Blasphemy, hitherto (dec’10) whole Pakistani media is inundated with its news. I accept it is very brusque to criticize or abuse any God. God is a deity creature, and they are having very responsible position in the eyes of devotees. Even if you are atheist, you have no right to say bad about them.
Recently Asia Bibi, a mason in Pakistan, who was Christian, said bad words to Prophet. And in Pakistan, there is law, if you said anything against Prophet, and you are witnessed by at least 4 people, you will be hanged to death.
But Punjab Governor raised objection against this blasphemy law in Pakistan, they said if accused is forced to say bad about prophet then in that case capital punishment is not given to them, imprisonment will be suitable. As like in Asia Bibi case, their sub-ordinate workers, started fight by blaspheme about Jesus and that drive Asia to speak bad about Prophet. But only held responsible for blasphemy because only blaspheme about Prophet is consider as CRIME. Which I really believe is totally unfair.
During the Prophet time, there were some non-believers who used to use abusive language against the Prophet of Islam. The Prophet of Islam never suggests any legal punishments to them. He simply directed them to one of his companions, Hassan Bin Sabil-al-Ansari, who would respond to their blasphemous statements and remove their misunderstanding by means of arguments.
It is unfair that only blaspheme about Prophet is consider as crime, treat every god as equal. Why only Asia is being hanged, other sub-ordinates should be hanged too. Asia Bibi triggered a blasphemy furore and in whose defence Salman Taseer lost his life this week by his elite bodyguard who is infused with extremist views. Supporters of Sunni Tehreek chant slogans in favor of Mumtaz Qadri and shower rose petal instead of bricks outside the anti-terrorist court in Rawalpindi.
Only attestation (orally) by few person against anybody (without having any written, video or audio evidence) is considered as evidence and capital punishment are given to accused. Islam suggests capital punishment only for murder. Is it correct to testify any person without proper evidence? If this will continue then and innocent suffer more than the real blaspheme.
It is good to adopt blaspheme law but it should be equal to every religion and every convict should be punished equally.