Tuesday, October 21, 2008

a backwards world

A 24 year old Muslim journalism student in Afghanistan asks questions in class about the rights of women under Islam. He is arrested, undergoes an unfair trial, and is sentenced to death. After an appeal, the court dropped the death penalty sentence but still gave him 20 years in prison.

It's a sad, sad time in this world when a country has laws so backwards that the mere discussion of a topic can bring about a death sentence. It's even worse when considering that the topic of discussion was the utter lack of rights among muslim women in Afghanistan - these women have no rights and no one to advocate for them. It's depressing.

Here's the story.

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