An effigy of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman accused of blasphemy, is held up during a rally in Karachi, Pakistan, on November 21. Radical Muslims have protested against the Supreme Court’s decision to acquit the woman. Photo: EPA
Kevin Rafferty
Opinion

Opinion

Kevin Rafferty

Populism, religious zealotry, social media: the unholy trinity that made a lawless mess of Pakistan

  • Kevin Rafferty says the blasphemy case against Asia Bibi is an emblem of a Pakistan that has broken its founding father’s promise of safety for people of all faiths, and a nation that has lost its way

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An effigy of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman accused of blasphemy, is held up during a rally in Karachi, Pakistan, on November 21. Radical Muslims have protested against the Supreme Court’s decision to acquit the woman. Photo: EPA
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