Oct 26 2008
This isn’t what we’re fighting for in Afghanistan (New York Times):
KABUL, Afghanistan — An appeals court sentenced a young Afghan journalist to 20 years in prison for blasphemy on Tuesday… The defendant, Sayed Parwiz Kambakhsh, 23, was a journalism student in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif and worked for a daily newspaper there. He was arrested last October and accused of printing and distributing an article from the Internet about Islam and women’s rights, on which he had written some comments about the Prophet Muhammad’s failings on that issue.
“They may be sons of bitches, but they’re our sons of bitches”, is not an acceptable basis for foreign policy. The democratic government of Afghanistan needs to step up to its responsibilities to itself and the world and release Sayed now. We can help.
This is what we’re fighting against in Afghanistan: Pure evil.
This is what the world is fighting against, in Afghanistan, and elsewhere: List of Islamic Terror Attacks For The Past Two Months