You cannot support your assumption with any real evidence. Bite your tongue, fool.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Oklahoma29

    How sad. I know it was rude for her to say those things, but being killed for saying what you believe. Every time I read these kind of stories I am even more thankful that I am an American.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Alverant

      Oklahoma29,
      Isn't your state the one who tried to ban Richard Dawkins from speaking at a public event because he's an Atheist? And did your state have a prosecutor who had an Atheist arrested for defending himself, supported false testimony, then illegally tried to have his bail revoked and tried to banish him from the state. Let's stop pretending that christians are so much better. There's a difference between getting slapped in the face and stabbed in the gut, but both are wrong and no one should have to choose between the two.

      November 11, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Bill

    Actually, Mohamed was both a murderer and a pedophile (it’s in the Koran). While all religions are based 100% on ignorance, bigotry, and superstations, Islam is the only religion that follows a prophet at preached actually murdering people. If every religious leader on the planet fell over dead tomorrow the world would be much better off!

    November 11, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Hugo

      Elizabeth Smart is a religious leader... Want to rethink?

      November 11, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • JoeT

      Moses was a murderer too, but look how far he got!

      November 11, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill In STL

      Elizabeth Smart? A Religous Leader.... Do you want to re-think.... She is doing mission work and is not leading anything..... rather she is being led ....

      November 11, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Felipe A

    No one is questioning the testimony of those Pakistani women? Has no one ever listened to vicious gossip or heard false testimony about other people?
    I wouldn't put it past a bunch of women to gang up on an outsider, but I also wouldn't put it past a brain-damaged Christian to deliberately seek martyrdom, either.
    What was this woman doing in Pakistan in the first place? Saying things she knew would offend others? Or is she the victim of a group of women who hated her guts?
    Either way, she should have known better. Islam is not a religion of peace.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  69. Lawrence

    We are talking about religion here! They should leave jugdment to their God. U dont see christain or other religion killing or destroy life and property cos their religion was mocked. Muslim should have a rethink

    November 11, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Patrick

      Sure Christians do. Our foreign policy has done it and still does it. They just call it something else. How many Buddhists do you think they let die just because they were Buddhists (France) in Viet Nam? Our great Christian followers of The Family encouraged Suharto to kill thousands of Muslims in Indonesia. Read the book about them. They are very influential. So much evil done in the name of Christ that it is unimaginable. I hate to see Islam go that route, but much of it has. A shame really. They had a golden age while we Europeans were in the dark ages burning witches.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  70. MrManny

    Goes to show you that RELIGION is a piece of crap! Because of Religion people kill each other.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Derek

      By your reasoning that means FOOD and MONEY and WATER and DRUGS are all CRAP because people kill each other over them. Get a clue. You're a sheep too.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Muneef

    Her act was of some one who has a plan for leaving the country and she has a legal adviser who showned her the way otherwise why now on the heat of things ? and was not clear if she is a recent convert or always been a christian?

    November 11, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mms

      huh!! Blame the victim??

      November 11, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Muneef

      How she can be the victim when she made the attack cursing peoples religion? Would she have kept quite if by any case they said any thing about Jesus although they don't dare do that since we consider him highly as a prophet of God but would she have kept quite and not complained them and wouldn't they get the same sentence because they cursed God and his prophet Jesus? Surely that would have made you happy but because it is the other way round it displeases you?

      November 11, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  72. muhammbug

    bobx.. I would let them know that they can have the fine "over my dead body".

    November 11, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  73. Dave O

    All these people should be exterminated. Wipe the Middle East and everyone in it off the map. Get rid of these backwards imbeciles. The world does not need so many uneducated morons consuming it's resources. If we are ever going to advance as a race, we need to shed the baggage that is holding us down.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • JoeT

      – which is exactly what we Pakistani law says regarding blasphemers of Mohammed. Birds of a feather– have you considered a future practicing law in the Muslim world?

      November 11, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  74. muhammbug

    I say we wipe out the all Muslim countries and make a resort for westerners.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  75. tom

    Well, atleast she told the truth...

    November 11, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  76. Translation

    How do we know he was offended? Did he say so? Will they at least show an artist's rendering of him when this come to trial? Perhaps the Southpark version?

    November 11, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  77. Jeff

    there go those peace-loving Muslims again!

    November 11, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  78. Marvin

    No sympathy from me for this woman. These Christians do not realize how hurtful it is when they go around telling averyone that their religion is false and they will go to hell.
    About time these christians are taught a lesson.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  79. Muneef

    A Pakistani Christian woman working in an Agriculture field with several Muslim women in a village southwest of Lahore?
    Do not sound familiar to me in an Islamic state?? She chose a perfect timing to Ride the Waves or Surf the Tides that are against Muslims worldwide now "Prop-aganda"...

    November 11, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  80. muhammbug

    Marviin... Your an as*. You just offended me, now you are sentenced to death. Does that work for you?

    November 11, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Marvin

      I have reported your threat to the authorities.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • muhammbug

      Yes Marvin, it was a threat. Get a grip guy. It was an example of exactly what Pakistan is doing to this women. I have reported your threat as well. Your was to an entire religion.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sum Dude

      Marvin, you are not respectin' my AUTHORITAH!

      and anonymous threats against other anonymous people are completely empty threats – as any real legal "authority" could tell you if you happened to actually know of any.....lol

      November 11, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Translation

    I've seen Muhammad. He looks like a giant Teddy bear.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  82. muhammbug

    Translation.. With a dirty towel on his head?

    November 11, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  83. muhammbug

    Muhammad smells like bigfoots dic*

    November 11, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  84. sammieb51

    Hey I have an idea. Since our country won't stand for this kind of behavior and well, we need the money, why don't we cut Pakistan off the US Christmas List and save about $200B?? That way maybe our gas taxes won't be increased!!

    November 11, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Patrick

      Because we need them in our fight with the Taliban. Why ere at war with the Taliban began long ago when we supported them against the USSR. After the Taliban and their allies beat the SOviets, the country was pretty well left to themselves and their war torn country. The Russians had already decided to disband the Soviet state if they couldn't hold on to Afghanistan because of all states that were mostly Moslem. They would be too hard to control. Now, we should have given the Afghanistanis credit for bringing down our enemy but, as one Army captain said to me, "We would NEVER give rag heads any credit for anything." Just something to put in your pipe and smoke.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  85. ART

    What is this the dark ages and whats even more frightening is they possess nuclear weapons

    November 11, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  86. Muneef

    The plan to get the west to intrervene in her release and then a western citizenship,finance and the officials for her exchange release get supports in many forms and every body wins??? Will see if it ends as planed or if turns to be a serious issue?

    November 11, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  87. Km B

    It's difficult to take any religion seriously when the main reason to take it seriously is that other serious people will kill you if you don't.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Derek

      In Christianity, everyone lives forever... it's just that some will be in hell. And the flames are only a metaphor, by the way.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Lawrence G

    it cracks me up how in this day and age, people are still willing to kill, die, give their lives, etc.. in the name of religion.. it's all fake people.. get over it and find another reason to get through your day.. it's all just a method to control the masses and profit from your fears of immortality. I can't believe that people sit around talking about passages from these books as if they were there, and believe them heart and soul simply because it's written in a book.. a book that has been published by... "man".. it's a crock.. do you believe in ufo's and bigfoot?.. why not.. because you haven't seen them in person?.. well there are plenty of books written about them.. doesn't that mean it must be true?.. If religion is so divine... why is it that if you pray to god, it's accepted as your acknowledgment of a higher power.. but if you ever claimed that you spoke to your god, or that he spoke back to you.. they'll condemn you as a lunatic... it's because they all know it's fake!! Organized religion is for the weak! Stop praying and start living! You're gonna kick yourself to find there's nothing on the other side when you die.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  89. yboywonder

    @steve,
    Buddhism IS a cult, as is Christianity, Islam, Jewdism, Mormonism, Hinduism, or any other faith. I suggest you look up the definition of cult.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  90. Pastor Evans

    It's amazing that so many people in this world persecute, mock and scoff at Jesus Christ and His followers but a true follower of Him knows it's not our place nor His desire to kill anyone because He's a God of love and life, not death, but what we see here is just another of so many ongoing examples throughout history Islam and its followers true agenda. Convert people to Islam by any means or kill them and many people in the world dare not persecute or say anything against Islam and its followers. And you never here Islamic leaders come out and condemn these kinds of acts but let somebody say something about Islam and see what happens. Riots, killing, going on all the media outlets and crying and complaining!!! Islam is of the DEVIL!!!

    November 11, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Patrick

      Considering all that has been done in Christ's name, I used to think the same of Christianity. I out grew it. There many Christians of THE LOVING GOD. There are plenty of Christians of great influence that think that Christ was all about power and if you followed him, you can do no wrong. Don Coe, of The Family, asked, "What 3 people of the 20th century understand Christ's teachings the best?" Think about it for a minute. His answer, "Mao, Hitler and Stalin because they understood power. Christ is all about power." Christ plus nothing...heard it? Let's stop letting people like that divide and conquer us again and again and reach out to the loving people of all faiths.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Amrullah Yousafzai, Margalla Hills

    When Pakistan was founded there was no blasphemy law in place. Blasphemy law came about when Zia-ul-Haq was in charge. He made the laws of Pakistan so that there would be more influence of Islamic law rather than English common law which is what Pakistan's penal code is based on. After Zia-ul-Haq died in a plane crashed, and the subsequent politicians got rid of most of the laws he put in place over next 20 years, yet some parts of it still remain. The blasphemy law is dangerous because many times it is based on a false accusation which anyone can use to settle their personal dispute. Many politicians have proposed to reform or repeal the blasphemy, but everytime someone tries, the most conservative right-wing Islamic political parties protest the decision. People are afraid to oppose them even though they have the smallest representation in the parliament.

    As for this specific case, this woman likely will not be executed, because no one has ever been executed for blasphemy in Pakistan even after sentences are handed down, but she very well may spend years, maybe decades in prison for a 'crime' she may or may not have committed.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  92. Jalal from Chitral

    Why couldn't all Afghan and Pakistani girls be like her?

    November 11, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  93. redone

    I agree with Asia Bibi.

    There has to be a separation of state and church, any church or what ever they call their place of worship. This situation is why.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  94. Fred

    Wasn't Mohammad a pedophile?

    November 11, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Patrick

      In many countries, even today, a girl could marry very young. Does that make them pedophiles?

      November 11, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wzrd1

      If he was, most of the patriarchs of our bible are too. Marriage was made, but not consummated until BOTH the women of his family AND her family's women agreed that she was physically mature (aka is regular in her menses).
      That was the custom for Jews AND Arabs.

      November 11, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alverant

      If he was then so is the christian god. The 'virgin' Mary was 12 when she got knocked up and she had no choice in the matter. Unfortunately most christians don't like having their cult by the same standards they judge other cults. IOKIYACC (It's OK If You're A Conservative Christian)

      November 11, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  95. euler

    Blasphemy is a victimless crime.

    Really, CNN? Do you have to make it sound like this is something normal and that it's ok because of their "belief" that they should hang anyone that doesn't agree with them about the health of some guy who said he could talk to God 1500 years ago?

