Saturday, March 25, 2006

Dying for Christianity?

I think this Rahman case in Afghanistan is one of those things that transcends politics, because from Daily Kos to Malkin, everyone is pissed about this guy facing execution for converting from Islam to Christianity. A belief in God is a belief in God. The Koran has David and Saul in it, just like the Torah and the Bible. They all speak of Solomon, Abraham, Joseph, etc. Allah=Yahweh=God. Period, end of discussion.

We were supposed to have liberated Afghanistan. We were supposed to have liberated Iraq. If that's the case, then why are Taliban-style cases being brought before courts? Why does this seem like the Who in "Won't Get Fooled Again," when Roger Daltrey sings, "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss,"?

It's just discouraging to read these things, y'know? I hope to God Karzai stands up to the extremists and finds a way to save this guy from being whacked. It would be incredibly disturbing and hurtful to our TRUE battlefield in the war on terror, let alone our effort to keep Afghanistan from failing. We need this mission to be successful, and actions such as this seem to tell Americans that our efforts don't matter, they don't want democracy like we do. I'm not saying that's true, because I think people do want democracy, but religion (as we keep proving here) trumps secular shared beliefs, and in this story, we find the lesson for everything that's wrong with today's GOP majority.


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