Sunday, March 19, 2006

Where is President Bush?

(hat tip: Eye of the Storm.)

Afghan Man Faces Death for Allegedly Converting to Christianity.
"KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan man who allegedly converted from Islam to Christianity is being prosecuted in a Kabul court and could be sentenced to death, a judge said Sunday.

The defendant, Abdul Rahman, was arrested last month after his family went to the police and accused him of becoming a Christian.

Afghanistan's constitution is based on Shariah law, which states that any Muslim who rejects their 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 said. 'It is an attack on Islam. ... The prosecutor is asking for the death penalty.'

[The prosecutor, Abdul Wasi] said that he had offered to drop the charges if Rahman changed his religion back to Islam, but the defendant refused."

President Bush, where are you? Come on now, Afghanistan is a shining example of a nation freed from religious ideology. Don't let it go back to the way it was. At least say something. Please.