Afghanistan to Christians: “Nothing will be contradictory to Sharia Law”



And the persecution of Christians continues. Make no mistake, the reshaping of the Middle East (thank you Arab Spring) will only embolden radical Islamization world-wide.  Of course, persecution of Jews and Christians is part of the agenda.  This is already evident in the persecution of Coptic Orthodox Christians, one of the only strains of Christianity present in Egypt, and in numerous church bombings in Southeast Asia perpetrated by Muslim terrorist organizations.  The interim leader of Libya supports a much more rigid interpretation of Sharia Law than expected. Tunisia just voted in a previously banned Islamists party. The Muslim Brotherhood has Egypt in a chokehold and now, despite our ten years of bloodshed and toil, Afghanistan too has opted to continue down the radical path of religious persecution of non-Muslims.  CNS News has the story:

When asked by CNSNews.com whether Afghanistan should repeal its laws that make it a crime for a Muslim to convert to Christianity, Afghan Ambassador to the United States Eklil Hakimi did not answer directly but said that while his country’s constitution provides for “freedom of religion” it also says that “nothing will be contradictory to Sharia law.”

The State Department report on religious freedom in Afghanistan released last month said: “Conversion from Islam is considered apostasy and is punishable by death under some interpretations of Islamic law in the country.”

The U.S. military has remained in Afghanistan for more than 10 years after overthrowing the Islamist Taliban regime there in 2001. That regime had provided sanctuary to al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden in the years prior to the Sept. 11, 2001 al Qaeda terrorist attacks on the United States.

Ambassador Hakimi spoke Thursday at Johns Hopkins University’s Washington, D.C. campus at a forum entitled “Rebuild Afghanistan Summit 2011.”

CNSNews.com asked Hakimi:  “Regarding religious freedom, according to the State Department, at least two individuals had been detained in Afghanistan for converting from Islam to Christianity. Should Afghanistan repeal all laws that make it illegal to convert?”

Hakimi said: “Well, according to our Constitution, there is a freedom of religion. Meanwhile, it says that nothing will be contradictory to the Sharia law. So, while we step into those principles, we have to be careful because we are in a very conservative society, a society that they live based on their faith. So, those cases that you have mentioned, our government, based on these principles, they have handled those cases in a very timely manner and also in a way that should not deter from those principles.”

According to the U.S. State Department’s 2010 International Religious Freedom Report, last updated on Sept. 13, 2011, “The [Afghan] government’s level of respect for religious freedom in law and in practice declined during the reporting period, particularly for Christian groups and individuals.”

The report further says, “At least two individuals who converted from Islam remained in detention at the end of the reporting period. (Note: All individuals detained for conversion from Islam were released after the reporting period ended.) Negative societal opinion and suspicion of Christian activities led to targeting of Christian groups and individuals, including Muslim converts to Christianity. The lack of government responsiveness and protection for these groups and individuals contributed to the deterioration of religious freedom.”

“For situations on which the constitution and penal code are silent, including apostasy and blasphemy,” reported the State Department,  “courts relied on their Islamic law interpretations, some of which conflict with the country’s international commitments to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to which the country is a party.”

“Conversion from Islam is considered apostasy and is punishable by death under some interpretations of Islamic law in the country,” said the report.

State Department spokesperson Nichole Thompson said that the United States has “engaged Afghanistan at the highest levels” on matters of religious freedom, as it does with other countries.

“The United States, of course, advocates for religious freedom and religious tolerance for all individuals regardless of what country they live in,” Thompson told CNSNews.com. “We press the governments of countries around the world to advance religious freedom. We are continually concerned about things like apostasy and blasphemy laws in Afghanistan and other countries and, like I said, will continue to press other governments to increase what we call a universal standard the freedoms of individuals in those countries.”

Afghanistan’s constitution, promulgated in 2004, states that Islam is the official religion, but that “followers of other religions are free to exercise their faith and perform their religious rites within the limits of the provisions of law.”

One article states, however, that “no law can be contrary to the beliefs and provisions of the sacred religion of Islam,” while another says that the document’s adherence to the tenets of Islam “cannot be amended.”

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57 thoughts on “Afghanistan to Christians: “Nothing will be contradictory to Sharia Law”

  1. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

    There’s nothing in the streets looks any different to me. They decide, and the shotgun sings its song…

    It’s a sad day for the world when rock musicians understand political consequences better than the politicians do.

    Pat Buchanan was right all along. And I knew it all along. And that and a couple of dollars will get me a cup of – wait, does sharia law approve coffee?

