Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Afghan Democracy Update

Afghanistan's Supreme Court has upheld the 20 year sentence handed to Seyyed Parwiz Kambakhsh for suggesting that men and women are equal. In Afcrapistan apparently, this is something called "blasphemy".

So, this is the sort of Sharia Lite which NATO troops are dying to prop up. Seems rather like the Taliban with a bit better pr advice.

Kambakhsh's brother has made the rounds of European countries trying to drum up support abroad. Among those waving their hands and doing nothing, Italy's under-secretary for foreign affairs, Alfredo Mantica, offered up this gem, "It's a fact that Afghanistan's courts are strongly influenced by the religious authorities."

No kidding.


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