A 23-year-old student journalist in Afghanistan has been sentenced to death for downloading and distributing a report that is critical of the oppressive treatment of women in some Islamic societies.
My perspective: This is a tragedy and an outrage. It shines a poor light on Islam and on Afghanistan and on the US to allow such a thing. If a religion or government cannot tolerate the exercise of free speech, then it is too oppressive and deserves the ridicule it receives. It is most unfortunate that George Bush and his kind support this behavior by condoning this type of behavior and being intolerant of civil liberties.
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