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May 9, 1998 | DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ayub Masih, a young Pakistani from the village of Sahiwal, was condemned to death under his nation's laws for defaming the Prophet Muhammad. The young man allegedly had praised "The Satanic Verses," the Salman Rushdie novel that many Muslims consider insulting to Islam. The harsh penalty for Masih, a Roman Catholic, for violating Pakistan's notorious blasphemy law might have gone unnoticed, except for a stunning intervention by Bishop John Joseph.
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May 11, 1998 | Reuters
A bishop who killed himself in protest of Pakistan's blasphemy law was buried Sunday in a ceremony attended by thousands while militant Muslims attacked a Christian village to demand that the law remain. Bishop John Joseph was laid to rest on the grounds of his Faisalabad cathedral as thousands of grieving Christians packed every approach to the building, demanding the repeal of the blasphemy legislation.
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May 11, 1998 | Reuters
A bishop who killed himself in protest of Pakistan's blasphemy law was buried Sunday in a ceremony attended by thousands while militant Muslims attacked a Christian village to demand that the law remain. Bishop John Joseph was laid to rest on the grounds of his Faisalabad cathedral as thousands of grieving Christians packed every approach to the building, demanding the repeal of the blasphemy legislation.
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May 10, 1998 | Reuters
Hundreds mourning a bishop who killed himself in protest of Pakistan's blasphemy laws packed Faisalabad's cathedral on Saturday and demanded the release of another man arrested under those laws. An uneasy calm prevailed ahead of today's funeral of Roman Catholic Bishop John Joseph, who shot himself Wednesday to protest a death sentence for Ayub Masih, who was convicted of defaming the prophet Muhammad.
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May 10, 1998 | Reuters
Hundreds mourning a bishop who killed himself in protest of Pakistan's blasphemy laws packed Faisalabad's cathedral on Saturday and demanded the release of another man arrested under those laws. An uneasy calm prevailed ahead of today's funeral of Roman Catholic Bishop John Joseph, who shot himself Wednesday to protest a death sentence for Ayub Masih, who was convicted of defaming the prophet Muhammad.
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May 8, 1998 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Thousands of mourners Thursday demanded repeal of a law that bans blasphemy against Islam, one day after a Roman Catholic bishop killed himself to protest a death sentence against a Christian convicted under the law. Bishop John Joseph, 65, shot himself in the head Wednesday at the courthouse in Punjab province where fellow Catholic Ayub Masih was tried and sentenced to death April 27. "We should not call it suicide," Lahore Archbishop Emmanuel Yousuf Mani said.
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May 9, 1998 | DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ayub Masih, a young Pakistani from the village of Sahiwal, was condemned to death under his nation's laws for defaming the Prophet Muhammad. The young man allegedly had praised "The Satanic Verses," the Salman Rushdie novel that many Muslims consider insulting to Islam. The harsh penalty for Masih, a Roman Catholic, for violating Pakistan's notorious blasphemy law might have gone unnoticed, except for a stunning intervention by Bishop John Joseph.
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May 8, 1998 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Thousands of mourners Thursday demanded repeal of a law that bans blasphemy against Islam, one day after a Roman Catholic bishop killed himself to protest a death sentence against a Christian convicted under the law. Bishop John Joseph, 65, shot himself in the head Wednesday at the courthouse in Punjab province where fellow Catholic Ayub Masih was tried and sentenced to death April 27. "We should not call it suicide," Lahore Archbishop Emmanuel Yousuf Mani said.
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