Monday, March 20, 2006

Out With the Old, In With the...Old??

Back when the Taliban was in charge of Afghanistan, they used to do really nasty, repressive things. They would, for example, execute people who converted from Islam to another religion. Luckily, those days are behind the free people of Afghanistan.

Or are they?

KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan man is being prosecuted in a Kabul court and could be sentenced to death on a charge of converting from Islam to Christianity, a crime under this country's Islamic laws, a judge said Sunday.

The trial is believed to be the first of its kind in Afghanistan and highlights a struggle between religious conservatives and reformists over what shape Islam should take here four years after the ouster of the Islamic fundamentalist Taliban regime.