FOR far too long “disrepectful” Pakistanis have apparently been bad-mouthing those closely connected with the “prophet” and getting away with light sentences.
So one of the Islamic country’s numerous crackpot lawmakers— Moulana Abdul Akbar Chitrali, above—decided that enough was enough.
Earlier this month he introduced a bill, passed by the National Assembly, that says that anyone found guilty of insulting chums and family of the “prophet” should be jailed for ten years.
Insulting Mo’s wives and cohorts had already been prohibited under the notorious Section 298c of the Pakistan Penal Code, which made any insults of Islam or the “prophet” a “crime” punishable by death.
However, disrespecting his family cronies carried the lesser sentence of three years’ imprisonment.
The new Section 381 of Pakistan Penal Code, passed on January 17, introduces the harsher sentence of a decade in the slammer.
According to Pakistan Today, Section 381 says that people who disrespect “sacred personalities” are promoting “terrorism and disruption in the country, and hurts people from all walks of life.”
Chitrali wanted to nuke India and Israel
The extent of Chitrali’s lunacy was exposed by MEMRI on 2021 after he demanded that the Pakistani military declare jihad against Israel and use its long-range missiles, F-17 fighter jets, and nuclear weapons against it and India.
He made his remarks in a speech that was aired on PTV (Pakistan) on May 17, 2021.
Chitrali said that Pakistan is the seventh most powerful country, and it should not use its missiles and nuclear weapons as children’s toys or artifacts in a museum. He continued to say that jihad is the only way to liberate Kashmir and Palestine.
He told the National Assembly:
Mr. Speaker, if you want to liberate Kashmir, if you want to help the Kashmiris, if you want to liberate Palestine, if you want to help the Palestinians, then you have only one path, and that is the path of ‘fight for the sake of Allah.’
The path of Allah is the path of jihad. Jihad is the only way. We have no way other than fighting and confronting them.
Wikipedia points out that, though no judicial executions have been carried out under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, many of those accused, their lawyers and any persons speaking against such laws and proceedings have become victims of lynchings or street vigilantism in Pakistan.
More than 75 people were murdered for blasphemy between 1987 and 2017
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