Christian Convert Fiasco
Time – The Afghani who converted to Christianity (16 years ago) and was in danger of being executed (apostasy is against Afghani law) is set to be released. For whatever reason (likely a great effort on the part of the antigovernment forces in the area to exploit the gap between the Afghanis and their US patrons) this became an international issue.
Very few recognize that Abdul Rahman is marked for death by enemies of the government. His post-release death will be a symbolic victory for those groups in Afghanistan attempting to garner the moral high ground and win the war.
We don’t seem to be understanding morality is based on context, and in doing so we just played into the hands of the enemy. Karzai’s effectiveness just took a major hit. Expect a greater decline when Rahman is killed by a non state actor.
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