Those celebrating Taseer’s murder are ‘blasphemers’: Bilawal


LONDON – Bilawal Bhutto has condemned all those who have praised the assassination of the Punjab governor for his opposition to the blasphemy laws. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari told mourners Monday at the Pakistan High Commission in London that people who have voiced support for the killer of Punjab governor Salman Taseer were ‘the real blasphemers’. “Because of you, the message of Islam is distorted in the eyes of the world,” said Bhutto Zardari, the son of President Asif Ali Zardari. “Those who attack my religion, especially those who corrupt its peaceful message, you are what I call covert blasphemers and you will be defeated,” he continued. “This will be our jihad.” Bilawal pledged to defend Christians and other minorities in the country.
“We will defend you. For those who wish to harm you for a crime you did not commit, they will have to go through me first,” he said. Bilawal compared the killing of Taseer with that of his mother three years ago, saying they both died defending the real message of Islam.