Friday, November 22, 2013
Aren’t we all blasphemers?-2
It is puzzling to know to that if Pakistan or any other Muslim country for that matter have laws on the books stating that blasphemous act is punishable by death, why would any non Muslim want to risk their lives to commit blasphemy but this does not goes into the head of the people ready to have blood on their hands just because they heard that somebody committed blasphemy. At that time, the atmosphere is so charged that any reasonable voice doubting the allegations can get killed too because people will perceive that he/she may also be sympathized with the suspect. And it is not only the Non Muslims can be a target, even Muslims who are in dispute with another Muslim can devise or accuse each other of blasphemy in order for his/her opponent to suffer. And why it is always that blasphemy applies in the case of Muslims sensitivities and not for non Muslims. For example, Christians believe that Jesus Christ is the son of GOD and Muslim treat him as one of the greatest Prophets so it can be said that if they speak at the same time, they are committing blasphemy against each other. And when a mob is enraged they really don’t care what they are attacking as long as it is targeting the opponent's religion and in such a case, a blasphemy has been created because a church or a temple has been destroyed including all the holy books inside. The same argument can be said for the Hindus, Buddhists, Jews and other religion who are make an argument which will be considered blasphemous to the another religion.