The international community (including the Canadian government) is furious at the new Afghan government for prosecuting Abdul Rahman for converting to Christianity. According to the CBC,
Rahman, 41, is now in jail in Afghanistan and faces the death penalty unless he agrees to convert back to the faith in which he was raised, said the judge at the Shariah court ... "We will invite him again [to renounce Christianity] because the religion of Islam is one of tolerance," trial judge Ansarullah Mawlazezadah told the BBC on Sunday. "We will ask him if he has changed his mind. If so, we will forgive him.Now of course I agree that this is horrendous (and another example of why the notion that this is somehow a democratic government is a total myth), but what the media hasn't been reporting is that "Homosexuality, "lesbianism," and conversion to faiths such as Judaism or Buddhism are also punishable by death." Believe it or not, this tidbit came from the American national security journal The American Thinker .
So let me get this right ... persecution of Christians elicits international outrage, but persecution of Jews and queer people elicits no response.
Is this what they mean by "the moral majority?"
Thanks to Gilles for this tidbit.