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CAIR: 'It's Best To Release' Christian Woman On Death Row in Pakistan
by Edwin Mora
The national legislative director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Corey Sailor, said it would be best for Pakistan to release Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death by hanging for alleged blasphemy against Islam's prophet Mohammed.
Outside FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., CNSNews.com asked CAIR's Sailor: "Asia Bibi, a Christian, has been charged with blasphemy in Pakistan, which calls for the execution or life imprisonment of those who defame Mohammed. Do you think Pakistani President [Asif Ali] Zardari should pardon her given that she is denying the accusations?"
Sailor said: "Well we've, in the past, pointed out our position that we do not believe that apostasy is cause for execution of anyone. We believe that people have the right to their individual religious beliefs and we believe that Pakistan should reflect that and respect a person's individual religious beliefs."
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