Battlepanda: Thank goodness we got rid of the Taliban


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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Thank goodness we got rid of the Taliban

Don't you just hate it when you're trying to find an article that pissed you off royally a long time ago but you cannot find now that you've found the perfect riposte for it? So, for whichever rightwing fuckwad (I'm sure there's a whole bunch of them, actually) who wrote so condescendingly about how we needed to save the Afghans from the religious extremism of the Taliban and how the left just doesn't get it (never mind the fact that my leftist friends were protesting against the Taliban way before 9/11), this is for you.
WHEELING, West Virginia (Reuters) - President Bush said on Wednesday he was deeply troubled that an Afghan man could face the death penalty in Afghanistan for converting to Christianity from Islam.

An Afghan judge said this week a man named Abdur Rahman had been jailed for converting from Islam to Christianity and could face the death penalty if he refused to become a Muslim again.

Sharia, or Islamic law, stipulates death for apostasy. The Afghan legal system is based on a mix of civil and sharia law.

The case has raised alarm overseas and the United States.

"We expect them to honor the universal principle of freedom," Bush said during a visit to Wheeling to talk about the war on terrorism.