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A Kinder Gentler Islam

While the prophets of tolerance have been doing their best to persuade the masses that Islam is a tolerant peace-loving religion, the situation in Afghanistan with Abdul Rahman has made the sell a little more difficult.

On trial for converting to Christianity, which is a capital crime in Afghanistan, the Afghan government has to choose between appeasing the religious freedom loving West and the Islamic radicals in the home land.

The current spin is to claim Rahman is mentally unstable (why else would someone abandon Islam) and thus unfit to stand trial, but the case has interesting ramifications for the integration of the Islamic world in the global community.

The Afghanistan constituion upholds both the shari and the Universal Decleration on Human Rights. One makes the penalty for conversion death, and the other upholds religious freedom. It will be interesting to see how this one unfolds.

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