Pakistani government minister Shahbaz Bhatti was today murdered. Reason: He said criticism of Islam should be allowed.
In January, provincial governor Salman Taseer was murdered for the same reason: he believed it should be ok to criticize Islam. For this, his own bodyguard shot him with 26 bullets. People went to the streets to celebrate the murder.
Pakistan has a law that forbids blasphemy and in practice allows any citizen to kill a blasphemer. No evidence or court hearing needed, just go ahead and kill anyone who says bad things about your religion.
“The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti