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    Sunday, March 19, 2006

    What exactly did the USA win in Afghanistan?

    A man could be sentenced to death after being charged with converting from Islam to Christianity, a crime under Afghanistan's shariah laws, a judge said yesterday. The trial is thought to be the first of its kind in Afghanistan and highlights a struggle between religious conservatives and reformists over what shape Islam will take four years after the fall of the Taliban.


    Shariah law states that any Muslim who rejects Islam should be sentenced to death, according to Ahmad Fahim Hakim, deputy chairman of the state-sponsored Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission. Repeated attempts to impose a jail sentence were barred.

    "We are not against any particular religion in the world. But in Afghanistan, this sort of thing is against the law," the judge said. "It is an attack on Islam." He will rule on the case within two months.

    Abdul Rahman, 41, was arrested last month after his family accused him of becoming a Christian, Judge Ansarullah Mawlavezada told Associated Press. The accused was charged with rejecting Islam.

    The prosecutor, Abdul Wasi, said he had offered to drop the charges if Mr Rahman converted back to Islam, but he refused. "He would have been forgiven if he changed back. But he said he was a Christian and would always remain one," Mr Wasi said. "We are Muslims and becoming a Christian is against our laws. He must get the death penalty."

    I know.. we got rid of the Taliban. But you can see that imposing democracy
    on people almost from a different planet than us, is not the end all be
    all. In fact, what have we won?

    The muslims have a strange view of the world. In their view, the poor folks
    like us non-muslims will eventually be faced with becoming muslims or die. It
    could take a 1,000 years, but they believe it will come to pass. Those that are
    muslims must die if they try to escape by conversion.

    Die, die, die.

    Quite different from the religion of life of Christians and Jews. Yet
    muslims think they have the final revelation, have "corrected" our Old and
    New Testament for themselves, that they will take over the world for God, and oh
    yes... they never heard of turning the other cheek.

    As far as I am concerned, someone has implanted the seeds of destruction
    into their religion's foundation. Somewhere around the year 616 or 666


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