Muhammad Sajjad AP
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The brazen killing of an American standing trial for blasphemy in Pakistan has sparked renewed pressure on Islamabad to reform controversial laws that human rights groups say target minorities.
Tahir Naseem, 57, of Illinois was on trial in the Pakistani city of Peshawar for claiming to be a prophet. Early Wednesday, a man walked into the city’s busy central courtroom and shot Naseem multiple times at close range.
Video of the killing, widely circulated on social media, showed police restraining the gunman as Naseem lay in...Read More