Update: An Afghan man facing a possible death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity may be mentally unfit to stand trial, a state prosecutor said Wednesday...
A Western diplomat in Kabul and a human rights advocate - both of whom spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter - said the government was desperately searching for a way to drop the case because of the reaction it has caused.
If this is true then it marks a milestone and we may be able to remind extremists everywhere that we all are watching and you can no longer act like jagoffs and be left alone. Good news.
Helen Thomas is bats**t crazy, and I giggled while W used her to make the left and the WH media look silly. Nice jui-jitsu Sir.
Is it even possible that anyone takes the WH press seriously, I mean the braying of the jackals when denied news of Cheney's attempted massacre for 18 hours, and the subsequent David Gregory tantrum was not enough I guess.
The Afghan government is trying a convert to Christianity and may kill him. I realize that the whole democracy thing means the Afghans can do what they want, except NO! We most certainly ought to intervene at whatever level necessary and offer asylum to Mr. Rahman if needed. Yeah the whole blowing up the Twin Towers was a major reason for hitting Afghanistan to start with, but I don't recall leaving the same hateful barbarians in charge as one of the goals.
Sixty gunmen, firing rocket-propelled grenades and automatic rifles, attacked the Madain police station before dawn, police Lt. Col. Falah al-Mohammadawi said. U.S. troops and a special Iraqi police unit responded, capturing 50 of the insurgents, including a Syrian, al-Mohammadawi said.
Right On! I hope the bad guys try more of this, 'cuz the game ain't stacked in their favor. Better stick to blowing up schoolkids.
Looks like Tony Blair reached deep and seems to have found his huevos:
"This terrorism will not be defeated until its ideas, the poison that warps the minds of its adherents, are confronted, head-on, in their essence, at their core. By this I don't mean telling them terrorism is wrong. I mean telling them their attitude to America is absurd; their concept of governance pre-feudal; their positions on women and other faiths, reactionary and regressive; and then since only by Muslims can this be done: standing up for and supporting those within Islam who will tell them all of this but more, namely that the extremist view of Islam is not just theologically backward but completely contrary to the spirit and teaching of the Koran.
I wish I believed this won't lead to a wicked pander tomorrow, but it is refreshing to hear evil named, Pre-feudal heh.
OK there is a start, I had to purge all that tolerance I was displaying at the peace rally.
- Uncle J