Will President Obama bring this up in discussions with Pakistani leaders? Don't hold you breath. From Asia News:
Pakistan has :crossed a line" in sentencing a Christian woman to death for blasphemy. Asia Bibi, a 37-year-old farm worker mother of two, was convicted of committing blasphemy before her fellow workers during a heated discussion about religion in the village of Ittanwali in June last year.
Some of the women workers had reportedly been pressuring Bibi to renounce her Christian faith and accept Islam. During one discussion, Bibi responded by speaking of how Jesus had died on the cross for the sins of humanity and asking the Muslim women what Muhammad had done for them.
The Muslim women took offence and began beating Bibi. Afterwards she was locked in a room. According to Release International, a mob reportedly formed and "violently abused" her and her children.
The charity, which supports persecuted Christians, said that blasphemy charges were brought against Bibi because of pressure from local Muslim leaders.
Release International's chief executive, Andy Dipper, expressed his shock at Sunday's ruling.
"Pakistan has crossed a line in passing the death sentence on a woman for blasphemy," he said.
In addition to the death sentence, Bibi was also fined the equivalent for an unskilled worker of two and a half years' wages.
Another Christian woman, Martha Bibi (no relation to Asia), is also on trial in Lahore for blasphemy.
Read it all. The U.S. government's brave response to Pakistan's continued descent into jihad, terrorism support (by its military and intelligence services), persecution of religious minorities and enforcement of sharia? You guessed it: more aid. See here and here.
You see, if we give them more money, they'll start to like us! Or so the thinking goes here in Washington, D.C.