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Free Pakistani Woman Sentenced to Die for Drinking Water - ForceChange

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Despite the Pakistani government recognizing the ridiculousness of someone being sentenced to death for drinking water while being the wrong religion, Bibi still lingers in jail. Sadly, this is because of pressure from extremists

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Saturday September 14, 2013, 4:28 am

Thanks for posting Candy.

Frances D (156)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 5:08 am

Animae C (514)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 5:13 am
Shaking my head in disbelief.... SIGH

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Kate Collier (3)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 5:25 am
So, so sad, ignorant and plain ridiculous, nevermind playing God! This poor lady; my heart bleeds.

Candy L (473)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 5:27 am
Signed Thanks

Candy L (473)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 5:27 am
Signed Thanks

Jason B (142)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 5:28 am
Thanks Signed

Candy L (473)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 5:31 am
Ok Time for me to go to bed, posting thanks to myself,.Been up all night

Autumn S (151)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 5:46 am
Your signature has been recorded. Please spread the word:


Past Member (0)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 7:00 am
Atone and change religion because she was thirsty? What a load of BS. Happily signed and noted Candy!

Kathleen R (192)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 7:16 am
Signed and noted. Sometimes you question how these people can be called human, we already know they are not humane!

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 7:25 am
Signed and noted. Thanks for sharing.

Freya H (356)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 7:29 am
This is ridiculous, atrocious and absurd! She should not be persecuted just because she is of the "wrong" religion. Sentencing her to die just because she is a Christian is no different from sentencing someone to die just because he or she is Jewish - or Muslim, or atheist, or Buddhist, etc.

Donna Hamilton (159)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 7:36 am
Appalling! Hope this poor lady is free soon. Noted and signed - thanks.

Ben O (173)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 7:38 am
Signed 2 minutes ago...

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 7:45 am
S+S in disbelief.

Alicia B (58)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 12:04 pm
signed and noted.

samantha l (0)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 10:20 pm

Jody B (6)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 11:33 pm

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 11:46 pm
Signed. So much for human rights.

Gysele van Santen (213)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 11:54 pm

Athena F (131)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 12:00 am
having some trouble with Care2 glitch but I think I signed, thank you!

Amy Fisher (11)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 12:24 am
Noted and signed. Truly disgusting treatment of an innocent woman.

Caroline S (78)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 6:18 am
I have no words, this is so absurd }}:-((

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 7:49 am
signed and noted thanks

penny C (85)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 9:50 am

penny C (85)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 9:51 am
This is just mad!!!

Jill Vickerman (416)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 9:52 am
Your signature has been recorded.

Sheyla V (2)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 10:43 am
Absolutely disgusting and absurd... signed.

Lisa N (206)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 11:51 am
Two more, thanks Candy.

Ken L (28)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 12:37 pm
signed and noted

Henrik Thorsen (31)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 12:38 pm

Kathleen R (138)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 12:55 pm
signed & noted

M B (62)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 1:13 pm
signed & noted. Just imagine you're thirsty in Pakistan...

MareCad T (2)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 1:22 pm
I am a Muslim Lady & I find this OUTRAGEOUS!!!

Joanne A (47)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 1:38 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks

Kate Kenner (215)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 1:43 pm
Yeah, it's crazy, fanatical, misogynist men making these ridiculous rules. It is rally time to take their power away.

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 2:29 pm
I almost couldn't believe this one! Absolutely signed. Noted. Thank you, Candy.

Audrey B (0)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 2:38 pm
Gov't's like this are just a bunch on nonhuman animals, dirtbags they will never change. This is so ridiculous to forbid someone for taking a drink of water because of her religion. I don't understand why this should be such a big issue. If someone is thirsty, let them drink.

Unbelieveable the minds of these people. They need to be shot, not the woman. I also don't understand why the women are so expendable in these Countries. We are just as important as men.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 2:39 pm

reft h (66)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 3:20 pm

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 3:22 pm

valda p (13)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 3:48 pm
Signed -it's not the government that is the problem it is the -culture-so back wood -and -ignorant.

LKoSl J (130)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 5:05 pm
Stop the stupidity!!!
Done, thanks Candy

Debra Tate (17)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 5:30 pm
signed and noted thanks

Robyn Vorsa (4)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 5:34 pm
There are no words to describe this. Signed.

Charlene Rush (79)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 5:43 pm
How can Pakistan or any other country with such absurd laws, ever be taken seriously?
Using religion to control its people, especially females, has been a characteristic of conservative groups for many, many years. This is nothing new.
What's amazing is, that they are still getting away with it. If and until, the people in these regions insist on change, I'm not certain that we have the right to interfere, although, personally, I wish I could go there a smack more than a few heads together.

Charlene Rush (79)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 5:55 pm
To Audrey B.: Please, remember one thing. You are only important if you think you are important. Unfortunately, these women have been told since birth, that they are lesser human beings and are easily replaced. It takes many years and generations, plus, add international influence and the internet, before women under these regimes, start to understand that they are not being treated as women in many other countries.
Don't think for one minute that these conservative males aren't petrified that 'their' females might rebel. That translates into stricter regulations, in order to keep control.

We are seeing it in the U.S.A.
That is the reason for the abortion issue to resurface again. Keeping women from making their own decisions about their bodies, is a symptom of the nervousness of our own male persons.
Isn't it amazing, they try to use religion to make their point. Doesn't it sound familiar?

Phil P (94)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 6:03 pm
Signed. Deranged comes to mind.

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 10:32 pm
noted and signed

Madhu Pillai (22)
Monday September 16, 2013, 4:21 am

Jessica K (103)
Monday September 16, 2013, 2:24 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Janet G (0)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 7:31 am

Gloria H (88)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 12:48 pm
I would like to send these guys out into the desert without water for a couple of days. Maybe they would resort to drinking the holy water...or even their own sacred urine! the latter is probably some taboo?

Judith C (159)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 5:19 pm

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 12:48 am

Melania P (122)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 9:42 am
Already signed

Mitchell D (104)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 6:02 pm
Just happened upon this this evening, Candy, signed with a comment.
I read her book last month, I think, and mentioned it on the group "A Place For Bookworms."
Humans may have created religion, ages ago, in their search for the causes of danger (Jared Diamond), but it quickly became a source for manipulating others, a tool for those seeking power over others.
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