    If you think you can talk to God, you're religious. If you think God can talk to you, you're schizophrenic. Get real.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  96. Drew Dude

    Yet another reason religion has no business in a thinking mans world.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  97. Pastor Evans

    And our very own President call this the religion of peace and always praises them. Why don't you leave America and go be a President with your true brothers and sisters!!!

    November 11, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Robrob

      Look up the word "diplomacy" sometime. It's in the Dictionary.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patrick

      Pastor, people like you is why I left Christianity. People like those remind my why I never became a Moslem.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Anna

    Taking another lifes for any reason is murder and using religion to commit murder is barbaric and wrong – it's just that simple

    November 11, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  99. TYLER D.

    $1100.00 and death seems a little harsh. can't they lower the fine a bit.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  100. zbtrocker

    This is one reason to be glad to live in America.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  101. ojo

    When are we going to stop the exaggerated political correctness and call a dog a dog. This religion is barbarian, and immoral. I really could not care less about being nice or civilized to these individuals. They seem like a bunch of ugly men making up stupid rules and then saying that God says so, oh please! . Additionally, any woman out there who is affiliated with this corrosive religion, needs a brain transplant asap.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Alverant

      I've noticed the people opposed to the idea of PC are the kind who raise a huge stink when it's THEIR beliefs that are "insulted".

      November 11, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Ken

    Hey, Pakistan !!!! The Quran is not only fake but It makes great lining in my birdcage for my bird to poop on and a great cat litter liner for my cat to pee on !!!! Muhammad ate pork and bacon sandwiches while sodomizing small childern. You going to kill me also????

    November 11, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • MrManny

      All religion is a way to CONTROL society, if you read history book you would also know that Christians Murdered and Prosecuted people all over South America and in Europe for them not believing in there Invisible GOD. You hide behind a computer posting that yet be in Pakistan and say that.. AND YOUR BALLS will shiver and no words come out of your mouth. Bottom line RELIGION is something that makes people EVIL

      November 11, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Reality

    Time for some "blaspheming". Read it and weep Muslim world. All non-Muslims please join in!!!

    From Sir Salman Rushdie's book "Satanic Verses", p. 376, paperback issue – for those 1 billion Muslims to read as they are forbidden to purchase or read said book:

    One of the passages that prompted the crazy Ayatollah Khomeini to issue a fatwa against Sir Rushdie:

    Mahound = Mohammed
    Gibreel = Gabriel

    "The faithful lived by lawlessness, but in those years Mahound – or should one say the Archangel Gibreel? – should one say Al-Lah? – became obsessed by law.

    Amid the palm-trees of the oasis Gibreel appeared to the Prophet and found himself spouting rules, rules, rules, until the faithful could scarcely bear the prospect of any more revelation, Salman said, rules about every da-mn thing, if a man farts let him turn his face to the wind, a rule about which hand to use for the purpose of cleaning one's behind.

    It was as if no aspect of human existence was to be left unregulated, free. The revelation – the recitation- told the faithful how much to eat, how deeply they should sleep, and which se-xual positions had received divine sanction, so that they leamed that so-domy and the missionary position were approved of by the archangel, whereas the forbidden postures included all those in which the female was on top.

    Gibreel further listed the permitted and forbidden subjects of conversation, and earmarked the parts of the body which could not be scratched no matter how unbearably they might itch.

    He vetoed the consumption of prawns, those bizarre other-worldly creatures which no member of the faithful had ever seen, and required animals to be killed slowly, by bleeding, so that by experiencing their deaths to the full they might arrive at an understanding of the meaning of their lives, for it is only at the moment of death that living creatures understand that life has been real, and not a sort of dream.

    And Gibreel the archangel specified the manner in which a man should be buried, and how his property should be divided, so that Salman the Persian got to wondering what manner of God this was that sounded so much like a businessman.

    This was when he had the idea that destroyed his faith, because he recalled that of course Mahound himself had been a businessman, and a damned successful one at that, a person to whom organization and rules came naturally, so how excessively convenient it was that he should have come up with such a very businesslike archangel, who handed down the management decisions of this highly corporate, if noncorporeal, God."

    November 11, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Robrob

      So your point is basing your life on a book of fairy tales is stupid?

      November 11, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Sara

    Wow – what would of happened if she put this on face book.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  105. Sagebrush Shorty

    Let's keep reaching out and building bridges to Islam .Worked fine so far, don't you think?

    November 11, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Patrick

      What can you do? It is the fastest growing religion in the world. Now, what could Christians have done to make them less popular? Hmnm

      November 11, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Fozzie

    This lady is a moron? Get her out of the gene pool! You're in Pakistan and you openly insult Mohammad. Does she not read the papers? Was she trying to commit suicide by cop? This is not some obscure law that no one knows. I have never set foot outside the US and even I know that if I was visiting a Muslim country NOT to insult Mohammad. She's lucky it's hanging and not stoning!

    November 11, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • beadrock

      Have you considered that they might of known she was a Christian and made up some of the stuff that she said. We don't have any comment from her as to her side of what was said so don't think we can fully judge the situation and call her a moron.

      November 11, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Bobby

    Maybe Mr Obama is on to something by increasing trade with India...

    November 11, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Muneef

      India has become Israel's second largest export destination after the United States, as the Jewish state focusses on tap-ping potential in the Asian markets.
      Siliconindia.com

      November 11, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Robrob

    Interesting how we tolerate this behavior from our "allies," Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Patrick

      Look at whom else has been supported by our government over the years and weep. The folks that love power, understand each other. They are birds of a feather. They seem to be inconsistent until you look at them that way. Read "THe Family."

      November 11, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Dottie

    D. Vadik There will come a time when you will wish that you were one of the "crazy right wing Christians". There is a God and there is a hell and you will find out when you start burning and it never ends.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Patrick

      Your god sounds like satan to me.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • beepbeepvroomvroomvroom

      I hope you don't take any pride in saying that because it almost sounds as if you'll fit right in burning alongside us.

      November 11, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Reality

    Let it rip!!

    More on Islam and farting

    :http://www.scribd.com/doc/1503931/Prayer-Recitation-of-Quran-and-Ablution-or-Bath?query2=islam%20fart

    "Farting is problematic in Islam. During prayer, a worshipper must not fart. Sahih Bukhari (1.4.137) writes that Allah will not accept a Muslim's prayer if he/she passes wind during the ritual.

    The exception occurs if the worshipper farts silently, or the fart does not smell. In such a case, he/she may continue with the prayer (ibid, 1.4.139).Sunaan Nasai (1.162) writes that if you fart during a prayer you must redo ablution. Sahih Bukhari (9.86.86) says that for a "farter" Allah will not accept his/her prayer until he/she performs another ablution."

    November 11, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  111. Frank Mondana

    It doesn't take an Atheist, of which I am one, to know that any such actions taken using the word "blasphemy" are repugnant and evil. It is also another example of why the idea of a "stern, but loving" God is ridiculous.

    The very fact that these humans have judged another human flies in the face of the all of the teachings of the "big 3" religions.

    The 3 major religions argue that they worship the same God. If this was the case there would be no reason for different religions. After all, if the Grand High Pu-bah ™ is laying down the law there can be no disagreement. Right?
    Even more amazing is how the Bible, Torah, and Koran that share the same source yet are interpreted in an untold number of ways; even amongst those of the same faith. These tomes are supposed to be the "Word of God ™" and not open to interpretation by mere mortals yet, despite this strict edict every single man or woman interpret the words in their own way.
    Although, the more intelligent humans saw an opportunity to use fear and faith to keep everyone in line and filling the coffers.
    To me, every single religion out there are scams that keep a few of the elite wealthy and in power while the unwashed masses follow along like lemmings.
    This is why the "Big 3(tm)" stress that you are not allowed to use any kind of reasoning or even mild thinking about the faith and its dogma. If the drones all start using book-learnin' and free thinking they just might get all uppity and leave. Such an exodus would mean no more $25,000 vestments (when simple robes would do), gold plated candle-holders, $100,000,000 mosques, and all the other trappings of wealth that the common slobs are not allowed.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ethnocentric

      What you describe is why I do not follow organized religion. I believe in a creator, or God if you will, for my own reasons and I feel no need to convert anyone to my 'faith' and create yet another temple, church, or mosque.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hitchens and Dawkins

      You say you are an atheist, but then you invoke that there are evils in the world? What is your basis for establishing evil if in fact, we are simply accidental organisms? If you invoke societal norms as the basis for good and evil, then that will change from generation to generation, or country to country and there will be no real foundation. So what is evil to you, may not be evil to someone else, and no ultimate authority can be there to regulate. So you claim to use your mind, but all throughout your post, I see writings absent of real knowledge. You cite the Big 3 as all worshiping the same God. You are very ignorant. Christianity worships Jesus Christ, for He is God. However, both Islam and Judaism reject Jesus as God. And actually, in Christianity, it is absolutely fair to hold people accountable. And Christians are to judge people inside the Church. You will find that in the New Testament, if you take the time to look. Judge not, lest thee be judged is what you are thinking of, well, on that point, the understanding of the entire scope of the Christian text obviously eludes you. And I won't give you a lesson on that, you are free to wallow in your ignorance. What is it to me if you go through life completely blind?
      You think that Christianity is a scam? Excluding Catholicism, which I admit is a raping of the Biblical text, explain to me who began the scam, how it got started and perpetuated, and how gentle pastors of today, who mostly live very conservative lifestyles (not the TV preachers, who many, I admit are charlatans and i question if many are truly christian) are continuing to scam? You think you are rational, but I guarantee you intellects far greater than your own have found extraordinary merit in the Bible and in its extraordinary staying power. By they way, did you know the reason the whole world has a week, is because of the 6-day creation and the 7th day of rest? There is no astronomical reason for a week other than the Bible set it up. So whether you admit it or not, Every single day you live, you are using systems in the bible to do so. Go ahead and thank the God of the Bible for your weekends.

      Peace

      November 11, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  112. ethnocentric

    I knew I forgot something: I view myself as conservative (not necessarily Republican–both sides are corrupt and untrustworthy) and resent the assertion that I would like to hang those with differing views. Stop trying to sound so enlightened and then sticking your foot in your mouth with such sweeping generalizations.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  113. Cielo

    I'd hate to think what they'd do me after I ream each and every religious fantasy on the planet!

    November 11, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  114. Jalal from Chitral

    Why couldn't all Pakistani girls be like her?

    November 11, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • P'Cola, Fl

      You have to be joking!

      November 11, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • JohnRJ08

      I am totally creeped out by this. It's like a cross between a belly dancer and a Janet Jackson video.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Total_Recall

    India is way cooler than Pakistan.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  116. Bill

    Wonderful country Pakistan. When you go shopping for a coat, they ask you, " with explosives or without". Same with cars.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  117. abacobeachbum

    Of course the punishment is extreme...but you'd have to be a complete idiot to say something like that in a country ruled by Muslims and of which you are the minority.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bill

      True, her lawyer should claim mental disability, unfortunately that does not over there because the whole country is mentally disabled.

