Pakistan’s booming female madrassas feed rising intolerance

By Reuters Staff
June 15, 2011

(Covered Pakistani female madrassa students take part in an anti-government demonstration in Islamabad August 27, 2004 after a government raid in their mosque and Islamic seminary/Mian Khursheed)

Vandalism and threats greet “Piss Christ” photograph in France

April 19, 2011
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(The "Piss Christ" photograph damaged by Catholic activists at the Lambert Gallery in Avignon April 18, 2011/Jean-Paul Pelissier)

Islamic bloc drops 12-year U.N. drive to ban defamation of religion

March 24, 2011
(U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses the high level segment of the 16th session of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, February 28, 2011. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud)

(U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses the Human Rights Council in Geneva and urges it "to move beyond a decade-long debate over whether insults to religion should be banned or criminalised," February 28, 2011/Valentin Flauraud)

Grief-stricken Pakistani Christians bury slain cabinet minister

By Reuters Staff
March 4, 2011
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(People gather near the casket of Pakistan's Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti after a funeral ceremony inside a church in Islamabad March 4, 2011/Faisal Mahmood)

Factbox – Pakistan’s blasphemy law strikes fear in minorities

By Reuters Staff
March 2, 2011
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(File Photo: Shahbaz Bhatti, chairman of the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance, shows a cross burned during an attack on a church in central Punjab province during a news conference in Islamabad November 14, 2005/Faisal Mahmood)

Taliban say killed Christian Pakistani cabinet minister for blasphemy

By Reuters Staff
March 2, 2011
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(The body of assassinated minority minister Shahbaz Bhatti is carried from a hospital after he was killed in Islamabad on March 2, 2011S/Faisal Mahmood)

Christian Pakistani minister shot dead in Islamabad ambush

By Reuters Staff
March 2, 2011
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(The bullet-riddled car of slain Pakistani Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti in Islamabad March 2, 2011/Faisal Mahmood )

Indonesia Muslims attack court, churches; mob kills Ahmadis

By Olivia Rondonuwu
February 8, 2011
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(Anti-riot police block protesters outside the court where a Catholic man is on trial for blasphemy in Temanggung February 8, 2011/Stringer)

Musharraf says Pakistan’s blasphemy law cannot be changed

January 18, 2011

musharrafFormer President Pervez Musharraf has said that Pakistan’s blasphemy laws could not be changed, but that the man who killed Punjab Province Governor Salman Taseer over his opposition to them must be punished.

Guestview: The infliction of the blasphemy law in Pakistan

By Guest Contributor
December 13, 2010

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The following is a guest contribution. Reuters is not responsible for the content and the views expressed are the authors’ alone.  Naeem Shakir is a Lahore-based human rights activist and advocate of the Pakistan Supreme Court.