Only in Afghanistan: Student sentenced to death for printing web page

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Only in Afghanistan: Student sentenced to death for printing web page

If you ever needed proof that some religious convictions are as moronic as they are dated, look no further than the plight of 23 year old Internet surfer Sayad Parwez Kambaksh.

Kambaksh has been sentenced to death for printing a web page that apparently contained content which violated the tenets of Islam. He took the printout to his teacher and classmates to discuss it, which resulted in a complaint from a US backed Government.

Because Kambaksh's trial was conducted in secret without legal council, the case can now go before two appeals trials until the death sentence is carried out.


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Thursday 24th January 2008 | 08:29 PM

Truly the world is a much better place with religion in it...

Seriously though WTF?

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Friday 25th January 2008 | 12:12 AM

I wonder what Gilly will have to say about this one??? As our world gets more and more complex and bizar, all I can do is watch with amazment and discust..

When it comes to my own life, I' pretty much of an optomist, believing in the laws of attraction...but the luck of the draw has a lot to do with it as well. One country's blasphemy, must be anothers open-minded ovservation.

With man doing this to his brothers, what need of a doomsday is there?

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Friday 25th January 2008 | 12:10 PM

Simply ridiculous, it highlights how backwards religious states can be.

It's almost as bad as Scientology.

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Friday 25th January 2008 | 12:33 PM

The US is clearly making strides there. Maybe it's a test run. You know, for when President Huckabee passes a law to do the same to people violating the tenets of Christianity.

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Friday 25th January 2008 | 02:18 PM

I love the way these hardcore Muslims work - question anything from any facett of your faith and you are dead...

Having spent years traveling for business to countries where fundamentalist Islam is practiced I am still schoked by these amazing deviations in what I would call normal societal law. Not once did I ever see or hear of this when I was abroad.

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Friday 25th January 2008 | 03:49 PM

and yet more religious twats!!!

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Saturday 26th January 2008 | 02:40 AM

One country acts badly i.e. all religion is bad, and the USA by association. The complete lack of logic, reason and intellect by your commentators is indicative of so much that is posted here. Where are the intellectuals of the 21st Century? I suspect a group of Dark Age peasants could have a more enlightened conversation.

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Saturday 26th January 2008 | 09:09 AM

Wow Dion and yet to choose to comment among us!

FYI - if you want to say something, how about actually contributing to the topic - or say nothing at all. You are what we commonly refer to as a 'troll'.

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Saturday 26th January 2008 | 09:56 AM

I suspect a group of "Dark Age" peasants would be having this discussion:

Peasant 1: Bloody hell, it sucks living in the "Dark Age."
Peasant 2: What are you talking about? We live in the early middle ages.
Peasant 1: What's that, then?
Peasant 2: Oh for heaven's sake, don't you know anything? Petrarch came up with that term as a criticism of our time period. It's actually a pretty non-specific term, and shouldn't be used in intelligent discussions. Which is all we have in this time period.
Peasant 1: Petrarch?
Peasant 2: Oh, right. He hasn't been born yet. Sorry.
Peasant 1: No problem. Hey, shouldn't we quit discussing this and worry about the plague?
Peasant 2: Good point. Wait, which plague?
Peasant 1: Sigh...I can't talk to you about anything.

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Wednesday 30th January 2008 | 03:26 PM

Well wonder no more my "Sepo" consort

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I wonder what Gilly will have to say about this one??? As our world gets more and more complex and bizar, all I can do is watch with amazment and discust..
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In the Territory and the North West of Australia there are a few rivers that you dont swim in. There are signs that say Crocodiles. Get It? You just dont do it.
(should see the 12" scar on my arm)
While there are a few persons that a good Fatwah or Jihad or a dinkum good smiting would be a treat to deal out to. I cant do that, I am a Christian, You know. YOU KNOW? Obviously not.

By the way, I drink Emu Export and like my Red Wine chilled from the fridge. My favorite movie is the Princess Bride.
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