My last post has drawn an anonymous critical comment suggesting that Khalid Saeed is simply trying to work the system to avoid deportation, and that he would not be in any danger if he returned home to Pakistan.
I think this is such an ignorant and ill informed comment that I have to refute it.
Mr Saeed is an ex moslem, or apostate as islam calls them, and an atheist who has expressed criticisms of islam on his blog. This is considered blasphemy to many moslems. I assume that anonymous lives in a democratic state and enjoys freedom of speech, and may be unaware that in Pakistan both apostasy and blasphemy are criminal offences that can attract the death penalty.
Although no-one has yet been executed for either crime, those accused, even if acquitted, are often nonetheless killed either in prison or on their release. Anonymous’ statement “I don't think Pakistan or anywhere else would give a toss whether he 'believes' or not,” has to be seen as utter shite.
Anonymous also states “And why do you think all those born into 'any' religion are staunch believers and practitioners on the same level of dedication?” Firstly I don’t understand the question. Secondly, where have I said any such thing? I made no comment on the post at all.
The bottom line is that Sweden is about to deport a man back to Pakistan who could face judicial execution, or murder at the hands of fanatics, for the crimes of apostasy and blasphemy, neither of which are offences in Sweden.