Despite Asia Bibi’s desperate attempts to reach a country of safe haven, her life remains under threat even in the western nation of Canada, some 6,500 miles away from Pakistan.
According to the British Pakistani Christian Association, a Muslim man who claims to reside in Canada has released a chilling video in which he promises to “slay” the “blasphemer Asia Bibi.”
BPCA noted that the man could be seen singing “an Islamic chant honouring Muhammed” and “professing that he a beloved believer of Islam” who “will slay the blasphemer Asia Bibi.”
The man then “warns the ‘Enemies of Islam and the Jew Government that set Asia Bibi free’ that he will kill her,” according to the group.
Asia Bibi spent the best part of a decade on death row for a “blasphemy” crime that she did not commit. Despite being acquitted by the Supreme Court last October, it took the Pakistani government over six months to arrange her safe passage from the country. On May 8, Bibi was flown to Canada where she was granted asylum and reunited with the rest of her family.
However, as you can see, Bibi still remains under threat. As such, news about her arrival in Canada or location of residence has been kept strictly confidential.
“Pakistan has been relatively silent since the release of Asia Bibi but international security agencies must not get complacent,” BCPA’s director, Wilson Chowdhry said of the latest threat. “Her release is a real bone of contention with the millions of radicalized Muslims across the globe who are waiting for an opportunity to assassinate Asia Bibi, or a mass terrorist strike in revenge for what they see as a perceived blasphemy.”
Do continue to pray for Bibi and her family as they attempt to build a new life in Canada.