Asia Bibi is finally free, but Pakistan’s blasphemy law stays

By Tarek Fatah | New Delhi Times

Weeks after opening its arms to the Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed who faced death in her country because she renounced Islam, we Canadians are now hosting another woman escaping the Islamic World.

This time it’s a Christian mother from Pakistan who spent nearly ten years on death row for the crime of daring to drink from a cup of water reserved for Muslims. Her name is Aasiya Noreen also known as Asia Bibi.

Asia Bibi’s daughters reportedly arrived in Canada before her and Bibi herself was believed to have arrived in Toronto on a Tuesday afternoon flight, the family reunited for the first time in a decade.