The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Wake Up and Smell the Fundamentalism!

Mar 27, 2006

A man who converted from Islam to Christianity 16 years ago was arrested in Afghanistan. According to the fundamentalist Sharia law, he was told he had to convert back to Islam–or be put to death.

On Sunday, March 26, the Afghan high court dismissed the case on various technicalities.

Condoleezza Rice, U.S. Secretary of State, would not confirm the matter but said the U.S. had to respect Afghan sovereignty. “But America has stood solidly for religious freedom,” she said on “Meet the Press.”

Freedom in U.S.-backed Afghanistan?

Women throughout Afghanistan are forced to wear the all-concealing burqa. Countless girls and women are barred from entering schools or universities. Women continue to be beaten, raped or killed for “breaking Sharia law.”

On the scale of Bush country values, the life of one Christian convert weighs more than the lives of all the women in Afghanistan! Of course, that’s true for him here in the U.S. too!