Saturday, February 07, 2009

Afghan's Islamic Winter


Photo by TKnoxB


Just a reminder of what we're fighting for in Afghanistan:

Democracy

The courts in Afghanistan, an Islamic state, are empowered to apply Shariah law when there are no applicable existing statutes.


and

People's Rights

In January 2008, a court sentenced a journalism student to death for blasphemy for asking questions about women's rights under Islam. An appeals court reduced the sentence to 20 years in prison. His lawyers appealed again and the case is pending.

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