Afghan courts have produced yet another example of its de-evolution into a medieval Sharia system. The country’s Supreme Court has upheld the 20-year-sentence of Parwez Kambakhsh for blasphemy. He was convicted of asking questions in a university class about women’s rights under Islam and downloading an article on equal rights for woman. We are about to send thousands of more troops into the country to preserve it from . . . radical Islamic influences.
Kambakhsh was a journalism student at Balkh University in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif. He was originally sentenced to death and then given the “merciful” sentence of 20 years.
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