Burning Oil In Rahman's Future?
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he telephoned [Afghan Prez. Hamid] Karzai on Wednesday to express concern about a possible execution and "he conveyed to me that we don't have to worry about any such eventual outcome."
Karzai "assured me that what's alarmed most of us will be worked out quickly ... in a way that fully respects religious rights, religious freedoms and human rights," Harper added.
If Karzai can pull that off in the flea-bitten Islamic hotbed that is Afghanistan, I nominate him for Supreme Ruler of the Universe. Besides, it's not as rosy as Karzai says. The AFP report goes on to say:
And how exactly do they intend to do that? Dunking in boiling oil? Crucifying upside down? Skinning? Burning at a stake? All those have been tried over the centuries with some success, but if Rahman is indeed a Christian, he won't convert.
Afghanistan's Supreme Court said Thursday it was trying to find a "good solution" to the case, the first of its kind here, including persuading Rahman to revert to Islam.
And the very fact that the Afghan Supremes think that forced conversion is the answer to a global religious rights outcry shows that they're just plain wrong about rights.
Tags: Rahman, Afghanistan, Islam, Christian, Conversion, Religious rights