Friday, March 24, 2006

The Liberation of Afghanistan?

Today's story on CNN about "convicted" Christian convert Abdul Rahman in Afghanistan has me shaking my head.

Actually, no... it has me screaming out the window!

This is why we have sons, fathers, daughters and mothers dying to support a "Liberated Afghanistan"? Do we all now still believe that only radical Islam is intent on engaging in Holy War? I'd say this sounds pretty suspect.

Wow... I truly can't find words suitable to express my feelings here.

I do find it humorous that the only defense the Afghani government can come up with to spare him the death penalty may be that he's insane - evidenced obviously by his most irrational actions of embracing a non-Islam religion.

The country's Imams have said even if he is released on mental incompetence he should be put to death anyway.

Here are a few memorable quotes of our new allies:

Cleric Abdul Raoulf (a member of the country's main Islamic organization, the Afghan Ulama Council and is considered to be a moderate):
"Rejecting Islam is insulting God. We will not allow God to be humiliated. This man must die."
"The government is playing games. The people will not be fooled. Cut off his head! We will call on the people to pull him into pieces so there's nothing left."
Hamidullah (chief cleric at Haji Yacob Mosque):
"The government is scared of the international community. But the people will kill him if he is freed."
Mirhossain Nasri (the top cleric at Hossainia Mosque, one of the largest Shiite places of worship in Kabul):
"If he is allowed to live in the West, then others will claim to be Christian so they can, too," he said. "We must set an example. ... He must be hanged."

This is better than the Taliban?

Mirhossain Nasri also stated:
"We are Muslims and these are our beliefs. This is much more important to us than all the aid the world has given us."
Fine. I want my $100 Billion back...

As for Abdul Rahman, any bets this poor man won't see his 42nd birthday?



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