You were just listening to the sounds of an angry mob in Pakistan, ravenously demanding the execution of a Christian woman for blasphemy. If you are a Christian in the world today, welcome to the first century. I know some people are saying, "But Glenn this is in Pakistan!" I will tell you this, if we continue to have this blasé attitude… the ravenous calls for the death of anyone, simply for their religious beliefs, will spread like a raging out of control wildfire. This morning, WE ARE ALL this Pakistani Christian woman.
How is it that we have come full circle? Where the persecution that Jesus' apostles and the first Christians endured by the Romans is now — again — standard fare in places like the Middle East. But the cowardice I saw from our cousin in the United Kingdom over this situation has me truly horrified. It's rare to be witness to such a cowardly act that the British just committed, and it all centers around this young woman from Pakistan.
Asia Bibi was picking berries with a few other farmworkers in a remote Pakistani field in 2009. But when a supervisor asked her to get some water, her life changed forever. Christians in Pakistan have always been on the receiving end of bigotry and persecution, so it probably wasn't a surprise to Asia when two Muslim women began to fight with her, saying they wouldn't drink from anything that had been touched by a Christian. But it all spun out of control when the two Muslim women claimed she had insulted Mohammad. A crime punishable by death. Despite the fact that no one else could verify this claim, Asia has been in prison ever since.
Pakistan's Supreme Court just acquitted Asia and set her free. Apparently, it's kind of a bad precedent if you condemn a person to death based off of mere hearsay. But the mob didn't care. They wanted blood. They've been out in the streets demanding Asia's death. CRUCIFY HER!
The only chance for her and her family is to get the heck out of dodge before the mob takes "justice" into their own hands. You'd think an asylum claim would be an easy slam dunk… Europe has been taking in refugees by the millions. Quite literally by the millions. But the U.K. has denied Asia and her family asylum. Why? Because they fear the quote "unrest" that might spring up in British streets from the countries swelling Muslim population.
Are you kidding me? Where are the people that once said this, "we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; WE SHALL NEVER SURRENDER." Where are those people? Where's the courage? Where's the decency?
If you want to know what true manifested cowardice is, I give you the British Government. And — to the Women's Marchers and new wave feminists — if you want to know what a true war on women is and real bigotry… try being a woman and — God forbid — a Christian woman in places like Pakistan… and now apparently in places like the U.K. President Donald Trump should grant this woman and her family immediate asylum here in the United States. Now is the time to lead and show the world our compassion and greatness.
For if we don't… no one — not even our supposed friends and allies — will do it in our absence.