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    • Blasphemy and the Governor of Punjab

    • By: Owen Bennet-Jones, John Dryden
    • Narrated by: Owen Bennet-Jones
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    On 4 January 2011, millionaire businessman and governor of Punjab Salmaan Taseer was shot to death. He had been leading a campaign to amend Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, after an illiterate Christian woman was sentenced to death for blasphemy. Within hours, a Facebook page for the assassin Mumtaz Qadri had over 2000 members. Transferred to jail, Qadri was garlanded with roses by lawyers offering to take his case for free.

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