I thought we liberated Afghanistan?

This post was written by marc on March 23, 2006
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

I thought Afghanistan was liberated. I thought we won the war there, gave them freedom and democracy, and that victory there had been achieved. Now we find out that under their laws that a person can get the death penalty for merely being a Christian. Under the new Afghan constitution being a Christian is a death penalty offense. How is it that we can liberate a country and have them bless killing Christians in their Constitution? Is this what we sent our Christian soldiers there to fight for? I’m an Atheist and this even offends me! Only Bush and his ilk could call this a victory.

Reader Comments

Is this for real!? If so it raises an even more frightening issue. If you can get the death penalty for being Christian what do they do to you if you’re an atheist? Hung, drawn and quartered I suppose. And lets not even think what they’d do to a gay atheist!!

#1 
Written By Stuart Kelly on March 23rd, 2006 @ 4:55 pm

If I understand the case and the situation in general, the man in question is not be charged with death because he is a Christian, but because he converted from Islam to Christianity. In other words, the charge is apostacy, which in Islamic societies is generally punishable by death. Still, not what I would suppose most Americans would support.

#2 
Written By Greg Denby on March 24th, 2006 @ 9:05 am

Ah, ah, ah, now! Don’t forget: it’s a religion of peace. Keep repeating that. Religion of peace. Religion of peace. Is there actually such a thing? (Onward Xtian soldiers!)

#3 
Written By Kate on March 25th, 2006 @ 8:08 pm

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