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Justice triumphs eventually for Rimsha Masih

Islamabad - This is one piece of news that will enthrall everyone who believes in justice and freedom against orthodoxy and religious militancy. The mentally challenged girl accused of blaspheming Islam has been released from jail, according to news sources.

Op-Ed: Blasphemy Laws

While media attention recently has focused on Pakistan and its blasphemy laws, many countries have such laws including Saudi Arabia and Iran. In western countries blasphemy laws have been replaced by hate speech laws that also punish some types of speech.

Op-Ed: Sectarian politics behind Saudi's 500 lashes for Australian

Medina - Saudi authorities failed to heed the Grand Mufti's warning that the Haj should not be used to promote sectarian hatred. The arrest of an Iranian born Shia Muslim from Australia, and sentence of 500 lashes, shows sectarian politics are at play.

Aasia Bibi and Impurities in the Land of the Pure

The case of Aasia Noreen aka Aasia Bibi illustrates how far Pakistan has to go to secure freedoms for its religious minorities.

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