Our religion obliges us to kill the blasphemer. People would not have taken the law into their own hands had the courts hanged Asia maloona [accursed],” she replied with a cold stare, referring to Asia Bibi, the Catholic woman acquitted of blasphemy in 2018 after spending eight years on death row.
I felt as if I was suddenly dwarfed. The conversation ended with a simple nod to whatever she uttered later. That’s the lifestyle we are accustomed to these days. While liberals and minorities are certainly free to hold views on human rights and peace, once they step out into the public sphere, they must weigh each word they say to avoid hurting the religious feelings of the majority.