American Senator Marco Rubio has actually criticized Pakistan s blasphemy law, saying it continues to motivate violence and marginalization of spiritual minorities in the country.
In Pakistan, we have actually seen proponents of religious flexibility murdered for criticizing blasphemy laws, Mr. Rubio, also a previous Republican governmental prospect, said on the Senate floor this week.
He mentioned the March, 2011 killing of Shahbaz Bhatti, saying the Pakistani Federal Minister of Minority Affairs and, the only Christian to serve in Pakistan s Cabinet was shot to death by the Pakistani Taliban beyond his mother s home.
5 years have passed. The Pakistani federal government has actually failed to bring his murderers to justice and have actually failed to reform the blasphemy law that continues to encourage violence, murder with impunity, and the marginalization of religious minorities, Mr. Rubio stated.
As a result, many other detainees of conscience in Pakistan suffer behind bars, the Senator from Florida alleged.