As we oppose and reject antifa (really profa) and its violent opposition to drastically limiting free speech in this country, it’s worth noting the outcome in other countries when things we still count as free speech are counted as death-penalty offenses.

In Pakistan, a 35-year-old Christian man has been sentenced to death for purportedly sharing material that mocked Mohammed on the social media app Whatsapp.

Reuters reports:

A Christian man has been sentenced to death on blasphemy charges by a court in eastern Pakistan after a close friend accused him of sharing anti-Islamic material, the defendant’s lawyer said on Friday.

Blasphemy is a criminal offence in Muslim-majority Pakistan, and insults against the Prophet Mohammad are punishable by death. Most cases are filed against members of minority communities.

Nadeem James, 35, was arrested in July 2016, accused by a friend of sharing material ridiculing the Prophet Mohammad on the Whatsapp messaging service.

Lawyer Riaz Anjum said his client intended to appeal against the verdict, passed on Thursday by a sessions court in the town of Gujrat.


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