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Pakistan's Blasphemy Law meets its Next Victim

Shahbaz Bhatti, the sole Christian member of the Pakistani government was murdered yesterday, merely 2 months after the assassination of Salman Taseer.

Bhatti, the Minister of Minorities, in a country which is 95% Muslim, was also murdered as a result of his disagreement with the Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, which includes the death penalty for those who speak negatively of the Prophet Muhammad.

This incident raises questions about how strongly the government of Pakistan is working against Islamic extremism…