22 January 2008

Hey, Jacko

Are these the kind of people you're gonna negotiate with?

And guess what... these are ostensibly the good guys...
-- KABUL -- An Afghan court on Tuesday sentenced a 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 said.

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. Judge Wahab did not preside over the trial.
Obviously, free speech doesn't get along all that well with Islam.

That sounds so familiar.