Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Looking for democracy in the Muslim world

I don't think this is what Jefferson and Adams had in mind:

Abdul Rahman, 41, faces a possible death penalty in Afghanistan for converting from Islam to Christianity 16 years ago. He has been charged with rejecting Islam, a crime under that country's Islamic laws.

Rahman's trial started last week, but a state prosecutor said Wednesday that he may be mentally unfit to stand trial. Moayuddin Baluch, a religious adviser to President Hamid Karzai, said Rahman would undergo a psychological examination and the case will be dropped if he's found mentally unfit.

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