Jeremy McLellan comments on Asia Bibi spark discussion about American meddling in Pakistan

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The Supreme Court has acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman condemned to death on blasphemy charges.
Asia Bibi was convicted in 2010, and, since then, has spent most of her time in solitary confinement.
Even as religious parties take to the streets in protest across all major cities in the country, the general mood across celebrities on social media seems to be one of celebration.
Comedian Jeremy McLellan said that he was “crying” with jubilation in New York.

While many of his followers spoke up in support, there were a few dissenters.
Shubham D believed that the verdict was mainly due to “Western” pressure.

There were also others who tried to suggest that committing blasphemy would be a surefire way to apply for asylum, and thus a ticket out of Pakistan.

Jeremy McLellan was quick to point out that it was not about “the West” or America, it was about a Pakistani citizen who was falsely accused of blasphemy for no other reason except that she was Catholic.
He mentioned that two politicians in Pakistan, referring to Salman Taseer and Clement Shahbaz Bhatti, had been assassinated for standing up for her, adding that he was proud of Pakistan for “having done the right thing.”

There were the expected comments about Aafia Siddiqui.

However, there were some who could not resist making a snide remark about how the US should stop interfering in Pakistan’s affairs – implying that Jeremy, being an American, should keep his nose out of an affair that had nothing to do with him.

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