'Murder in God's Name' + Bill Maher Interview

BONUS: President Jimmy Carter interview with Bill Maher

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25 minute video presentation: 'Murder in God's Name'

In Pakistan, it is illegal to make derogatory comments about Prophet Muhammad or desecrate the Quran.

Anyone accused is usually arrested and jailed, sometimes for years, before their case is overturned or sentence reduced by the appeal courts.

Such is the strength of feeling about blasphemy that the mere rumour of an allegation is enough to set the neighbourhood or village against the accused, increasingly with fatal consequences. In some instances, it is not just the accused, but their entire community who are held responsible and threatened.

On wasteland on the outskirts of Islamabad we meet families who have fled their homes in the city’s Mehrabadi district.

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  • Daniel S.

    Even though this covered things we were already largely aware of the pain and suffering caused by Islamic "law" was brought home in a sad and moving way. The goal of the true believers is Islamic rule over all the Earth. Support separation of church and state with everything that is in you.

    April 6

  • Jack M.

    Real News Reporting from the Al Jazeera Channel

    April 6

  • Robert "Bob" W.

    Regretably, a new job where I am generally scheduled on the weekends will, with almost all certainty, limit my ability to attend any of these Sunday events.

    April 4

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