Asia Bibi is a Pakistani Christian woman who was sentenced to death in 2010 for blasphemy against Islam. After more than eight years in prison, she was acquitted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in 2018.
Bibi speaking at a Paris press conference last week said,
“I was accused because of the name of Jesus and I knew I would be freed because of Jesus,”
Bibi said that during her time on death row, her faith “was always strong because I knew that God was with me, God never leaves you alone, he always accompanies you.”
Bibi recounted how the priest who baptized her told her parents that “this little girl will be tested by God.
“My parents told me that and I knew that something would happen one day,” she said.
During her incarceration, even when she was sentenced to death by hanging, Bibi said she prayed to God for his help to overcome her ordeal.
“If you trust in God, your faith becomes stronger,” she said.
“I knew I was going to be released because I was accused because of the name of Jesus and I would be freed because of Jesus,” Bibi said.
Bibi especially thanked all the people who prayed for her during her years in prison.