Canada/Afghan War-One More Valid Reason
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
Canadians and Politicans against our troops involvement in Afghanistan, perhaps should reflect the freedoms in Canada we take for granted.
Only in Islamic Countries such as Afghanistan can the sharing of ideas get your children killed.
How many Canadians would stand by and do nothing if this were to happen to you in our own backyard?
Student sentenced to death for questioning Islam
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN -- An Afghan court yesterday sentenced a 23-year-old journalism student to death for distributing a paper he printed off the Internet that three judges said violated the tenets of Islam.
Sayad Parwez Kambaksh's family and the head of a journalists group denounced the verdict and said Kambaksh was not represented by a lawyer at trial.
Members of a clerics council had been pushing for Kambaksh to be punished.
The case now goes to the first of two appeals courts. Kambaksh, who has been jailed since October, will remain in custody.
A legal official said he didn't have the details of the paper circulated, other than it was against Islam.
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Kambaksh discussed the paper with his teacher and classmates at Balkh University. Several students complained to the government.
Kambaksh's brother, Yacoubi Brahimi, described yesterday's proceeding as a "secret trial," saying the family didn't know it had been scheduled.
Only President Hamid Karzai can forgive Kambaksh because he had confessed to violating the tenets of Islam.