Woman who claimed to be next prophet after Muhammad sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan

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A court in Pakistan on Monday sentenced a school principal to death on charges of blasphemy for claiming that she was a prophet. The sessions court in Lahore city also fined Salma Tanveer PKR 50,000 (£215).

Tanveer was accused of distributing photocopies of her writings, where she denied the finality of prophethood. Muslims believe Muhammad is the last prophet sent by god and that there shall be no others after him.

The Lahore police filed a case of blasphemy against Tanveer based on a local cleric’s complaint in 2013.