Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Another Blasphemer shot dead in Pakistan, A Christian, in the Pakistani Government?

How does a Christian even get into politics in Pakistan without being killed just for that

(Reuters) - Gunmen shot dead Pakistan's only Christian government minister on Wednesday for challenging a law that mandates the death penalty for insulting Islam, the second top official killed this year over the blasphemy law.

The assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, minister for minorities, is the latest sign of deep political instability in the nuclear-armed U.S. ally. Frequent militant attacks and chronic economic problems have raised fears for Pakistan's future.

Pakistani Taliban militants claimed responsibility for killing Bhatti, with a Taliban spokesman saying the minister was a blasphemer.

Bhatti was shot in broad daylight while traveling in a car near a market in the capital, Islamabad, police said.

"The attackers were wearing shawls and opened indiscriminate fire as they got close to the minister's car," Islamabad police chief Wajid Durrani told reporters.

The windshield of Bhatti's car had four or five bullet holes and blood covered the back seat. A hospital spokesman said Bhatti, who had spoken out against the anti-blasphemy law, received several wounds.

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