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Cardinal Nichols and the Rt Revd Tony Robinson (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Cardinal Nichols says the murder ‘sullies the reputation of a great nation’

Rimsha Masih is escorted to a helicopter (PA photo)

The mood in Pakistan is supportive of her. The government must not lose this opportunity to address the misuse of blasphemy laws

A police official and a Christian volunteer escort Rimsha to a helicopter (Photo: AP)

Pakistani Christian girl accused of blasphemy was whisked away by helicopter for her own safety

A Salafi group has said Muslims should avoid eating tomatoes because of their cross-shaped interior

There are sane and moderate Muslims: but will they ever predominate?

David Cameron meeting President Zardari in Islamabad last year (Photo: PA)

What will Mr Cameron say or do about this gross barbarity? Just carry on supporting Pakistan regardless?

People in Karachi protest at the inadvertent burning of the Koran at a US military base (Photo: PA)

The setting on fire of a man who had supposedly desecrated the Koran shows again that extremists are in charge

Three daughters of Asia Bibi hold a photo of their mother outside their home in the Punjab  (CNS photo)

Asia Bibi became the most reviled figure in Pakistan when she was falsely accused of blasphemy three years ago, says Hal St John

Pakistani Christians clash with the police following the protest suicide of Bishop John Joseph (AP Photo)

In 1998 Bishop John Joseph committed suicide in protest at the terrible laws. Thirteen years on, the government still buries its head in the sand

Men light candles at a vigil to commemorate Pakistani minorities minister Shahbaz Bhatti in Lahore (CNS photo/Mohsin Raza, Reuters)

Why are we giving hundreds of millions to brutal regimes like Pakistan and northern Sudan?

Protesters hold up a picture of Mumtaz Qadri, suspected murderer of Salmaan Taseer, at a rally against reforming the blasphemy laws (AP Photo/B.K.Bangash)

Prison authorities claim Qamar David died of a heart attack but his family have disputed this, saying he was fit and healthy