Death Sentence for Afghan Student

January 24, 2008

Last year Saudi Arabia and Sudan were vying for the Award for the Most Stupid and Pernicious Exercising of Religious Law (in a serious film or screenplay). Well, now it looks like Afghanistan is getting in early for the 2008 competition:

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan court in northern Afghanistan sentenced a journalism student to death for blasphemy for distributing an article from the Internet that was considered an insult to the Prophet Muhammad, the judge in charge of the court said Wednesday.


Here we go again.

The student, Sayed Parwiz Kambakhsh, 23, who also works for a local newspaper, was charged with insulting Muhammad by calling the prophet “a killer and adulterer,” the judge, Shamsurahman Muhmand, said in a telephone interview.

And they want to execute him? This one is so obviously stupid that there’s no particular points I can discuss or refute. It’s just a big wobbly miasma of what the fuck.

It will be interesting though to see how the international community reacts to this though, especially considering that this has occurred on the watch of the super new Democracy™ powered government set up after the overthrowing of the Taliban.


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