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2006-03-19 Afghanistan
Afghan Man Faces Execution After Converting to Christianity
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Posted by Anonymoose 2006-03-19 10:58|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [365 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Caught between the stone and a hard place.
Posted by Thinemp Whimble2412 2006-03-19 11:55||   2006-03-19 11:55|| Front Page Top

#2 If they do execute him, they may have to deal with us deserting them by our thousands, too. Islam triumphalist unto death is what we're fighting against, after all.
Posted by trailing wife 2006-03-19 11:56||   2006-03-19 11:56|| Front Page Top

#3 Perfect graphic ... unfortunately.
Posted by xbalanke 2006-03-19 11:57||   2006-03-19 11:57|| Front Page Top

#4 Well, I'm torn between making fun of Islam and a furious rage at the quandry this man is in.

If Karzai does not immediately put an end to this and rescue him, then that puts any and all qualms I have about treating Islam as a diseased ideology to rest. Forever. As well as knocking Karzai down to Musharraf's level - a mere powerless figurehead of an insane society, worthy of nothing from us.

Thany you Anonymoose. We should watch for follow-ups on this.
Posted by Griper Phulet7709 2006-03-19 12:03||   2006-03-19 12:03|| Front Page Top

#5 "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the Valley of Darkness; for he is truly his brother's keeper, and the finder of lost children. And, I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers! And, you will know my name is The Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee!"
- Jules Winnfield (Quentin Tarantino) and some guy name Ezekiel.
Posted by Griper Phulet7709 2006-03-19 12:12||   2006-03-19 12:12|| Front Page Top

#6 The stakes are so (relatively) low, this has the potential to becoem another comic book outrage. The nice thing about Islam is that no matter what happens some will die.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2006-03-19 13:03||   2006-03-19 13:03|| Front Page Top

#7 Interesting take, if I understand you, Nimble Spemble. I'm not at all sanguine about the man's life being forfeit, however, regardless of any perceived benefit that may derive from his being, for lack of a better word, martyred.
Posted by Griper Phulet7709 2006-03-19 13:24||   2006-03-19 13:24|| Front Page Top

#8 If he is executed his execution, and a full and detailed explanation of *why* the ROP is executing him, should be broadcast worldwide.

Unfortunately the MSM will probably bury the story behind another 'cartoon outrage' or 'farted-in-the-presence-of-the-koran' story...
Posted by CrazyFool 2006-03-19 14:11||   2006-03-19 14:11|| Front Page Top

#9 And we're supposed to apologize to these people about cartoons?

No statements from CAIR about "persecution of Muslims" in U.S. should be entertained until they denounce this abomination and sound like they mean it.
Posted by VAMark 2006-03-19 14:23||   2006-03-19 14:23|| Front Page Top

#10 If this man ends up being executed, I would hope that Pope Benedict would have him canonized as a martyr.
Posted by Steve White">Steve White  2006-03-19 14:36||   2006-03-19 14:36|| Front Page Top

#11 This man's premature death will be a tragedy for him and us all. It's relatively low in that we are talking about using nuclear weapons in another thread. And with the wacko mindset over there, if he is executed he dies. If he isn't executed, there will be riots and umpteen will die. It's all about death for them. We need to send them more. Death, that is. Send death till they howl. They need to tire of it. They need more death.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2006-03-19 14:47||   2006-03-19 14:47|| Front Page Top

#12 Executing Christians in order to prevent the spread of Christianity has a mixed record of success, even excluding what is arguably the first case.
Posted by Perfessor 2006-03-19 15:04||   2006-03-19 15:04|| Front Page Top

#13 A huge potential flashpoint. Killing this guy would be no different from killing that poor burka gal. If it happens I'm punting on the benfit of doubt thing and lean towards calling down the clans.
Posted by 6 2006-03-19 15:20||   2006-03-19 15:20|| Front Page Top

#14 Whats the spread on this ?
I say they execute him. The muzzie world isn't ready for their big about face, therefore it will be decapitation as usual. After all, how dare any mortal turn his back on a scumbag like Allan ?
Posted by wxjames 2006-03-19 15:59||   2006-03-19 15:59|| Front Page Top

#15 Afganistan is pointed out as an example of how Muslims can come into the new millenium. Well, Muslim first. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
Posted by SR-71">SR-71  2006-03-19 16:13||   2006-03-19 16:13|| Front Page Top

#16 Afghanistan wasn't liberated to give Afghans the freedom to murder a Muslim convert to Christianity. Or so I thought and believed.

The article claims this is a case of first impression in Afghanistan. Perhaps that's true under Karzai's govt. I rather suspect the Taliban notched a few scalps on grounds of apostasy.

If this man is executed for the "sharia crime" of apostasy, then I will have lost all hope our mission can succeed.
Posted by Mark Z 2006-03-19 17:00||   2006-03-19 17:00|| Front Page Top

#17 If Karzai goes forward with this, I can't mentally justify another taxpayer dollar for the development of Afghanistan. Basically, F**K them and the camel they rode in on. Keep the troops there to keep them in line, but no more money wasted on schools, power plants, water purification, highways, or anything else to pull these barbarians into the 20th century (forget the 21st).
Posted by RWV 2006-03-19 17:41||   2006-03-19 17:41|| Front Page Top

#18 If this goes fwd - not another cent for Islamic society, except in ammunition dispersed. I do not intend to go to my death without fighting. Allan PTUI
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-03-19 18:58||   2006-03-19 18:58|| Front Page Top

#19 The interesting question to me is whether the MSM will cover it.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2006-03-19 20:15||   2006-03-19 20:15|| Front Page Top

#20 Maybe thats why Iran's MadMoud claims to have visions while giving speeches - as the third great arm of monotheism, other than alleged talking animals and weird-looking fruit Muslims have no one in HUMAN FORM to lead them or tell them how Islam should be interpreted, or how to become more tolerant of non-Islamic adherents/devotees. The Catholic Church is investigating a Stigmata in England, and even Tibetan Buddhists seek for evermore reincarnations of Buddha - meanwhile, MadMoud andor my old Afghan War friend Osama has yet to display any sign or symptom of "divine" or super extra-normal abilities. Even Madonna and Ann Coulter, Ollie Stone or Pope John Paul 2, Dubya and the GWOT, etal. can claim to be part of someone's visions from the 1960's.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2006-03-19 23:28||   2006-03-19 23:28|| Front Page Top

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