Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Facing Execution for Conversion

As some of you may have heard, a man who converted from Islam to Christianity is on trial for execution--in Afghanistan! They suspect insanity led to his decision. Michelle Malkin has been covering the case, and provides resources to make your voice heard.

Update: Joe Carter has more on this issue. Joe ends his article like this:

Sadly, the blogosphere also failed to express concern over our nation helping to build an Islamic theocracy. The deafening silence continued months later when President Bush and the U.N. were praising the adoption of the new constitution. Even astute political pundits like Ed Morrissey failed to recognize the threat, repeating the claim that “there will be no mullahs passing supreme judgment on government and no Shari'a.” Rahman would beg to differ.

Did American troops give their lives removing the repressive Taliban government only for us to replace it with Taliban-lite? Will we once again remain silent as a government we helped to install executes a man for his religious beliefs?

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil,” said Edmund Burke, “is that good men do nothing.” We did nothing to stop the adoption of a theocratic constitution, believing at the time it was a “necessary evil.” Will we continue to do nothing and allow evil to triumph?