A man has been sentenced to death over in Pakistan for sending an insulting message about the Prophet Muhammad in a WhatsApp message to his friend.
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35-year-old Nadeem James, who is a Christian, allegedly committed the blasphemy when he sent a poem to his Muslim friend on the messaging app.
Defence lawyer Anjum Wakeel said that the pair had been in a dispute over a woman, leading to the friend outing James to the police. He then went on the run following the accusation of blasphemy, before being arrested last year. Wakeel said:
James was handed a death sentence by the court on Thursday on blasphemy charges.
My client will appeal the sentence in the high court as he has been framed by his friend, who was annoyed over James’ affair with a Muslim girl.
Let’s hope that he wins the case because honestly, why the hell would you kill someone for sending a poem? Apparently the Pakistani government has recently considered safeguards to the blasphemy laws after a student was beaten to death last year at his uni for allegedly sharing blasphemous material on social media. Over the years there have been dozens of violent deaths due to unproven allegations of blasphemy, which is just ridiculous and such a pointless end to a life.
Anyway, fingers crossed James’ appeal gets accepted – we’re routing for him.
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