Pakistan: Asia Bibi, Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy, flown out of the country

The Muslim mobs who have been baying for her blood will be newly enraged, and may try to vent their wrath against the Pakistani government.

Asia Bibi

“Asia Bibi case: Pakistani woman acquitted of blasphemy flown out of country,” by Tom Powell, Evening Standard, November 7, 2018:

A Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy eight years after being sentenced to death has is being flown out of the country for security reasons.

Amid tight security, Asia Bibi left a detention facility in Punjab province for a flight to the capital city Islamabad, officials said. Troops guarded the roads leading to the airport from which she departed.

Her lawyer Saif ul Malook said that she was being flown out of Pakistan with her immediate family but he did not know where they were going.

Authorities last month said they arrested two prisoners for allegedly conspiring to strangle her and since then additional police and troops have been deployed to the facility in Punjab.

Antonio Tajani, the president of the European parliament, tweeted: “Asia Bibi has left the prison and has been transferred to a safe place! I thank the Pakistani authorities.

“I look forward meeting her and her family, in the European Parliament as soon as possible.”

Ms Bibi’s move comes a week after the high court in a landmark ruling acquitted her and ordered her released.

It triggered nationwide protests and Ms Bibi’s release was put on hold on Friday after authorities held talks with radical Islamists who want her publicly hanged…

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch. The featured image is courtesy of the American Center for Law and Justice.

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  1. Rose Weleski
    Rose Weleski says:

    So ecstatic!! Our God is great!! Thank you Lord Jesus!! All honor and glory belongs to You! I pray she is going somewhere safe where she and her family can grow in their faith and be happy. God bless the ACLJ who fought for her long with many other government officials. And God bless those who prayed for her release.

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