      November 11, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  118. marriedlady

    First of all, Muslims accept Christians and Jews as people of the book. Many Muslims fail to follow this principal. Second, she is in a predominately Muslim country, she should have known this was not going to go well. I think the death penalty is harsh punishment, maybe she should be encouraged to study Islam before saying falsehoods. I do not think any Christian would like someone defaming Jesus(pbuh).

    November 11, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  119. Ruth

    Notice it is written as fact, there is no mention that she "allegedly" said what she said? Does that mean anyone can say, "so and so said this", and they will be put to death? I know the cleric said she confessed, but I'm wondering how that confession was obtained. Maybe they just wanted to get rid of this woman because she is a Christian.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  120. woka woka woka

    November 11, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  121. Bill

    You think if she pleads insanity she will be forgiven? Naaah.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  122. Jean

    As a secular humanist, I am VERY grateful for the religious tolerance we have in the US, imperfect though it may be. However, don't give Christianity too much credit. Christians have been barbaric themselves many times in the past. Think of the inquisition (poor Galileo) and the crusades. In recent times, most of the atrocities that occurred when Yugoslavia separated were committed by Christian Serbs against Muslims.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Hitchens and Dawkins

      Okay, you don't want to give Christians too much credit, how about you atheists? Mao, Stalin, and Hitler. They kill more people this century than the crusades did, let's see, how long ago?

      November 11, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reality

      The "skinny" on human atrocities: http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/warstat0.htm#20worst

      The Twenty (or so) Worst Things People Have Done to Each Other:

      Rank Death Toll Cause Centuries
      1 63 million Second World War 20C
      2 40 million Mao Zedong (mostly famine) 20C
      40 million Genghis Khan 13C
      4 27 million British India (mostly famine) 19C
      5 25 million Fall of the Ming Dynasty 17C
      6 20 million Taiping Rebellion 19C
      20 million Joseph Stalin 20C
      8 19 million Mideast Slave Trade 7C-19C
      9 17 million Timur Lenk 14C-15C
      10 16 million Atlantic Slave Trade 15C-19C
      11 15 million First World War 20C
      15 million Conquest of the Americas 15C-19C
      13 13 million Muslim Conquest of India 11C-18C
      14 10 million An Lushan Revolt 8C
      10 million Xin Dynasty 1C
      16 9 million Russian Civil War 20C
      17 8 million Fall of Rome 5C
      8 million Congo Free State 19C-20C
      19 7½ million Thirty Years War 17C
      7½ million Fall of the Yuan Dynasty 14C

      November 11, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sum Dude

      @"Hitchens and Dawkins"

      Hitler was Catholic and used Christianized "anti-Jew" propaganda to kill Jews, Aryan Supremacy propaganda to wipe out everyone else, and was obviously insane.
      Mao was a Communist before anything else, used his "personality cult" mixed with Communist propaganda as a basis for murdering all those people...if he was an atheist, he didn't use it as a motivation like religious people do with religion.
      Stalin had brain lesions caused by syphilis, became more and more insane, and did it all in the name of Communism, not any atheistic tendencies he may have had.
      You keep bringing up these people as if they were Atheists incarnate, but they were insane, politically motivated (Hitler added religion into his politics), and their murderousness has NOTHING to do with atheism.
      Your argument is completely worthless.

      November 11, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Jessa

    @ geauxLSUtigers

    Do not forget that Christians have also persecuted non-believers... look at the Crusades, look at the treatment of the indigenous people of the America's by "missionaries" who came with the earliy explorers. I don't criticize those that beileve in God, but many people of atheists and religious alike seem to have a superioty complex based on their belief preference. Is it really hurting you if I believe something that is different than what you believe? Why don't we focus first and foremost on being good and responsible members of the human race and not some ideological group.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  124. ChicagoK

    Is there any wonder why the world thinks Islam is a barbaric inhuman state of animal existence?

    November 11, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Patrick

      Strange that it is growing faster than Christianity. You have wonder, why??? As bad as Islam appears, why?

      November 11, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Jim

    Hey, Jessa and Jean! Read the post above from Drake, it applies to you. GET EDUCATED!

    November 11, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  126. sammb

    Another reason all these muslim idiots should all die and rot like their dead stinking "prophet." Dirka dirka muhammed jihad.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  127. JoeT

    If Pakistan were as enlightened as the US, this woman's stupidity would qualify her to run for president.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  128. Jesus Saves

    Whatever happens in this womans life may God receive all the glory!

    November 11, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Peace2All

      @Jesus Saves

      What the F * * K...???!!!!!!! 8O

      November 11, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Saba

    DerpDiggler said "That's what you get for going to another country..." you seem very ignorant, there are hundreds of thousands of Christians who are born and live in Pakistan since years. She did not come from another country. Christians are the second largest minority in Pakistan, non-muslims include Hindus, Zoroastrians, Sikhs, etc. I do not agree with the death sentence. It would likely be overturned by a higher court.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  130. Squeak

    Mohammed was a child rapist and a false prophet. The religion is based on violence and hatred towards women and everyone who doesn't submit to their joke of a religion. Oops, sorry, we have freedom of speech here in the US. Morons.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  131. Justin

    It's gonna be like this soon in the United States but for people criticizing christianity. It's getting closer and closer to being a theocracy here.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  132. Trent

    Islam: Religion of peace and tolerance.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  133. Truthwillsetyoufree

    Pakistanis are gonna be surprised when they get judged too. Can't be avoided.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  134. Hussein Obama

    Let's talk our way through this, brothers.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • An Actual American Citizen

      Barry, I thought you actually had a spine. Guess not, oh well.

      November 11, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Harvey Wallbanger

    BARBARIANS - That describes all religious fanatics, no matter what faith they adhere to. Nothing different than burning witches, torturing heretics, and stoning teenagers for falling in love with an infidel.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  136. pacco

    insanity in its extreme form. Guess this has more got to do with intellectual development of a nation , its aspirations for education, science and technology than religion. The only places in the world where religion dominates more than rational thinking are places where education is poor, democracy is weak or non existent , progress in science is bleak and overall mental growth is retarded.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  137. Forrest

    To Justin: You are so stupid it sits on you like a halo.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  138. AGeek

    Yet another wonderful act, brought to you by the Religion of Peace[tm].

    ...Islamic Law. Interesting. I'm only hearing crickets from the Muslims – as usual. Same crickets I hear when I ask why they're not vociferously denouncing extremist elements of their religion.

    Oh, and Catholics aren't much better – don't go patting your pedophile-supporting, hate-spewing Vatican on the back.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  139. JonathanL

    God bless her for she gave her life so that we might know the Truth

    November 11, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • WWFSMD

      Wrong... look at Islam. Then just go one god further.

      November 11, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  140. wingnut

    How were her words a threat to the country or religion? Your religion is a scam, just like many others that are just used to control the flock. Oops now will they try to have me killed. Bring it on idiots

    November 11, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  141. Prentiss

    AGeek you are not very bright are you? Catholics do not support pedophile priests and they are an affront to Catholicism and have been hiding in it. They do not uphold the beliefs of the faith, but you in your sarcasm act like you think they do. And by the way, pedophilia exists in all religions, their leaders and in the public at large at even bigger rates. In atheists to. If you cared enough to research it you wouldn't make such insipid remarks. They should all be jailed forever or executed even. Wake up.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sum Dude

      @Prentiss
      Then PUT THEM IN JAIL OR EXECUTE THEM....or just STFU...oh, wait, you can't go against the Holy Fathers, can you? Don't want to be excommunicated or something.
      You have no authority in the Catholic Church, and those that DO...ARE protecting those pedophiles...so what are you gonna do about it? Huh?

      November 11, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • AGeek

      Prentiss: actually, I'm quite bright. I disowned the Catholic church 27 years ago because it is run by a bunch of misogynistic, pedophile-protecting hypocrites. In the time since, I've come to realize that nearly every Abrahamic religion is absolutely vile and exists only to further the power and control for the religion. If you disagree, which I fully expect you will, then you have my sympathy and it is my hope you find some time to explore various Indian and Eastern religions (Hindi, Buddhism, Confucianism, etc) which have no such issue, history of war, or desire to further power and control for the religion.

      November 11, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  142. karla

    I have a hard time believing that anybody would be that stupid... especially a Pakistani woman who would know the laws of her land–be she Christian or Muslim. Either the women in the field had some grievance against her and made this up or else she's certifiably insane. I know Pakistani Bahais, Christians, and Muslims–and none of them find this story credible. People aren't that stupid. Somebody was out to get this woman, and they're using the blasphemy story to do it.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • itgrl

      That's what I see as well.

      November 11, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  143. V in Chicago

    And we want to continue to send money to this country because?

    November 11, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  144. TheRationale

    Another foolish regime trying to rule by fear through a religion too insecure to handle any sort of criticism. Unless governments like this come to their senses, they will perish by their own self-destructive nature.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  145. makes_one_wonder

    Maybe it's time to go back to treating all religions as seperate from everyday life, and especially, seperate from any government. When something like this happens, I am one of those that thinks "Alright, this is not a religion. It is a group wanting power and will kill ANYONE for ANY reason that they can use to frighten others into line. So, declare this one a "non religion" and start punishing them for doing harm to others.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  146. Jack

    This is what happens in countries that don't seperate rellgion and state

    November 11, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  147. Patrick

    Yeah, I think religious intolerance is sick and no one should do it. We should try to put some pressure on them to forgive her. Then we can work on the Sunnis to lay off the Shia and the Shia to lay off the Sunnis before that whole area goes up in smoke.

    November 11, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  148. Jim P

    Islam, bunch of jerks, this story proves it beyond any doubt.

    November 11, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  149. Commenter

    Waste majority of theists believe in god only because someone kept telling them that when they were very small children and later. Simply stated, waste majority of christians would be muslims if they were born in a muslim country and brainwashed from early age into islam, and vice versa. If there is no such brainwash from generation to generation, religion would vanish. Looks like existence of god depends on perpetual brainwash.

    November 11, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Wzrd1

      If there was no education of mathematics from generation to generation, there would be no physics.
      Your argument is specious, as what isn't taught (brainwashed, in your words), one can't learn or practice.
      Not unlike some rather bizarre, non-mainstream superstring theories that aren't panning out... Or any of 7000 other theories.

      November 11, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Enoch

      I agree with the OP. 99% of the time, one's religion is what one was raised believing. If you are religious and Christian in America, there is a strong reason to believe that you would be Muslim if born and raised that way in the Middle East. Your attempt to analogize this to teaching of mathematics is simply a poor analogy. The teaching of a subjective religion is not the same as the teaching of an objective science.

      November 11, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Bella2441

    Mohammed God of the dark world..lol. Jesus Christ King of Kings! The one and only! the blood of Christ will win over all in the end! Mohammed..what a joke! I spit on Mohammed God and the Quran!

    November 11, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • George

      I don't know what you're talking about. Muhammed is as much joke as Jesus and as any other religious figure. They are all characters in a fiction book.

      November 11, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • WWFSMD

      George got it right.

      November 11, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Muneef

      May God take your tongue out of your mouth InSha'a Allah. WalaHowlaWalaKwahAlaBillah.

