What can you say? The blasphemy laws in Pakistan are insane already, but this takes the biscuit. If it wasn't so fraught with hatred that frequently spills over into violence against the poor Christians living there, it would be laughable.
Pakistan’s Islamist party, Jamiat-Ulema-e-Islami (JUI), has petitioned to have the Bible banned from Pakistan because it violates the nation’s notorious blasphemy laws. The move by the JUI is just the latest episode in the ongoing and increasingly deadly persecution of Christians in that Islamic nation.
According to JUI leader Maulana Abdul Rauf Farooqi, the Bible contains passages that show biblical figures whom Muslims regard as prophets (such as Abraham and Solomon) to be engaging in “a variety of moral crimes.” As such, the JUI has called on Pakistan’s supreme court to have the entire Book banned from the country if the offending passages are not removed.
I suppose the fact that the Old Testament predates the Q'ran by about a thousand years is irrelevant to these dickheads.
(Interestingly, the JUI admitted that their petition was partly prompted by that Q'ran burning in Florida a few months back. With any luck, this will keep escalating until all the holy books in the world have been either banned or burned.)
Oh, and in case you're interested in discovering what immoral crimes Abraham and Solomon are said to have committed, you'll have to look it up yourself - I can't be arsed. I bet it's pretty innocent stuff (unless you're a fundamentalist nutcase).
The offending verses are, apparently:
Genesis 19:33–36, 29: 23, 32–35, 38:18
1 Kings 13:2–29
2 Samuel 11:2–27, 13:1–22
Matthew 1:13, 16:23, 26:14–47]
...one holy book they can agree on...
The Orange Catholic Bible, anyone? :)