The Government of Afghanistan is now claiming that the Christian Convert they are bringing to trial is insane, and thus, can't be responsible for his actions.
Clearly, they are trying to figure out a way to get out of this international debacle. They will clean up their mess and make it somehow palatable for their citizens... but it won't address the real issue... which is that a country that forbids religious freedom is, well, terrifying.
I am outraged on so many levels. First, how did it happen that the United States is supporting a regime that continues to operate this way? What happened to our desire to support democracy? Is Shariah law better under a guy we put in power than under the Taliban?
I am outraged at the fact that this story was on the LAST page of the newspaper this morning.
I am outraged that the President of our country was so wishy washy in his response. Why isn't he OUTRAGED? And if he is outraged, why isn't he saying so. Because he is a coward.
I am outraged that we haven't heard every single Christian church in the world call us to prayer. Heck, every RELIGION ought to be outraged by this.
But mostly, I am crushed, that in this day of instant information, we stand idly by while watching a potential martyr being led to his exocution.
We have learned nothing.