      November 11, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Noggin

    To Commenter- But as an atheist you're not brainwashed, are you? It's a much bigger leap of faith to believe in nothing than it is to believe in something greater than yourself. What a tool.

    November 11, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • kamikaze

      None of the atheists I know were indoctrinated as such at any point in their lives. Most of us were raised to be Christians or Jews but later rejected those notions as silly. Yes, silly. I respect your right to believe whatever you want to, but I am not required to respect those beliefs themselves. Furthermore, most of us do not proselytze, but simply want to be left alone. We are tired of religious views entering the realm of public policy, where they do not belong.

      November 11, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  152. George

    Definite proof that all religions need to be abolished.

    November 11, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Hugo

      George, what's your beef with Spinozism?

      November 11, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  153. JDK

    And we sent how much money to these idiots.
    Ive lost the hope and its time for some change at home

    November 11, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Hugo

      Yes but change to what?

      November 11, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Mick

    Why do people need to kill in the name of Allah? If he's so damn almighty, why does he do the job himself?

    November 11, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Enoch

      For the exact same reason people kill in the name of Jesus. They are already weak-minded for believing in a religion in the first place. Killing others who don't believe what you do is a natural extension to the already existing crazy.

      November 11, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Muneef

      Tell you what believe or disbelieve but do it with out attacking the people hurting their feelings?
      Another thing the Quran has not stated to sentence to death such acts but if a law was made at latter stage then that must have been for a reason to have people stop misuse of words against every thing considered holy for the majority...
      But for this woman in particular if was my decision I would send her to mental hospital for protecting her from her self.

      November 11, 2010 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Jesus Saves

    Repent or perish!!

    November 11, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  156. jane

    This woman being sentenced to death is far worse of an injustice than the pastor in Florida who was going to burn the Koran. We need an INTERNATIONAL outcry over this just like with the Koran burning. Muslims are never sentenced to death anywhere in the world for insulting Christians, Jews, Hindus, etc. If they want equailty here they need to treat insulting Islam as no different than insulting any other religion. Equailty is a two way street.

    November 11, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Enoch

      I know they used to be so I am not so willing to believe it still doesn't happen.

      November 11, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bulloch

      Well, there was the Crusades....but Christians haven't really slaughtered anyone in a long time now...

      November 11, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Unbeliever

    Sum Dude said:

    @Steve
    Buddhism has many sects, some of them violent and murderous. You can't paint Buddhism with a single brush...and it is a religion – look up the definition of religion and you will see that it can apply to Buddhism as well as a great many belief systems not often considered religious in nature.

    ****************************************************************

    Please specifically identify any violent and murderous sects of Buddhism for all of us.

    November 11, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Greg

      Yea I got a good chuckle out of that post too. Those murerous monks and their death zen.

      November 11, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sum Dude

      @Unbeliever
      What am I, your mother? Why would you take my word for it, "unbeliever"? GOOGLE IT.
      If that's too difficult for you..here's a book at Amazon.com:
      amazon.com/Buddhism-Violence-Publications-International-Institute/dp/3895005452
      Check out what this book is about.

      Here's an excerpt from a different site:"One example of this violent
      imposition can in fact be found in the entry of Buddhism into Tibet.
      Like other people of other nations and faiths, the inhabitants of Tibet
      prior to Buddhism were loathe to give up their traditions and religion of
      Bon, and they did engage in physical resistance of the invaders, who
      committed violence against them. Finally, the "Bonpos" were
      overcome and nearly became extinct at the hands of Buddhists, who
      were not able completely to destroy Bon but had to incorporate many
      of its aspects into "pure" Buddhism. This "marriage" produced Tibetan
      Buddhism." -spiritual-teachers.com/articles/isbudhism.htm

      November 11, 2010 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sum Dude

      @Greg -laugh it up...here's a book you can get at Amazon or just read about the book "Zen at War (2nd ed.)"
      amazon.com/Zen-War-Brian-Daizen-Victoria/dp/0742539261/

      From the product description: "A compelling history of the contradictory, often militaristic, role of Zen Buddhism, this book meticulously documents the close and previously unknown support of a supposedly peaceful religion for Japanese militarism throughout World War II. Drawing on the writings and speeches of leading Zen masters and scholars, Brian Victoria shows that Zen served as a powerful foundation for the fanatical and suicidal spirit displayed by the imperial Japanese military. At the same time, the author recounts the dramatic and tragic stories of the handful of Buddhist organizations and individuals that dared to oppose Japan's march to war. He follows this history up through recent apologies by several Zen sects for their support of the war and the way support for militarism was transformed into _corporate Zen_ in postwar Japan. The second edition includes a substantive new chapter on the roots of Zen militarism and an epilogue that explores the potentially volatile mix of religion and war."

      And you could google it, too, if you like. You drank the koolaid about Buddhism and did not question the "peacefulness" of the followers of this religion...like so many others...(hi Peace2All! :P )

      Just because you might be "peaceful" does not mean that your religion is. Nice Christians do not follow the nasty bits in the Bible – cherry-picking is a way of coping with the contradictions in the Bible. Or shall we stone some women to death today? Or if we don't have to follow the OT, then we can do whatever thanks to Jesus – like gay marriage.
      You can't have it both ways. Not all history was written by the victors. Religion is used to motivate, a lack of religion cannot be a motivation in and of itself. Cherry-picking is moral relativism. Individual interpretation is just growing your own cherry tree from which to pick what you want to follow. Fundamentalism is chained to the words themselves, written by men who claimed to be writing for God.

      Where are the words Jesus wrote? Burned as heresy, no doubt, if they ever existed. Paul would have done that as a matter of course since he never met Jesus but only claimed a blinding light, a few words, and a "change of heart" without explaining or listing all the things he did in his "persecution" of Christians before his "conversion".
      Have a nice day.

      November 11, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  158. jg

    More peaceful action from the religion of peace. Peacefully they will hang her, in peace, while shouting death to all infidels and praising their god while they do it (peace be onto him).

    November 11, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  159. Average American

    Islam, oBAMA's great religion of peace and love..... Islam & mohammed suk!

    November 11, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • irina

      When you can't think for yourself, you always will remain average. My suggestion, get above it and don't write any comments without facts behind it.

      November 11, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  160. makes_one_wonder

    One article was "Not Jewish Enough", then you have Muslims deciding who is an "infidel" and saying it is alright to kill those so described, then you have "Christians" saying it is good for anyone to die if that person does not do as told ... sounds like we need time travel to go back and cut Abraham's working parts off so Isaic and Ishmael would never be conceived. (By the way guys, I am "oficially" part of group three, I am sorry to say)

    November 11, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  161. Reality

    The Truth Is – An Update on Today's Major Religions

    1. origin: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F20E1EFE35540C7A8CDDAA0894DA404482

    New Torah For Modern Minds

    "Abraham, the Jewish patriarch, probably never existed. Nor did Moses. The entire Exodus story as recounted in the Bible probably never occurred. The same is true of the tumbling of the walls of Jericho. And David, far from being the fearless king who built Jerusalem into a mighty capital, was more likely a provincial leader whose reputation was later magnified to provide a rallying point for a fledgling nation.

    Such startling propositions – the product of findings by archaeologists digging in Israel and its environs over the last 25 years – have gained wide acceptance among non-Orthodox rabbis. But there has been no attempt to disseminate these ideas or to discuss them with the laity – until now.

    The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, which represents the 1.5 million Conservative Jews in the United States, has just issued a new Torah and commentary, the first for Conservatives in more than 60 years. Called "Etz Hayim" ("Tree of Life" in Hebrew), it offers an interpretation that incorporates the latest findings from archaeology, philology, anthropology and the study of ancient cultures. To the editors who worked on the book, it represents one of the boldest efforts ever to introduce into the religious mainstream a view of the Bible as a human rather than divine docu-ment. "

    2. Jesus was an illiterate Jewish peasant/carpenter/simple preacher man who suffered from hallucinations and who has been characterized anywhere from the Messiah from Nazareth to a mythical character from mythical Nazareth to a ma-mzer from Nazareth (Professor Bruce Chilton, in his book Rabbi Jesus). An-alyses of Jesus’ life by many contemporary NT scholars (e.g. Professors Crossan, Borg and Fredriksen, ) via the NT and related doc-uments have concluded that only about 30% of Jesus' sayings and ways noted in the NT were authentic. The rest being embellishments (e.g. miracles)/hallucinations made/had by the NT authors to impress various Christian, Jewish and Pagan se-cts.

    The 30% of the NT that is "authentic Jesus" like everything in life was borrowed/plagiarized and/or improved from those who came before. In Jesus' case, it was the ways and sayings of the Babylonians, Greeks, Persians, Egyptians, Hit-ti-tes, Canaanites, OT, John the Baptizer and possibly the ways and sayings of traveling Greek Cynics.
    earlychristianwritings.com/theories.html

    For added "pizz-azz", Catholic theologians divided god the singularity into three persons and invented atonement as an added guilt trip for the "pew people" to go along with this trinity of overseers. By doing so, they made god the padre into god the "fil-icider".

    Current RCC problems:

    Pedo-ph-iliac priests, an all-male, mostly white hierarchy, atonement theology and original sin!!!!

    3. Luther, Calvin, Joe Smith, Henry VIII, Wesley, Roger Williams, the Great “Babs” et al, founders of Christian-based religions or combination religions also suffered from the belief in/hallucinations of "pretty wingie thingie" visits and "prophecies" for profits analogous to the myths of Catholicism (resurrections, apparitions, ascensions and immacu-late co-nceptions).

    Current problems:

    Adu-lterous preachers, "propheteering/ profiteering" evangelicals and atonement theology,

    4. Mohammed was an illiterate, womanizing, lust and greed-driven, warmongering, hallucinating Arab, who also had embellishing/hallucinating/plagiarizing scribal biographers who not only added "angels" and flying chariots to the koran but also a militaristic agenda to support the plundering and looting of the lands of non-believers.

    This agenda continues as shown by the ma-ssacre in Mumbai, the as-sas-sinations of Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh, the conduct of the seven Muslim doctors in the UK, the 9/11 terrorists, the 24/7 Sunni suicide/roadside/market/mosque bombers, the 24/7 Shiite suicide/roadside/market/mosque bombers, the Islamic bombers of the trains in the UK and Spain, the Bali crazies, the Kenya crazies, the Pakistani “koranics”, the Palestine suicide bombers/rocketeers, the Lebanese nutcases, the Taliban nut jobs, the Ft. Hood follower of the koran, and the Filipino “koranics”.

    And who funds this muck and stench of terror? The warmongering, Islamic, Shiite terror and torture theocracy of Iran aka the Third Axis of Evil and also the Sunni "Wannabees" of Saudi Arabia.

    Current crises:

    The Sunni-Shiite blood feud and the warmongering, womanizing (11 wives), hallucinating founder.

    5. Hinduism (from an online Hindu site) – "Hinduism cannot be described as an organized religion. It is not founded by any individual. Hinduism is God centered and therefore one can call Hinduism as founded by God, because the answer to the question ‘Who is behind the eternal principles and who makes them work?’ will have to be ‘Cosmic power, Divine power, God’."

