Monday, March 20, 2006

Mixed signals

You know what they say about backsides...

Compare this post with this column.

What's that saying? can't make this stuff up.

Those who advocate democratic expression in places now run by kings, sheiks, tribal leaders and clerics should reflect long and hard on this post and this column. Be careful what you ask for, because you may very well receive it, along with unintended results. Take a good look at how Missouri legislators are dealing with abortion and birth control and ask yourself: Would a tradition-based population from the KSA or UAE behave any differently?

As I recall, Afghanistan was/is the poster child for how much better conditions are in the wake of an enlightened US involvement in their internal affairs. I don't find this story very encouraging.

An Afghan man who recently admitted he converted to Christianity faces the death penalty under the country's strict Islamic legal system. The trial is a critical test of Afghanistan's new constitution and democratic government.

The case is attracting widespread attention in Afghanistan, where local media are closely monitoring the landmark proceedings.

Michelle Malkin noticed, too.

1 comment:

grapeshisha said...

I liked your comparison between the UAE and US smallsville. No doubt the UAE has a long way to go but at least there are steps being made. At least there is a blogging community for example, although freedom of speech is probably not where it should be. Great spot by the way.