Roz Kaveney (rozk) wrote,
Roz Kaveney


The most appalling thing about this
is that the student who has been condemned to death for downloading a report on women's rights has been charged and condemned for blasphemy against Islam. I am far from convinced that the Afghan President or Senate will pay much attention to what we say, because presumably part of the point of this case is to demonstrate that they can be just as foul as the Taliban to bits of their electorate who are nostalgic for the good old days, but we should still sign anyway here.

In what possible mental world is reading a report blasphemy? I seriously want to know because I cannot wrap my head round it. Bad enough that blasphemy should be any kind of offense let alone a capital one, but redefining anything you happen to feel like banning as blasphemy is a whole new kind of bad.
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