**Mainstream Pakistan religious organizations applaud killing of Salman Taseer
**The increasing radicalization of Pakistani society was today laid bare when mainstream religious organizations applauded the murder of Salman Taseer, the governor of Punjab, earlier this week and his killer was showered with rose petals as he appeared in court.
Taseer was buried in his home town of Lahore. The 66-year-old was assassinated yesterday by Mumtaz Qadri, one of his police bodyguards, after he had campaigned for reform of the law on blasphemy.
Qadri appeared in court, unrepentant, where waiting lawyers threw handfuls of rose petals over him and others in the crowd slapped his back and kissed his cheek as he was led in and out amid heavy security.
Guardian.co.uk is very enlightening. These "peaceful Muslims killed him because he wanted to reform the blasphemy law.