Democratic candidates for president try to appeal to an ideological audience that pays attention to early campaigns, but will that hurt the candidates in the longer term?
Pakistani officials reported that Asia Bibi left Pakistan for Canada on May 8. Bibi, a Christian woman, had been on death row for allegedly speaking against Muhammad until Pakistan’s Supreme Court overturned her conviction last year. She then spent several months in police custody to protect her from radical Muslims who were threatening to kill her. A fellow farmworker had accused Bibi of blasphemy after an argument in 2009. In overturning the conviction, the Supreme Court upheld the blasphemy law but said her Muslim accusers had committed perjury.