Tuesday, March 21, 2006

death penalty #5

I'm glad Canada is concerned over Afghan facing death for being a Christian. You should be, too.

Previous rantings on capital punishment: here, here, here and here.


Blogger mal said...

one of the inherent hypocrisies of Islam...all are welcome to be converted, none are allowed to leave.

Makes you wonder if this was the inspiration for the "Roach Motel" ad campaign?

4:33 PM  
Blogger mal said...

BTW,...great links in that article, TY *S*

4:39 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I liked that about the CBC's coverage. That and the title.

7:20 PM  
Blogger Old Man Rich said...

Importantly, its not being Christian that is a crime. The Christians, like the Jews, are children of the book & not considered infidels, its the act of renouncing Islam.

I oppose the death penalty. However, America has laws which if you break you face the death penalty. Afganistan has laws which if you break you face the death penalty. Why is one right & the other wrong?

Incidently, most of the time when someone is tried for renouncing & found guilty they are not executed because they are not considered mentaly fit. As proven by the fact that they have renounced Islam. Its a nice get out. The risk here is that the west, by trying to interfere & apply pressure, may push the extremists into making a point.

2:30 AM  
Blogger Notsocranky Yankee said...

Great points OMR.

Christians getting involved in Muslim issues will only make matters worse. Expressing concern is fine, but pushing too hard may excacerbate the situation.

4:40 AM  
Blogger James said...

Interestingly, it seems that he converted before the new constitution was in place, but I suppose there are no grandfather clauses in theocratic constitutions. My what a difference it seems we've made in Afganistan. Why only a few short years ago the place was a flat out theocracy. I guess the difference is that now he can renounce Christianity and be spared whereas the Taliban might have already executed him.

7:49 AM  

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