Monday, March 20, 2006
Mr. Abdul Rahman, Christian
A 41 year old man is on trial in Afghanistan for converting from Islam to Christianity. This crime is punishable by the death penalty. The prosecutor offered to drop the charges if the man changed back and renounced Christianity but the man refused. American troops are in Afghanistan to help them establish democracy. Is this a proper law in a free country? Do they have any idea how this will play in Europe and the Americas if this man is executed? If all those "peace activists", who have been demonstating this past week, were to put that energy into shaming Afghanistan for keeping such backward laws, maybe they'd save this man's life. But that is just a dream, these people are only out for the display and the general good feeling that comes from being for "peace", not to solve specific problems in the world.