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Re: [Teen Atheists of America] Sentenced to Death for Questioning the Role of Women in Islam (Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh)

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  • basem omar
    if any one want to know any thing about islam like the misconceptions mentioned below i will be gad to answer BR basem Andrew Rawlings
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      if any one want to know any thing about islam like the misconceptions mentioned below i will be gad to answer

      BR
      basem


      Andrew Rawlings <Andrew.Rawlings@...> wrote:

      Hello All,

      Are we going to let this happen?

      Afghan 'blasphemy' death sentence
      - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7204341.stm

      Please let everyone know.

      Regards,

      Andrew.

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      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7204341.stm

      Afghan 'blasphemy' death sentence

      An Afghan journalist has been sentenced to death by a provincial court for
      distributing "blasphemous" material.
      Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh, 23, was arrested in 2007 after downloading material
      from the internet relating to the role of women in Islamic societies.

      A primary court in Balkh province said that Kambakhsh had confessed to
      blasphemy and had to be punished.

      The court also threatened to arrest any reporters who protested against
      Kambakhsh's sentence.

      Kambakhsh, a student at Balkh University and a journalist for Jahan-e Naw
      (New World), was arrested in October 2007 after material he downloaded was
      deemed to be offensive to Islam.

      Shamsur Rahman, the head of the court, told Reuters news agency: "According
      to... the Islamic law, Sayed Perwiz is sentenced to death at the first
      court.

      "However, he will go through three more courts to declare his last
      punishment," he said.

      'Deeply shocked'

      Balkh province's deputy attorney general, Hafizullah Khaliqyar, warned other
      journalists that they would be arrested if they attempted to support
      Kambakhsh.

      But Agence France-Presse reported that journalists were gathering outside
      the home of the condemned reporter.

      The sentence has been welcomed by conservative Islamic clerics in
      Afghanistan but criticised by international human rights groups.

      Global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders said it was "deeply shocked"
      by the trial and appealed to President Hamid Karzai to intervene "before it
      is too late".

      In a statement, the group said the trial was "carried out in haste and
      without any concern for the law or for free expression, which is protected
      by the constitution".

      "Kambakhsh did not do anything to justify his being detained or being given
      this sentence."

      Kambakhsh's brother, Sayed Yaqub Ibrahimi, said the verdict was "very
      unfair" and appealed for help from the international community, reported
      Reuters.

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