    The caste/laborer system, reincarnation and cow worship/reverence are problems when saying a fair and rational God founded Hinduism."

    Current problems:

    The caste system, reincarnation and cow worship/reverence.

    6. Buddhism- "Buddhism began in India about 500 years before the birth of Christ. The people living at that time had become disillusioned with certain beliefs of Hinduism including the caste system, which had grown extremely complex. The number of outcasts (those who did not belong to any particular caste) was continuing to grow."
    "However, in Buddhism, like so many other religions, fanciful stories arose concerning events in the life of the founder, Siddhartha Gautama (fifth century B.C.):"

    Archaeological discoveries have proved, beyond a doubt, his historical character, but apart from the legends we know very little about the circu-mstances of his life. e.g. Buddha by one legend was supposedly talking when he came out of his mother's womb.

    Bottom line: There are many good ways of living but be aware of the hallucinations, embellishments, lies, and myths surrounding the founders and foundations of said rules of life.

    Then, apply the Five F rule: "First Find the Flaws, then Fix the Foundations". And finally there will be religious peace and religious awareness in the world!!!!!

    November 11, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ken

      While I enjoyed reading your composition, I would like to help you in some areas. Archaeology in Isreal/Egypt/fertile crescent has been ongoing for more than 25 years. It's closer to 200. Early archaeologists like Flinders Petrie and Kathleen Kenyon DID have some Biblical objectives in their views. HOWEVER most of us have empirical goals for our studies NOT religious ones. The 7th layer of Jericho is most likely the one spoken of in the Hebrew scriptures, it was burned to the ground and the age of the remains would be correct for that time period. There were 2 temples in Jerusalem, one built by Soloman and destroyed by the Babylonians, one rebuilt and fortified and destroyed by the Romans in CE 70 . There are witings which refer to the House of David and archaeological evidence of Solomonic stables at Megiddo. Most of the cities and Kings in the Hebrew scriptures existed in antiquity and have been shown by modern digs to have been so. Even the Stele of Merneptah talks of Isreal. It existed. We cannot in any surety discuss it in entirety as the Hebrews did not write much in stone like the Egyptians or the Babylonians. Whether Abram of Ur, or Moishe of Canaan existed is up to speculation and possibly simplistic explanations for much more complex civilization movements.

      That Y'Shua ben Yusef was illiterate is unlikely. His tenure as a travelling Rebbe from the root of Jesse makes it more likely that he could read and preside over ceremonies and preach. His attempt to assume leadership on a Pentacost Passover weekend is a probability. Even Josephus mentions him. The Romans crucified political prisoners ONLY, which made Y'Shua a" NAZOREAN" (political insurgent"). The town of Nazareth's oldest dwelling is 200CE. When they uncovered his royal tomb in Talpiot in 1982 they found Y'Shua, his wife Miriamne, a child of theirs, his mother Mary, his brother James, and other royal ossuaries. The IAA took control of all but the James ossuary, which has now travelled the world. it reads "James, brother of Jesus, son of Joseph" in aramaic. No scientist as yet has been able to disprove the patina on the ossuary.
      Because Isreal receives multiple millions every year from conservative Christians in the US and elsewhere it is not in their best interests to make these facts public and the IAA has locked away the other ossuaries after disposing of the remains.

      About the other religions I cannot say, I don't study them. But the above is fact regarding your initial statements.

      November 11, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Robert

    More from the so called religion of peace. This behavior threatens all religion and belief systems.

    November 11, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  163. Unbeliever

    pacco said:

    insanity in its extreme form. Guess this has more got to do with intellectual development of a nation , its aspirations for education, science and technology than religion. The only places in the world where religion dominates more than rational thinking are places where education is poor, democracy is weak or non existent , progress in science is bleak and overall mental growth is retarded.

    ************************************************************************

    sounds very like America as it exists today, doesn't it?

    November 11, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  164. rusty

    why in gods name was this christian woman plowing a field in pakistan in the first place. she is right and what she said was true. but that's pretty dumb to say in a country with such rascist views. if she is hung we should nuke them. god bless america

    November 11, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Faisal

      could just be that she's a martyr for Christ and death means nothing to her, so she did not care.. unlike you faithless wimps. Praise God

      November 11, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  165. JonathanL

    They were warned by their prophet Jesus that all subsequent prophets to him were to be considered false prophets. They insist on believing in this false prophet who obviously was just a tribal warrior, far more political than spiritual. All kinds of pervs have tried to convince the women that God is in them, the women get bedazzled by that phoney talk, like I am spiritual so it is OK to ... um .... you know..like the Waco kid, the Manson guy, the Mormon pervs, lots of pseudo spiritual leaders pull that. .. I bet even Moses. ... you what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Too bad someone in this day and age has to die because she has an opinion about a false prophet.

    November 11, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Muneef

      Do not now where you got your informations from but all prophets were warning from the corrupter which you call anti Christ but for prophet muhammed the holy books were waiting for him calling him the comforter and the Quran spoke well of your beloved prophet Jesus so do not see where this hatred come from against a prophet and a Holy Book that spoke well of Jesus..we were told in the Quran that Christians are the kindest but I do not see that and it is a shame for a Christian country to adopt sick mentalities that has even no respect to Jesus their own prophet. No with Muslims there is a line and a limit to that we worship God we pray for our prophet and honor our holy book and freedom of speech does not mean you can reach to the level of cursing the Creator and all things that related to him? Shame really as can not imagine how Angels live with Swines in the same barn?

      November 11, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Commenter

    Waste majority of theists believe in god only because someone kept telling them that when they were very small children and later. Simply stated, waste majority of christians would be muslims if they were born in a muslim country and brainwashed from early age into islam, and vice versa. If there is no such brainwash from generation to generation, religion would vanish. Looks like existence of god depends on perpetual brainwash.
    For this issue it is not relevant whether there would be Physics if there is no education of it and of Mathematics from generation to generation, or that someone can learn in practice what the same was not taught, etc., or that someone is eventually brainwashed into atheism, or that it is eventually more reasonable to believe in god than not to believe, etc., since existence of god should not depend on perpetual brainwash due to the very nature of such belief. Like it or not, if there is no such brainwash from generation to generation, religion would vanish, but the Laws of Physics will never vanish, no matter what, because they are perpetual.

    November 11, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  167. Blah

    How about one big deathmatch featuring all the world's religions, where the winner becomes the official religion of Earth. Only problem, the Muslims already have all that machete experience... 2 prophets enter, 1 prophet leaves.

    November 11, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • WDinDallas

      Yes, but the Christians control 99.99% of the nukes.

      November 11, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Mike

    Clearly some mistake has been made, this is the religion of peace.

    November 11, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • RNGR

      Please :-) You killing me here :-)

      November 11, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Wilbur

    I like turtles!!!

    November 11, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  170. Unbeliever

    Average American said:

    Islam, oBAMA's great religion of peace and love..... Islam & mohammed suk!

    *****************************************************************

    If President Obama is Muslim, as you assert, prove it with incontrovertible facts and evidence, not hearsay and muckraking, inflammatory, nonsensical rhetoric. If you cannot do so, then please keep your libelous commentary to yourself.

    November 11, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  171. Jack

    All you have to do is look at the calendar. For Christians the year is 2010. In the Hijri calendar it is 1431. Christians were putting people to death in 1431 AD as well.
    The only problem is there were no atomic weapons in 1431 AD.

    November 11, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  172. Shaun

    "section 295-C of Pakistan's penal code, which says: "Whoever ... defiles the sacred name of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) shall be punished with death, or imprisonment for life, and shall also be liable to fine."

    Nice, I like how they have the "peace be upon him" followed by "shall be punished with death". I don't think I've heard anything more hypocritical in my life!

    November 11, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  173. Trey

    That's what she gets for bashing another person's God/prophet in their country, even if she is or is not a native of their country.

    November 11, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  174. Bill

    They're ignorant and their souls are filled with doo doo

    November 11, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  175. BECKS

    THESE PEOPLE ARE FREAKS

    November 11, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  176. Sane Mind

    I refuse to believe this news! The CIA, Mossad or RAW is behind this to defame Islam, the religion of piece piece.

    November 11, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  177. TryReadingOnceInAWhile

    @EWGuy: You better do a little more reading before you claim all those butchers of history are athiests. None of them actually are if you read enough about their lives. Try a few Google searches if you like.

    @Unbeliever: For murderous Buddhist sects, try the Khmer Rouge. They were Buddhists.

    November 11, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  178. Sane Mind

    Why cant someone nuke pakistan & afghanistan and get it over with once for all!

    November 11, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  179. Assim

    "Worms in his mouth"? I heard he had a dude in his mouth.

    November 11, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  180. RNGR

    The original intent of religion was to teach man how to act with his fellow man. It has had the opposite effect. Too bad most are ruled by fairy tales. I mean seriously !

    November 11, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  181. Seeing the Truth

    The MUSLIMS show their true face once again. What a wonderful religion they have. Full of barbarians, killers all left over from the stone age. Hey we don't like your hair, stone them. Hey we don't like your smile, hang them, and so it goes on and on. Hopefully they kill themselves into extinction.

    November 11, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Muneef

      You see nothing you will live blind and after life would come out blind,blinded by hatred and the only way to pure your self is to eat your heart out Islam would shine against you will and you will have nothing but regrets..

      November 11, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  182. sck

    At least the fundamental Muslims have the guts to follow the instructions of their holy book, unlike American Christians.

    November 11, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  183. GoRemote

    And a $1000 dollar fine.......ouch.

    November 11, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  184. truthinrock

    What kind of an idiot would run their mouth in such a barbaric place. She gets what she deserves! Now if we could just get all the religious nutbags to kill eachother off and leave the rest of us alone, we'd be more than happy to take care of the planet.

    November 11, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  185. Conch

    Allow the Christian Dominionists, Palin, La Hay, Ashcroft, et al, to have their way and Christian biblical law will be just the same.

    November 11, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  186. Paleo81

    @World View "So if you can benefit from stealing, lying, cheating, murdering, and get away with it, the logical thing to do is what? you tell me."

    I'm so tired of religion claiming morality and ethics. Get real and first, see just what ethics and morals are outlined in your book. Second, the question is an asinine one at best. We don't act on instinct. It's the beautiful product of evolution...reasoning. The fact that we evolved from tribes is the precursor to why we adhere to certain, progressing 'laws' that appear best for society. No sky daddy needed.

    November 11, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  187. Roxanne

    Pot calling the kettle black. A christian calls islam fake.

    I hope they don't kill her, but I also hope people take note and learn something from this.

    November 11, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  188. She's Lion Food

    I guess that's one way to get rid of Christians. I'm not sure why they don't just throw them to the Lions instead of going to all the trouble of making stuff up to get them hung. Plus the Lions would get fed. ...Seems like a lot of trouble... Just sayin'.

    November 11, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  189. Mortaeus

    If these people were so firm in their beliefs they'd have no reason to be offended at all by such an idiotic statement made by this woman. If they were so firm in their beliefs of Islam, I could say whatever I wanted to about their religion and they should not be offended. Getting angry about this only shows weakness and doubt in your faith. Religion is ridiculous anyway...

