Secular Jihadists: Pakistan, Blasphemy, & Asia Bibi with Shaan Taseer

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We speak to Shaan Taseer, the son of assassinated Pakistani governor Salman Taseer who stood with Asia Bibi when she was charged and jailed for blasphemy in 2010. Now acquitted and released, her life remains under threat from Islamic fundamentalist mobs who want her put to death. Shaan joins us to talk about the case, Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, his father, and much more. Do not miss this.

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slLLyhumans

Ex-Catholic here: I feel as though I just completed a class titled The History of Islam in Pakistan 101. Very interesting conversation & I learned a great deal, thanks.

Pakistani Atheist

Shaan Taseer's father Salman Taseer is a true hero of humanity. He sacrificed his own life for the sake of Asia Bibi's. He had everything to loose. A loving family, a successful business, the governorship of the largest province in Pakistan, yet he sacrificed his life for a poor, illiterate, Christian woman he had never met. It goes to show even those who have everything in this world, can be capable of sacrificing it all due to their moral consciousness. They will erect statues of Salman Taseer in Pakistan in the future once we are rid of this cancer to… Read more »

Mohammed Jamil

AASIA BIBI GOD BLESS YOU AND FAMILY I FEEL SO SORRY FOR YOU. YOU DID NOT COMMIT ANY CRIME AND NEEDLESSLY SERVED 8 YEARS IN PRISON DUE TO EXTREMIST GANGS OF VILLAGERS THE POLICE AND CORRUPT POLITICIANS ALL IN THE NAME OF SO CALLED APOSTASY ABSOLUTE JOKE. FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS A ABSOLUTE MUST IN OUR SOCIETY. NO INDIVIDUAL OR BOOK IS FREE FROM CRITICISM. PEACE

Annu Iq

Guys, I love you, I love your podcasts but Armin you gotta stop interrupting people and derailing the conversation.
It takes away from the importance of what you’re saying.

Fiyadh Mowla

Blasphemy regardless how bizarre it is, the study and document behind the blasphemy law is different across geopolitical landscape. For example, currently in Austria, it is a product of protecting the minority based on political correctness. In Iran, it is to protect the Scholar Regime intertwined with the constitution. With Saudi, it is follow the law of God blindly without any question or logic and Pakistan, to protect the name of the Prophet. In all the cases, to justify such a law requires different tools. Just want to point out, from a secular standpoint, one variable is being a minority,… Read more »

J K

God bless you guys keep up your good work. Justice is done, those who are against justice, truth, and believe in killing of innocent, lies and so are leading Islam now. God have mercy on Pakistan and Islamists. I agree our famous poets were secular .

Arahan alhaqiqat

Your knowledge is very limited.

Arahan alhaqiqat

In india christians have killed more than 5 million Hindus . Do you know about pune inquisition Court?

Arahan alhaqiqat

U have no idea about india. Christians told u lies about India and u believed it. In fact Christianity is the worst religion. U believe son without known father.