In a truly disgusting state of affairs, it has been claimed that persecuted Christian Pakistani Asia Bibi won’t be given asylum in Britain because of concerns for her safety if she came to the country.
Bibi has been released from death row after 8 years for blasphemy after the Supreme Court overturned the conviction. Her supposed crime? ‘Insulting the Prophet Mohammed’.
Her husband Ashiq Masih now fears for his family’s safety and has said: “I am requesting the Prime Minister of the UK help us and as far as possible grant us freedom.”
The Huffington Post have been told that her request for asylum in the UK has been turned down because of possible security concerns and civil unrest. If true, we’re in a dark place as a country.
I really hope that this is NOT true! If Asia Bibi is denied asylum in the UK then what the heck is the point of the asylum system?https://t.co/NEMwTBvPgu
— Ayaan Hirsi Ali (@Ayaan) November 10, 2018
Wilson Chowdhry, who is Chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association, has said: “I’ve been lead to believe that the UK government had concerns that her moving to the UK would cause security concerns and unrest among certain sections of the community and would also be a security threat to British embassies abroad which might be targeted by Islamist terrorists.
“Asia and her family have now decided to take up one of the offers for asylum from a western country.”
Italy’s Matteo Salvini has been one of those publicly offering to help those being persecuted safely claim asylum.
If the reasons cited for Britain not willing to help this poor woman and her family are correct, then Islamic extremism is winning. It’s an absolute outrage and a disgrace.