American Accused of Blasphemy Shot Dead in Pakistani Courtroom

American Accused of Blasphemy Shot Dead in Pakistani Courtroom


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Tahir Ahmad Naseem, a U.S. citizen in Pakistan facing accusations of blasphemy against Islam, was shot and killed in a Peshawar courtroom Wednesday morning.

Naseem was originally taken into custody back in 2018 after he was accused of claiming to be a prophet, which is considered a serious crime under Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws, according to The Washington Post.

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The shooting took place around 11:30 a.m. local time, during Naseem’s court hearing at a courtroom in the city of Peshawar in northwestern Pakistan, The Guardian reported.

Lawyer Saeed Zaher was in the building when he heard the shot go off. He then rushed to the scene. When he arrived, he claimed that Naseem appeared to have been

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