Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Where's The Outrage?

Abdul Rahman a man in Afghanistan faces death for converting from Islam to Christianity. This brings up a lot of questions. In the words of Glen Reynolds at Instapudit:
Civilized countries permit freedom of religion. Uncivilized countries kill people for their beliefs. This will simply provide more ammunition for those who believe that Islam is incompatible with civilization.

How would you describe a religion that sentences people to death for apostasy? Civilized? Why isn't every progressive person, news outlet and organization calling a gigantic bullshit on this nonsense? A man faces death for his beliefs, where are our ethical betters to tell us to be outraged?

1 comment:

Dexter said...

In a word, medieval. Much like the Catholic Church at the time of the Cathars and the various Inquisitions and Crusades.