Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Pakistan: Muslim Extremists Seek to Ban Bible; Claim Bible Is "Blasphemous" and "Pornographic"

The Europe News website reports today (June 7, 2011) that Muslim extremists in Pakistan have demanded the Bible be banned, and called on Pakistan's supreme court to investigate "blasphemous" and "pornographic" passages.

At a press conference, party leader Maulana Abdul Rauf Farooqi called for the Bible to be banned and complained about passages in which prophets are described carrying out "a variety of moral crimes, which undermine the sanctity of the holy figures."

Farooqi said that his lawyers were "preparing to ask the court to ban the book."

Muslim extremists have referred to Biblical heroes such as David, who coveted a man's wife and so sent him to face certain death on the battle front lines.

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