    November 11, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  190. Zane007

    Unfortunate it is that religion has to evolve, a reflection of the evolutionary system of humans and their societies. Christianity is still evolving and hopefully Islam will also, allowing those followers the freedom from oppressive thinking and ancient traditions to become a more modern society. Too many times ancient religious traditions have been barbaric in it's attempt to control it's society of believers. We can only hope for modern thinking to force an evolutionary change in the religous formats that instill this way of life. I would hope that centuries from now all religions would finally be evolved into folklore and all people can move on into a modern age together without the need for the godly control of their lives, and the religious differences can be a mute point.

    November 11, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  191. telveer

    quick ... lets send another billion in aid to this despot country

    November 11, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  192. Phil

    Mohammed was a pedophile...and I drew a picture of him in a girls dress in a gay pose. There – I've offended your false god now try to find me and do something about it, morons.

    November 11, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Muneef

      @Phil.
      Is that now what you call courage strong boy? Promise you that you will get it sooner or latter and it will fall on your head from the sky I hope since your name is as Elephant in Arabic...Ameen.
      Stupid saying come and find me as God does not hear see where you are...never knew America is breeding your type any more?

      November 11, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sum Dude

      @Muneef
      Hi Muneef. Your religion is becoming a problem for some people. No need to worry about people far away, why not worry about yourself? You need to relax. If God sees all and knows all, why should you worry or get angry?

      Have you ever investigated how Pakistan came to be? India expelled most of the muslims because they were not being peaceful – gave them a whole country for themselves and have not gone to war against Pakistan despite many provocations by Pakistanis.
      Check out the history of Pakistan. It is not a peaceful one. Not every Muslim is peaceful. Not every government is reasonable. Not every follower of a religion is the same.
      I hope you are having a nice day over there. In the USA, winter is bringing lots of cold weather. Many people are inside because of the cold – that means there will be more people on the internet being rude. Just letting you know. :P

      November 11, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  193. tagnga

    To Adam R., cA

    You wrote; “I'm okay with you practicing your religion as long as you a) stay peaceful b) work to better mankind WITHOUT trying to convert people c) help the environment. If you are religious and go against any of those three things...THEN F&CK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!go die”

    a)Stay peaceful…like you?
    b)Learn the meaning of hypocrite.
    c)Get help for your anger problem.

    November 11, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  194. Dan

    Basically humans are just out of the woods and believing in supernatural beings is all we have right now. We currently do not have the intelligence or are not civilized enough to move to the next level of existence or to preach to anyone about what we believe in. Even though there are some religions that believe they are correct and we should all follow them. We will find later that it was just another false religion. When the majority of religions of the world can preach and teach tolerance and actually follow what they are preaching we will be on the path of becoming civilized. Until then death to you all infidels!!!!

    November 11, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  195. Steve

    This is why your parents teach you when you are a child that you should refrain from discussing politics and religion with other people. It will just keep you out of trouble and/or save you possible grief. Don't try to sell your beliefs to other people. It's none of their business and they don't want to hear it! Don't flap your lips and be a know-it-all in countries especially like this one. Geez...sounds like my ex-wife was out there! Stay safe! :-)

    November 11, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  196. iTroll

    Deserved that one, I'm glad for once this didn't happen in America

    November 11, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  197. J

    What do you people expect from these 12th century throwbacks?

    November 11, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  198. Ali Babar

    IF the Holy Prophet Muhammad commanded his followers to kill anyone who defiled his name THEN he is an evil and violent dictator AND NOT not a peace-loving, forgiving, or benevolent leader.

    Anyone proclaiming to be a prophet who demands loyalty under pain of death is truly an evil person. Under Pakistani law, the prophet Muhammad must have been reincarnated as the prophet Hitler.

    November 11, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  199. Johnathan

    I have no sympathy for this woman. She is arrogant, now she should learn to respect other cultures and religions.

    November 11, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Muneef

      Tell this to Sri who is a shame to America as a whole and should be treated like witches.

      November 11, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  200. irina

    Any good literature book has more moral values than bible or quran. Read Tolstoy, Chehov, Mark Twain, Steinbeck and there is no need to look for moral values in some book that was written thousands years ago, when it was ok to have slaves, to sell daughters, to kill. Read your children Harry Potter and despite the fact that some christians ban this book, it has real virtues such as friendship, devotion, kindness, love, remorse.

    November 11, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • JohnF

      Try reading the Qur'an, the Hadith, etc., before stating that such things are missing from Islam.

      November 11, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  201. JohnF

    “NOBODY expects the Islamic Inquisition! Our chief weapon is surprise...surprise and fear...fear and surprise.... Our two weapons are fear and surprise...and ruthless efficiency.... Our *three* weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency...and an almost fanatical devotion... Our *four*...no... *Amongst* our weapons.... Amongst our weaponry...are such elements as fear, surprise.... I'll come in again.”

    Or was that the Spanish inquisition – you know, torturing someone to death for blasphemy against Christ and the Bible...?

    November 11, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • thorrsman

      Several hundred years ago...

      November 11, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • irina

      There are values in bible and quran, but there are so much thing that are unacceptable in our time. Bible says that take care of parents is good thing, but at the same time it says that having slaves is ok. Quran says that help poor neighbor is a good thing, but at the same time it says it's ok to kill the person who stopped believing in quran or beat up the person who has relationship before marriage. It is simply outdated and some moral values are very questionable. BTW, do you read classic literature? Read those books that I suggested and you will find human values that will warm up your heart.

      November 11, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  202. thorrsman

    Keep in mind that the third and fourth paragraphs are not what Asia Bibi SAID, but what the mob of Muslims, including clerics, who wanted to murderer her, CLAIM that she said after she was rescued from that mob by the local police.. Two completely different things entirely.

    November 11, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  203. Vicki in OKC

    Okay, it is a harsh sentence, but to go into a Muslim country and run you mouth about Mohammad is down right stupid. They do not have free speech like the U.S. She needs to slapped around for just being stupid. If you are in another country you have to follow their laws, no matter how stupid you think they are. I can't help but laugh at her stupidly.

    November 11, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • thorrsman

      Where does it say she "went" to a Muslim country? Nothing I've heard of this story indicates that she is not a native of Pakistan. You assume too much.

      November 11, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Notagain

    This is what following ridiculous bs from old books gets us.And I'm not just talking about Islam.

    November 11, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  205. Michelle93

    It dissapoints me that even in 2010, some countries are still so backwards that things like this happen. Buddhism is where its at, no mind control or violence

    November 11, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  206. kite005

    I like the part about worms in his ears and mouth. I think Jesus, Buddha, Confucius, Joseph Smith, and um that's all I can think of right now but the rest of them to all spent their last month that way!

    November 11, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  207. Kenny

    I think I will take a vow of silence just to be safe. Wouldn't want to insult anyone and be put to death for it.

    November 11, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  208. MikeinNYC

    Scott claims: "Ahh, the religion of peace and tolerance. They sound a bit like dems... love all, unless you disagree with us."

    No Scott, they sound like Tea Partiers supporting Ron Paul in Kentucky. TIme to open your eyes, buddy.

    November 11, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  209. F-Dawg

    "Your prophet had worms in his mouth and was a gold digger."
    "Oh, yeah! Well, Abraham pimped out his wife and Lot slept with his DAUGHTERS!"
    "Aaaaaagh! I'll kill you!"
    "I'll kill you!"
    Yeah, god is the wellspring of morality, for sure.

    November 11, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  210. deepeye

    HAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA – More "Kindness and understanding" from the "Religion of Peace." And we tolerate and assuage these people because............?????

    The next war should be interesting – seems to be firming up now – all religions, atheists and tolerant people of good will on earth versus the barbarity and blind stupidity of the 9th century.......getcher popcorn!!!

    November 11, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  211. Ronald Raygun

    not only do they want to punish her by death, but they want her to give them money..... sounds like their government is more americanized than we thought.

    November 11, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  212. wileyfreeman

    HEY MUSLIMS DON'T ASK FOR TOLERANCE IN THE US. RELIGION OF DEATH, IT LOOKS LIKE

    November 11, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  213. Ronald Raygun

    ha ha @ muneef. its funny how you talk about being modern and such. yet you are defending a fairy tale.

    November 11, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  214. wileyfreeman

    HEY MUSLIMS, DON'T ASK FOR TOLERANCE IN THE US. RELIGION OF DEATH, IT LOOKS LIKE.

    November 11, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • itgrl

      mosque....newyork....ring a bell? They most certainly have asked for tolerance.

      November 11, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  215. capnmike

    The Quran WAS and IS a "fake", just like every other piece of religious hogwash. As far as "insulting Mohammed", well...MOHAMMED BLEW GOATS!! OK, now what are ya gonna do about it? Sticks and Stones, pal. You're really goiod at murdering women and blowing up schoolbuses, but you haven't any real guts.

    November 11, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  216. Steven P

    "Woman faces death for blasphemy" – I knew right away what part of the world this was taking place in.

    And that's honestly disgusting.

    November 11, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  217. Andrewb

    Their god is so powerful that he has to have an ignorant towel head kill you for insulting him. He couldn't just strike you down with lightning for blasphemy? Think about it.

    November 11, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  218. Puss

    OK, I said it...Mohammed is a fake and he's a child pedophile.

    November 11, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  219. RW

    Are you tired of Muslims yet?

    November 11, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  220. sakko

    Hello. This lady was fined. If this 'death sentence' will almost always be overturned than why are we talking about this story? Because it involves a Christian woman? Maybe next time she should be careful and not insult other people's religion period. Tell her that Muslims also believe in Moses and Jesus followed by Muhammad, peace be upon them all. Jesus will descend in Damascus one day inshallah, in one of the minerets, and destroy the anti-Christ with his vision, also known as al-dajjal. How many of you knew that? This is what Islam reveals and more.

    November 11, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  221. mabel floyd

    people who think that they have somehow cornered the market on faith and have forgotten the golden rule that appears in every faith in one form or the other. to murder a women for her thoughts brings shame of the religion.
    we squabble over the the small things and ignore what is important-living our faith and helping others. a faith that has to depend on violence tp feel they are valid make the case that they are not valid or worthy of respect.

    November 11, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  222. mabel floyd

    excuse me-you said i have written these comments which you refused to publish--that is not true-i have not even been to this site in weeks-

    November 11, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  223. Dennis

    Blasphemy is a victimless crime.

    November 11, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  224. mark

    Muhammed was a child molester, married a nine year old and should have been put to death himself.

    November 11, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  225. JohnQuest

    Muneef, I'm no fan of religion but anyone that think (let alone speck) like Sri isn't worth a thought or a reply.

    November 11, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  226. JohnQuest

    Sorry for the fat finger "Speak"

    November 11, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  227. Ed

    Duh.....she is from Pakistan. Why would assume otherwise?

    November 11, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  228. CURT

    It was just last week when I said I don't trust Pakistan.

