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← Mainstream religious organisations applaud killing of Salman Taseer

Peter Watkinson's Avatar Jump to comment 20 by Peter Watkinson

There is also another challenge that Pakistan is going to have to face, namely, the one to its judicial system.

When the murderer of Salman Taseer is finally brought to trial, I cannot but wonder what will be on trial: the murderer or the system’s ability to uphold justice in the light of very probable religious intimidation to pervert its course.

If the murderer were to be found not guilty, doubtful, you may say, I don’t know, or guilty and then given a token sentence, we are one step closer to legitimising assassination as means of silencing opposition to religious fanaticism and to a total break down in the legal system.

Peter

Thu, 06 Jan 2011 12:03:50 UTC | #574019