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Pakistan persecution

Pakistan continues its practice of sentencing to death anyone the state deems a blasphemer.

Latest to step out of line are Mubasher Ahmad, Ghulam Ahmed and Ehsan Ahmed, who face execution for “insulting the prophet Mohammed”.

The three of them belong to the Ahmadi sect, a branch of Islam that is rejected in Pakistan.

A peaceful sub-division of Islam, the fourth Caliph of the sect wrote in 1989 that Islam “categorically rejects and condemns every form of terrorism. It does not provide any cover or justification for any act of violence, be it committed by an individual, a group or a government.”