    Muslims may blame Christians for things

    But it is so much easier to blame Muslims for crying about everything, this isn't elementary school.. Like death because you called a religion fake... THE BIBLE IS FAKE... I still believe in god, Im a christian.. Does that make me bad.. I don't think so I was born a christian no choice, ALL REGIONS ARE ALL MODIFIED VERSIONS OF REAL KNOWLEDGE but it is modified by the victors of past wars... So yeah I'd say the Karan is fake it is based on something that is real though, just modified. So yeah. So much easier to blame Muslims.

    November 11, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  229. Dave

    For the record, I believe that Jesus was a fictional human corn dog. That being said, at least the christies revere him because he was supposedly God (or his son, or both, who knows/cares?). With Muslims, this mohammed jerk (peace be upon him) was just a prophet! You people talk about him more than Allah, and furthermore he seems more like a boogeyman than a prophet at this point. You can't draw him and plus he has this whole voldemort complex brewing. A suggestion for islamic reform: let's take Muhammed (fleece be upon him) to the next level: nobody can say his name either. So then we can call him He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named (peace be upon him).

    November 11, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Laura

      mmmmm corndogs.

      November 11, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  230. itgrl

    What if it was all made up.....the story the woman told the police, the "confession". This story doesn't ring true to me. Think about it.

    November 11, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • itgrl

      They are so intolerant of other religions, I think being anything other than muslim puts a target on your back. These woman could have made it all up, and the authorities could have made her confess if they really wanted to.

      November 11, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Arthur

    Oppss. The truth hurts!

    November 11, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  232. E.C.

    Now , now, everyone. Remember, this is the peace loving religion of Islam, so peaceful, so tolerant, the very one that millions of OUR tax dollars are being used to rebuild and repair their mosques, while our own citizens struggle to survive in many cases. Don't you just feel the "love"?

    November 11, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  233. Al

    Perhaps we should ask Pakistan to join the 21st century.

    November 11, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  234. Loogin

    All she said was 'this peice of halibut was good enough for Jehova'

    November 11, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  235. Kerry Berger

    Pakistan's laws are a bit extreme to say the least. However, their fervent belief in their religion is no different than the excesses of Fundamentalist Christians who support the death penalty and also blame poverty on lack of hard work. I'm certain if they could run this country we would be heading back to a tribal way of life where minority religions would be persecuted, kind of like before the Wars of Reformation in Europe.

    November 11, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  236. Keith

    THIS is the sharia law that the people of Oklahoma voted down. THIS is the true face of islam. What a kind and tolerant religion. The religion of peace. Satan broke the mold when he dreamed up this one. At least we have the 2nd Amendment here to help insure that this disease called islam doesn't spread here, because unfortunately, our judges legislate from the bench in America.

    November 11, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  237. Two Daggers

    Death to all Muslims

    November 11, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  238. matt sobel

    the world doesn't need any more chritian that for sure eh

    November 11, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  239. obie

    Hum alot of atheist blogging I see I believe in Jesus Christ and he teaches tolerance even for muslims and atheist who feel twhat we see through animal eyes is true meaning they only speak what they know as anaimals albeit a human one all humans know the animal seeing touching smeeling etc.. some of us have a spirit and see beyond the animal the bible prophised of you I will pray for you-you may not deserve it but I will when you create a universe and planets and living beings then you can dictate what exists but since you don't know where the universe came from or where it's going especially yourself I will pray for you

    November 11, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  240. Jeff

    No offense, but atheism, agnostism, and secular humanism are exactly what they profess not to be; they too are mere religions. You can niether prove nor disprove the existence of a god through science and mathematics. You can't even come up with a plausible or reliable "more likely than not" statistical probability. You cannot prove nor disprove that your view of morality is better than anyone else's view regardless of whether that view of morality is based on Islam, the Bible, the Torah, mathematics or secular science.

    The founding fathers of America had it spot on. All men and women should be allowed the privilege of worshiping how, where, or what they may - according to the dictates or their own conscience. This is a fundamental right my friends. As a lawyer, I would daresay that this is THE fundamental right.

    What is lacking in the world is RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE and MUTUAL RESPECT for things which others hold sacred. Who cares if she thinks that the Prophet Muhammad was all of those things she said? Does she not have a right to speak or defend her own religious beliefs?

    The truth is that no one can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that no one religion is better than anyone else's religion. (Note that the term "religion" here includes atheism, agnostism, and secular humanism.) People just need to find what truly works best for them, and then respect everyone else's right to choose for themselves.

    By pointing the finger at "religion," some members of the new religions (i.e., atheism and secular humanism) are really only doing what other intolerant members of other religions have been doing for centuries - putting people down and disrespecting those things which are sacred to other people. (Note when I say "those things which are sacred," I mean things that may seem stupid or foolish to you, but are sacred to other people.) Honestly, did your parents never teach you that "if you can't say anything nice about someone else, then it is best not to say anything at all?"

    Trust me when I say that looking to Bill Maher as your role model is niether enlightened, intelligent, respectful, nor prudent. (Yes, Bill Maher's "Religiouslous" along with other calls for secular humanism are no better than any other pieces of disrespectful, religious propoganda aimed at attacking other people's beliefs in an attempt to engrandize your own beliefs.)

    We are all on the same team here people. We are all wearing the same jersey. We are all travelling through space in the same boat. We are all members of the human family. Whether you believe it or not, it is my belief that we are all children of a loving and kind father in heaven. Let's all try to show more respect for each other without forcing our beliefs on others or making arrogant claims that our beliefs are better than your beliefs.

    It is interesting that today, of all days, is Veterans Day. Let's not forget all the men and women who have died so that you and I can have the freedom to discuss these matters on these boards without fear of death.

    November 11, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sum Dude

      @Jeff
      Thanks for not quoting scripture at us. You worked a little harder on that post, I think. Yes, you have the freedom to be wrong, and to think and believe what you like...until they infringe on the rights and freedoms of others.
      You say you are a lawyer. If so, why don't you oppose Christian groups who want to legislate their particular brand of morality? As a Christian, maybe they would listen to you.
      Or is your faith more important than your country, your ethics, or your willingness to share the planet with us?

      November 11, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  241. Ralph

    Can she pay the fine after the execution???

    November 11, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  242. Ryedo

    @sakko

    It doesn't matter if this lady is a Christian, an Islamic apostate, or an Atheist. Imprisoning, fining or sentencing a person to death for openly criticising religion – any religion – is damn right disgusting, backward, and barbaric. But that's religion in a nutshell, isn't it.

    November 11, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  243. rusty

    i agree with the woman 100% .Her story is true..........

    November 11, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  244. joe

    Why US have to be a "friend" of that beasts?

    November 11, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  245. RodRoderick

    "All I said was, "That piece of halibut was good enough for Jehovah."

    November 11, 2010 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Trollicus

      He said Jehovah, stone him!!!!!

      November 11, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  246. Can'tFindTheRemote

    Funny thing is..Christians would love to turn the US into a religious state similiar to Pakistan and punish people that did not believe in what they believe. If someone stood up and said God is a fairy tale, Christians would string that person up. Religions have been doing this for thousands of years. So anyone who says Christianity is a more understanding religon than say Islam is lying through their forked tongue.

    November 11, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  247. neochess

    I am not surprised that they are going to put the woman to death for insulting the prophet of the religion of piece.

    The prophet himself had a 50 year old poet woman killed because she did not agree with him. How can his followers be better than him. The whole religion is messed up.

    Western libtards will never believe that the deat sentences on the Danish Cartoonists is an authentic Islamic teaching.

    Let them dream.

    November 11, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  248. Rahmat

    Muslims and Pakistanis in particular need to get over this Mohammad fixation. They need to wake up to reality. Sentencing woman to death is simply a sign of backwardness and mental retardation. It smacks of barbarianism.

    November 11, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  249. Jeff

    Patrick - "Christianity, the religion of lots of war. Jesus is all about power. Didn't you know that? Bah."

    No, religious intolerance in any form is the religion of lots of war. The prideful and the arrogant who truly believe that their view of the world is the view that everyone must have are all about power to overshadow their own fears and insecruities.

    People who openly mock other people's sacred beliefs are the most scared and insecure people you could ever hope to find. These people love pointing their fingers at what other people are doing when they fail to realize that what they are doing is actually the root and the cause of the problem. It is not enlightening to engrandize yourself and your beliefs over others at the expense of the beliefs of other people.

    Thus, intolerant and arrogant people who are childish and have never learned respect for other people or their beliefs are the root of the problem. Joseph Stalin was an atheist who believed what he was doing was for the greater good of humanity. It could be said that he was one of the first secular humanists, and he was the worst mass murderer of all time. Does this mean that secular humanism or atheism is evil? Does it mean Christianity, Judaism, Islam or organized religion is better? It means niether.

    Somewhere along the line we have lost respect for other people. For some reason it has become noble or popular to openly mock the sacred beliefs of other members of our human family. What these people do not realize is that they are no better than the crusaders of ancient Europe. Mock Jesus all you want, you have a right to do so. But you can neither prove nor disprove that he was god. Likewise, I cannot prove nor disprove that secular science is the compass for morality and virtue. Some people may think it is silly to wear Burkas or magic underwear. Others will think it foolish to place your faith in the limited knowledge of mortal apes. The sad truth is that the only foolish behavior is to think that your view of the universie and the mysteries of life is somehow better than someone else's to the point that you feel the need to openly mock, or worse, persecute that person.

    November 11, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sum Dude

      @Jeff
      I would say that the "root and cause of the problem(s)" are much more intrinsic to human beings as a species than your assertions of "pointing fingers" being the root and cause of the problem.
      Perhaps you are addressing a particular problem that you don't seem to actually spell out in your post. If so, then perhaps you may be right as regards that particular "problem".

      I will maintain that delusional thinking, which happens to include that "finger pointing" you hate, is closer to being the "root and cause" of the problems we face in this world.
      Not everyone is pointing fingers. Some of us can discuss things when we are not blinded by anger and frustration at the madness we see in the actions of others beyond our perceived social grouping.

      What, exactly, is the "problem" you are talking about? Rudeness in these blogs? Freedom of speech? Disrespect of others?
      Could you elaborate? And would you ever take a psychological stance in how you perceive both "problems" and solutions?
      Or would you take a legalistic stance, finding your arguments among the words we use and misunderstand so easily?

      November 11, 2010 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  250. Bob Rock

    America has been a refuge of people displaced because of their religious beliefs, so it's no wonder that America is still a little slow catching up to Europe, where religion is for the most part considered a leftover from the ages of yesterday and is not taken seriously anymore. I supposed that the same process is happening here now, and in a few decades religion of any kind will be a serious joke. America Catch up (and I'm not talking about tomato sauce)!

    November 11, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  251. MS

    I have solution for this whole blasphemy thing. Let's get rid of all religions. Problem solved

    November 11, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  252. Jeff

    Patrick - "Christianity, the religion of lots of war. Jesus is all about power. Didn't you know that? Bah."

    No, religious intolerance in any form is the religion of lots of war. The prideful and the arrogant who truly believe that their view of the world is the view that everyone must have are all about power to overshadow their own fears and insecruities.

