Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Afghanistan’s Blasphemy Laws

A 23 year old student and journalist has been sentenced to death in Afghanistan for blasphemy. Sayed Parwez Kambakhsh was arrested last fall for publishing on the internet an article critical of the treatment of women in the Quran. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom has sent a letter to Condoleeza Rice demanding that she pressure the Afghani government to release Kambakhsh. Didn’t we get rid of the Taliban? Apparently not.