KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan court on Tuesday sentenced aIt is interesting that a religion as great and wonderful as Islam is so easily humiliated. But in the most tolerant religion of peace there is no room for decent, individual thought, or even for questions about something you read on the internet. Apparently, Kambaksh made the mistake of thinking he could discuss the issues of the article, written by an Iranian, with his teacher and class mates (perhaps thinking he could learn something) at what passes for a university in Afghanistan. Wrong! Rather than make logical arguments, his classmates turned him in to the government.
23-year-old journalism student to death for distributing a paper he printed off
the Internet that three judges said violated the tenets of Islam, an official
The three-judge panel sentenced Sayad Parwez Kambaksh to death for
distributing a paper that humiliated Islam, said Fazel Wahab, the chief judge in
the northern province of Balkh, where the trial took place. Wahab did not
preside over the trial.
Rhimullah Samandar, the head of the Kabul-based National Journalists Union of
Afghanistan, said Kambaksh had been sentenced to death under Article 130 of the
Afghan constitution. That article says that if no law exists regarding an issue
than a court's decision should be in accord with Hanafi jurisprudence.
One of the mistakes that US led coalition has made in both Iraq and Afghanistan, was to let people who have no understanding of democracy, freedom, or justice, write their own constitutions. As a result, the extremely intolerant and unjust system of Shariah (Islamic Law) became the bases of their respective legal systems. We didn’t do this in Japan after WWII. When the Japanese tried saying that the emperor was a divine being, MacArthur said no. Instead we’ve allowed a system that is incompatible with free societies to become enshrined in their constitutions. The result is we get the same sick society where people are sentenced to death for discussing an internet article or for converting to Christianity.
As a side note: Malaysia, a supposedly enlightened and moderate Muslim country with a legal system derived from the English common law, recently “confiscated Christian children's books, claiming the illustrations of prophets such as Moses and Abraham violate Islamic Shariah law.”
Remember, Shariah is the legal system that many Muslims living in the west are demanding be instituted so they can have their legal issues addressed outside the existing legal system. Many liberals see this as a reasonable request. But how could such an unjust system that denies the right of non-Muslims to even testify ever be allowed in a free society? But don't ask questions like that, even in the west that might be considered discriminatory and hateful by the left.