    People who openly mock other people's sacred beliefs are the most scared and insecure people you could ever hope to find. These people love pointing their fingers at what other people are doing when they fail to realize that what they are doing is actually the root and the cause of the problem. It is not enlightening to engrandize yourself and your beliefs over others at the expense of the beliefs of other people.

    Thus, intolerant and arrogant people who are childish and have never learned respect for other people or their beliefs are the root of the problem. Joseph Stalin was an atheist who believed what he was doing was for the greater good of humanity. It could be said that he was one of the first secular humanists, and he was the worst mass murderer of all time. Does this mean that secular humanism or atheism is evil? Does it mean Christianity, Judaism, Islam or organized religion is better? It means niether.

    "Somewhere along the line we have lost respect for other people. For some reason it has become noble or popular to openly mock the sacred beliefs of other members of our human family. What these people do not realize is that they are no better than the crusaders of ancient Europe. Mock Jesus all you want, you have a right to do so. But you can neither prove nor disprove that he was god. Likewise, I cannot prove nor disprove that secular science is the compass for morality and virtue. Some people may think it is silly to wear Burkas or magic underwear. Others will think it foolish to place your faith in the limited knowledge of mortal apes. The sad truth is that the only foolish behavior is to think that your view of the universie and the mysteries of life is somehow better than someone else's to the point that you feel the need to openly mock, or worse, persecute that person."

    I disagree with this statement entirely and I am a Christian. Let them worship how where or what they may. This is a fundamental right. No one can truely be free without the freedom of religion.

    November 11, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  253. tom-e chrstn

    I waded through all that to say this. You come to MY house and tell me that I'm wrong about the way I live and that I'M A loser and a pervert, and diseased. And tell me because I am a product of what I was taught and belive that I'm going to die and go to hell? I'm going to do something nasty to you too! It all about respect. Even if you don't approve of the way I do things, shut up and leave. Or make sure you're far enough away as to where I can't reach you. That was foolish of her to make those kind of statements when you're in a country that is 99.99% Muslim and you are less than 1% of the total population. Looks like a butt whooping to me!

    November 11, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  254. bella2441

    I think its so funny that the unbelievers of Jesus Christ always have to seal his joy and his hilidays away from him because they are so scared of the second coming of CHRIST! They can't even let him have Easter without the stupid bunny craz or Christmas! they have to steal that from him too! Easter and Christmas is for Christ! Not for bunnies or Gods of the underworld! I hope im alive when he comes back just so i can see the unbelievers suffer! lol

    November 11, 2010 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Anon

      Yea, like in about 5 more billion years, you oblivious sun worshiper.

      November 11, 2010 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  255. Anon

    I despise the three Abrahamic desert cults. They're a cancer upon the human species.

    November 11, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  256. Chris

    As a Buddhist I have to say I am impressed with the debate here. There seem to be so many that are against any form of religion what so ever. That is your choice. I do believe it is important to debate and even question but when you direct criticism toward a belief system or a philosophy without prior involvement or experience are not being as narrow minded as those that punish non believers? Spirituality can be many things including an experience. This story paints one picture about one person. While the media has presented other stories of this nature they seem to be providing a focal point simply because this is a hot topic right now. As wonderful as our country is there are still people who are persecuted every day for what the believe in or don't believe in and that is not limited to religion. That does not make this story any less painful however ignorance violence anger and hate can and does exist everywhere not just in Pakistan.

    November 11, 2010 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Trollicus

      The great thing about religion, there are so many to choose from.

      "I have never been afraid of a man who questions their faith from time to time, The ones who never do scare the hell out of me."

      You can quote me on that one!!!

      November 11, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  257. Gerry

    I've never been much into mythology

    November 11, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  258. Murali-Atlanta-USA

    The condemned women is a mother of 5 small children. While Muslims (notably Pakistanis) demand UNDUE rights for their religion in America, NONE of them will ever register a WHIMPER of protest against the acts of their fellow Muslims against this unfortunate mother.

    In contrast in India a Muslim man who attacked the Indian parliament and killed scores of people is not being put to death inspite of the Indian Supreme Court sentencing him to death, all b'coz he has an young son, and NOT to offend Indian Muslims.... so much for the patriotism of India's Muslims!!!
    Murali-Atlanta-USA

    November 11, 2010 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  259. Jerry

    Why don't we just execute all the poor, delusional individuals who exhibit symptoms of "The God Disease". If you're crazy enough to believe ANY gods exist you are just plain batsh!t wacko and a burden on the sane members of society!

    November 11, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  260. OrionStyles

    Mother Goose is more powerful then the Cat in the Hat!

    Infidel! We execute you!

    Do you find it less ridiculous if I say Zeus is not real and is a fake?

    Hopefully all religion goes this way one day. It is all a lie.

    November 11, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  261. Ryedo

    @Jeff,

    You can't prove or disprove the existence of many things that are claimed to exist. Not being able to disprove a claim, doesn't render you religious.

    Atheists, of course, don't need to disprove a god exists. Atheists – because of the theists inability to substantiate their claims with evidence – just don't accept the claims made by theists. Not accepting those claims is what renders a person an atheist.

    "What is lacking in the world is RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE and MUTUAL RESPECT for things which others hold sacred."

    To achieve religious tolerance and mutual respect, those whom practise religion need to discard their ossified Bibles and Qurans. After all, those books aren't exactly respectful and tolerant of those with different or no beliefs in a god. You can't, of course, expect those on the receiving end of that intolerant and disrespectful religious propaganda to sit back and say nowt. And again, condemning religious propaganda(or any propaganda devised to portray another group in a negative manner) – and those who spout it – doesn't render you religious.

    November 11, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  262. guest

    Come on America. The world is correct. We are stupid Americans. Can't everyone see that there is only going to be one solution to the problems with the Arab world. Unless we carpet bomb these guys into oblivion your kids and grandkids are going to have to either be moslems or get their throats cut. Send the to allah now. We all die eventually, so let's help these guys get to hell sooner than later.

    November 11, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  263. guest

    Come on America. The world is correct. We are stupid Americans. Can't everyone see that there is only going to be one solution to the problems with the Arab world. Unless we carpet bomb these guys into oblivion your kids and grandkids are going to have to either be moslems or get their throats cut. Send them to allah now. We all die eventually, so let's help these guys get to hell sooner than later.

    November 11, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  264. lolarites

    I think these two religions are equally evil, but Islam seem to be the principle scurge at this time. Imagine what the world would be like without them?

    November 11, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  265. John Smith

    Thank Allah and Mohammed for Sharia Law. How dare she say something against such a peaceful and kind prophet and religion. Hope they don't wait too long to hang her. It might generate sympathy for the infidel.

    November 11, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  266. FRANK A. SANTANA

    I FEEL THAT EVERY RELIGION IS SACRED AND SHOULD BE RESPECTED AS WELL AS POLITICAL VIEWS. A WOMAN TALKS BAD OF A PROFIT AND THE KORAN BUT THE PAKISTAN PEOPLE BURN THE AMERICAN FLAG AND ALSO HAVE DEFILED IN MY PRESENCE AND I DON'T SEE THE PAKISTANI GOVERNMENT KILLING THE PEOPLE WHO DEFILE OUR LITERATURE. LET THE WOMAN LIVE FOR SHE IS A CHRISTIAN AND CHRIST WOULD RATHER FORGIVE HER THEN CONDEMN HER. ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS MARCHING ON TO WAR. GOD BLESS FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND THE USA.

    November 11, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  267. Eric

    too bad the bible is a lie too. It's all completely unreliable and unbelievable. I really can't figure out how people believe is all this non-sense. None of it logically makes any sense at all.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  268. Ttommy

    My God can kick your God's ass!

    November 11, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  269. Amy J

    Preaching to others about how much better their religion is than others'? Sounds like a typical Christian.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  270. ryan

    @steve people who suffer under the evil influence of Buddha? self-immolators. I'd much rather blow myself up for Allah then light myself on fire for Buddha. A whole lot quicker that way.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  271. Scott A

    The lady's a bigot, but its no reason to put her to death. Here in America, the same speech could get her elected to office in Alabama. Not sure what the solution to bigotry is (the decent folk here in the states have been trying to figure that out for years), but I'm pretty sure putting someone to death for their hateful words will only make her "supporters" more angry.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  272. tewrobert

    So this woman could be executed for speaking the truth eh?
    Amd pakistan dont like the way we talk about their Koran, But they are not smart enough to realize this book has caused many deaths on both sides that can only be blamed on their ignorance...Thus we see no reason to respect it, I mean why should we? Give me one good reason.......
    If they are going to persue this cruelty to their own people then we need to get up with our senators and tell them NO more money for pakistan as long as they act like this..
    I think they need more sanctions, There is some very evil people there, and some here too, Some of you make me ashamed and when you talk like this it only makes matters worse.......It surely makes you no better than these religious radicals,
    Pakistan is a breeding ground,. The sneak across the borders and attack in Afghan and also India, They are not good, Why would anyone want to trade with them,,,,Anyone buying anything from pakistan I suggest you stop and tell them why,
    We used to buy a lot from them before they put sanctions on them,, WE spent a lot of money over there, We was wholesaling their medical tools,.Now china get that money..( only game in town ). Get them where it hurts ......AGAIN
    As long as they live in the stone age I will never deal with them again.......

    November 11, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  273. blf83

    I sit Sarah Palin?

    November 11, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  274. RW

    Free speech? Sick of Muslims yet?

    November 11, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  275. Anon

    All hail the magic conch shell!

    November 11, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  276. HeisGod

    May the Lord Jesus Christ strengthen her and may His peace that suppresses all understand her keep her in all her ways. She isn't losing a life, she is gaining it for the sake of Christ. She has stood up to preach the truth and this things the Lord has spoken that many shall lose their lives for His sake. It is written, anyone who holds on to life shall lose it and anyone who loses their life for the sake of the Lord shall have it.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Anon

      Christians were doing the same thing a thousand years ago.

      November 11, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • HeisGod

      Oops, reposting this part:

      "May the Lord Jesus Christ strengthen her and may His peace that suppresses all understanding keep her in all her ways....

      November 11, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  277. Anon

    If the USA turns into a "theocrazy" this what would happen to us atheists.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  278. Teriander

    Amen brother.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  279. Patrick

    Christianity, the religion of lots of war. Jesus is all about power. Didn't you know that? Bah.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  280. sri

    dunno about the bacon sandwiches dawg...doubt they had invented bacon back then...but yeah, either way, i heard muhammad liked to bath in pigs urine and eat their defacation...he is one piece of crud...along with the QURAN

    November 11, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  281. Patrick

    No, you are.

    November 11, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  282. Muneef

    @Sri.
    Which underworld you came from to speak in this dirty way no matter about who you refer to but shocked to see that a country considers it self modern and leading first world country still has your filthy remarks?
    You disgust me and make me sick that there are still some like you there hiding cowardly sp-itting poisonous hatred and only tell how low you are...shame on America having raised up your mentality and language where your tongue should be slashed out of your mouth to purify you from the sins caused your tongue or the fingers that wrote your comments.Ameen Ya Rab Alalameen.

    November 11, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  283. Hugo

    Patrick – Who is the "you" that you refer to?

    November 11, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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