Will the Real Pakistan Stand Up, Please?

Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui

by James M. Dorsey Two headlines this month beg the question US officials have been grappling with for more than a decade: Will the real Pakistan stand up, please? Pakistan’s The News reported that the government had designated Islamabad as… Continue Reading  

Blasphemy: The Unpardonable Offense

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by Alia Ahmed When, this past April, a mob of his fellow students lynched and shot dead 23-year-old Mashal Khan on a university campus in northern Pakistan for allegedly posting “blasphemous” content to Facebook, a divided society came together in… Continue Reading  

The War Over Blasphemy

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by Maikel Nabil Sanad Two weeks ago, Iceland abolished its 75-year-old blasphemy law. The parliament’s decision was a victory for the unconventional Pirate Party, which made the call to abolish the blasphemy law in Iceland after the Charlie Hebdo terrorist… Continue Reading