Salman Taseer, Governor of Punjab, was assassinated by one of his guards for speaking out against the death penalty for a Christian woman who allegedly blasphemed Mohammed. Some Moslem clerics have applauded this assassination. Aasia Bibi, the woman sentenced to death, had allegedly been in dispute with Muslim women labourers who objected to sharing a bowl of water with her, and it is alleged that personal scores are being settled. Hers was the only Christian family in the village. A radical cleric has promised a bounty to anyone who carries out the verdict.
Religious extremism hurts us all. What can we do?