March 21, 2006, - 3:49 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Kudos to Michelle Malkin for being on top of the tragic story of Abdul Rahman and issuing a call to action to save him (here, here, here, and here). He faces the death penalty in Afghanistan for the “crime” of converting to Christianity.
Yup, that Afghanistan. The one where our mostly Christian taxpayers sent a boatload of money and soldiers to install democracy and freedom. Clearly, nothing has changed from the days of the Taliban.
Per instructions and info on Michelle’s site, I called the Embassy of Afghanistan to register my complaint. I was told by the sympathetic Afghani on the other end of the phone that he, too, is upset by this, but there is nothing he or the embassy can do.
The man I spoke with said that they got 50 calls about this today, and that they have no authority to save the man. He said there are only two people who can stop this: Mr. Shinwari, the Chief Justice, who is an old man and an intolerant Taliban remnant; or President Karzai, who can–but has not–removed him.
Nice to know that all our soldiers’ efforts and U.S. funds are being negated by a powerful remnant of the Taliban, not (why?) replaced by Karzai.
There is actually a third man who holds all the cards, President Bush.
Call the White House: 202-456-1111
Call the State Department: 202-647-4000
And call the Embassy of Afghanistan: 202-483-6410
And register your outrage. Help save the life of this innocent man, Abdul Rahman.
Ironically, Rahman means “the merciful.” It is one of the many names Muslims use for Allah. Tell them to show some mercy to this innocent man.
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