Sunni Muslim groups have coordinated mass demonstrations across Pakistan, chanting slogans and displaying signs calling for the Christian woman Asia Bibi to be hanged.  Their protests were sparked by the Supreme Court’s postponement of the decision on the case of  the mother of five, sentenced to death for blasphemy in 2010, and still waiting for the judgement in her final appeal.  Hundreds of members and supporters of Tehreek-e-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah gathered this week in Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore to protest against the woman, now in prison for six years on charges of blasphemy.  “It will be a war if accursed Asia escapes. We are united to guard the honor of Rasool Allah, we are His servants,” Mukhtar, on one of many protesters in Lahore supporting the hanging of the Christian woman told AsiaNews.  “Was Pakistan formed to hang the lovers and spare blasphemers. Why is Asia Bibi not hanged even after the death sentence by Lahore High Court and Supreme Court,” he asked, warning “the government will pay if it acts on foreign agenda and betrays us.”

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