Monday, March 20, 2006

in the name of religious tolerance

it is interesting to watch the growing love by the lefties out there for the religion of islam.. it's one of those situations where the motto of 'the enemy of my enemy is my friend' really seems to fit. we know that the left hates george bush.. they hate him with such passion that it almost totally consumes their every waking moment. we also know that the radical islamists hate george bush too.. he's taken the fight to them in their homeland and they don't like it. america is just a bunch of Jew loving zionists that need to be killed.. ok, we get the idea.

that brings me to this story i found.. a really sobering look at what life is like under islamic law.

Man faces death penalty for becoming ChristianDespite ouster of Taliban by U.S., court still prosecutes ex-Muslim
© 2006

Despite the fact the hardline Taliban regime is no longer in power, an Afghan man faces possible execution for allegedly abandoning his Islamic roots and becoming a Christian.

"Yes that's true, a man has converted to Christianity. He's being tried in one of our courts," Supreme Court judge Ansarullah Mawlavizada told the Middle East Times.

The case centers on Abdul Rahman, believed to be 41, who converted from Islam to Christianity some 16 years ago. His relatives reportedly notified authorities about the conversion.

The constitution in Afghanistan is based on Shariah law, which states any Muslim who rejects his or her religion should be sentenced to death.

"We are not against any particular religion in the world. But in Afghanistan, this sort of thing is against the law," the judge told the Associated Press. "It is an attack on Islam. ... The prosecutor is asking for the death penalty."

If he indeed is sentenced, Rahman would be the first person punished for leaving Islam since the Taliban was ousted by American-led forces in late 2001, in the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the U.S.

Prosecutor Abdul Wasi says he offered to drop the charges if Rahman made the switch back to Islam, but the defendant is maintaining his Christian beliefs. The judge is expected to rule within two months.

About 99 percent of Afghanistan's 28 million people are Muslims, with the rest mostly Hindus.

'a religion of peace.'

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