After having been in the death row for 8 years, the greatest change that Asia Bibi has experienced is that “now I feel God’s presence. He was put me in a very difficult situation, but He gave me strength”
Asia Bibi had a very tied agenda last week. She went on visit to Paris, and meet President Emmanuel Macron, who offered her to come to live to France if she finally decides, as she has previously announced, to apply for asylum here. In her book, “Finally free!”, she talks about her experience in Sheikhupura and Multan prisons, in Pakistan. In her discussion with Alfa y Omega, she highlights that “the greatest change is that I can really feel God’s presence. Miracles can happen: He has done one with my life. Everything that has happened has been a trial, and God gave me the strength to remain steadfast in the faith. She has also forgiven which “is the greatest thing that someone can do, is Jesus message. I think I have passed the trial”
Her success is linked with her strong awareness of her present mission: “I would like to do the same that some people did for me: to help others that have been accused of blasphemy”, calling world’s attention on the problem with blasphemy laws. Since 1987, around 1.700 have been accused of blasphemy, and even if any of them have been sentenced to death, 75 people have been assassinated.