According to the Huffington Post, “Sherry Rehman, the Pakistani Ambassador to the United States, is under investigation by Pakistani police for allegedly blasphemous remarks she made more than two years ago on a Pakistani talk show, Agence France-Press reports. If convicted, Rehman could be sentenced to death.”
What do you think of blasphemy laws, such as those in effect in Pakistan?
According to HuffPo: “In Pakistan, anyone who insults the Prophet (even indirectly or implicitly) can be given a death sentence or life imprisonment.”
Two of the groups allegedly linked with Chuck Hagel, who’s facing a Senate confirmation fight for Secretary of Defense, are bogus.
As Salon.com reports, “None of the charges were more ridiculous on their face than the allegation that Hagel took a paid speaking gig from a group indiscreetly called ‘Friends of Hamas’.”
Read more: “A new low for Breitbart”
After residents voiced strong opposition to a proposed Muslim cemetery in a rural part of unincorporated Bullitt County in Kentucky last week, the county’s Board of Adjustments voted 4-1 to deny the request to loud applause from the crowd of more than 110.
You can read more here: Bullitt board rejects plan for Islamic cemetery
“[Some residents] expressed concern about environmental issues associated with Islamic burial traditions, which typically involve no caskets or vaults. Some feared vandalism from those opposed to Islam.”
What can Muslims do to counter such opposition to what should be an easy approval?
Some opponents of the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense allege that he has shadowy Hamas ties — yet the group they pinpoint apparently does not exist.
See: “Friends of Hamas”: The Scary-Sounding Pro-Hagel Group That Doesn’t Actually Exist.
Have you been following the Senate hearings?