Thursday, January 31, 2008

"Talking Against Religion Is Unchaining a Tiger"

Maybe so, but nodding along "respectfully" when the tiger insists there's no need for the chain, and living in constant fear of the tiger, and doing nothing once the tiger is unleashed, aren't a good alternatives. Here's a bleak update on an ongoing story I've previously blogged upon:

A young man, a student of journalism, is sentenced to death by an Islamic court for downloading a report from the internet. The sentence is then upheld by the country's rulers. This is Afghanistan – not in Taliban times but six years after "liberation" and under the democratic rule of the West's ally Hamid Karzai.
Here's an online petition on behalf of Sayed Pervez Kambaksh, the blasphemer in question. Please add your name and defy the beasts.


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