  2. Give the obamessiah a chance. He will try to claim defeat in Afghanistan too. Just as he is doing in Iraq.

  3. Wake up, America.

    1. Obama’s Afghan “Peace Partner” Kills 13 Americans in Suicide Bombing
    Just days ago, Hillary said that the Obama Administration was ready to negotiate with Taliban leader Mullah Omar, and saw his involvement as crucial for the prospects for peace in Afghanistan. Obama has attempted to surrender to the Taliban more than once. The Taliban has explained to Obama, there are no moderates or extremists, there is only Islam. This is Obama’s “peace partner,” the Taliban. Partner? They should be wiped off the face of the earth.
    US official: 13 Americans killed in Afghan bombing Associated Press October 29
    (AP) — A Taliban suicide bomber rammed a van into an armored NATO bus Saturday in Kabul, killing 13 American troops and four Afghans, U.S. and Afghan officials said, in the deadliest attack on coalition forces in more than two months.
    The explosion, which occurred as the convoy was passing the American University, sparked a fireball and littered the street with shrapnel. Heavy black smoke poured from burning wreckage at the site.
    The armored personnel carrier, known as a Rhino was sandwiched between of a convoy of mine-resistant military vehicles traveling on a four-lane highway frequently used by NATO forces in a southwestern section of the city.
    NATO said 13 service members were killed, but a U.S. official confirmed they were all Americans. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.
    The Afghan Ministry of Interior said three Afghan civilians and one policeman also died in the attack. Eight other Afghans, including two children and four other civilians, were wounded, said Kabir Amiri, head of Kabul hospitals.
    The Taliban claimed responsibility for the Kabul attack, as well as for another suicide bombing outside a government intelligence office in the northwest province of Kunar.

    2. Pro-Israel Activists Counter Anti-Israel Pro-Savagery Conference at Columbia University
    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/

    3. JIhadi on Trial in Boston: “If inciting people to do that is terrorism, and if killing those who kill our sons is terrorism, then let history be witness that we are terrorists”
    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/

    4. Yemen: Jihadists murder head of counterterrorism unit with car bomb
    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/

    5. Wisconsin: K. Mehmeti, 31, Threatened Two Students, an 11-year-old girl and 11-year-old boy, “hunt them down and slap/chop their heads off.”
    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/

    6. Obama’s Muslim Advisers Block Middle Eastern Christians’ Access to White House
    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/

  4. Just so that we can clear the air between us, in America it is Constitutional law that reigns supreme. Religous laws, dem or repub party rules, socialist doctrine, cabals and juntas do not! Tens of millions of living American patriots took an oath to protect and defend an enlightened ideal never before practised by mankind in his/her history, …..the ideal of a FREE CITIZEN not beholden to government, but rather a government beholden to its FREE CITIZENS ! …..In nations where religion and its doctrine rule, where beheadings are common, the stoning of women encouraged by its clerics, where slavery is allowed, a religion that allows pedophilia under certain conditions with children as young as infants, beastiality,….Well, pretty damned barbaric, don’tcha think !!! …. Party cronyism, as practised by dems and most repubs, leads to rule by elites and financial ruin as we know! Socialism/Marxism requires the total destruction of all existing law and replaces it with its doctrine of absolute authority OVER the citizen turned serf. Cabals and juntas are generally military and elitest citizens as is the case in Libya ……With the sole exception being the U.S.Constitution, …all other forms of government are violent, barbaric, and require domination OVER the citizen! Afganistans constitution is toilet paper. ……..Have you noticed that the despotic governments overthrown during the ‘Arab Spring” have all been replaced by Sharia compliant juntas since none of the new governments have yet held national elections? …..Have you noticed that in nations where our own American men and women have lost their lives, lost limbs, shed their blood in rivers ,in order to aide them in gaining liberty from a despotic ruler, those same nations adopted Sharia compliant constitutions? ….And now the struggle comes home to America. … A federal government sprinting towards socialism. ….Large and loud and well organized Sharia compounds thruoght the United States. ….Depending on how you see the future, only one path offers freedom and liberty to each and every Citizen. ….The others require and demand your absolute submission! … To the tens of millions, remember the oath you took? It never expires. …. The Constitution is beckoning us once again to protect and defend.

    1. For some reason, I was not able to vote, liked on your article, v.

      But, please know I do like it and support your position.

      Yes, we must hold dear to our Constitution, that is the solution to all that confronts America now.

  5. Wait! Muslims are going the way of violence and suppression of individual free will? That democracy thing sure is turning the barbarians into sociable creatures, isn’t it? When will the 7th century throwbacks realize that individual liberty is the “bomb,” and “cut” out their hostilities towards those that believe in something they don’t? May allah the peaceful permit all you RightScoop bloggers to have a wonderful, Capitalistic day in the, as Michael Medved says, ” Greatest nation on God’s green Earth.”

  6. The State Department report on religious freedom in Afghanistan released last month said: “Conversion from Islam is considered apostasy and is punishable by death under some interpretations of Islamic law in the country.” – CORRECTION – By all interpretations, some people don’t know how to read so well, others are lying under Takyya (sp?)

        1. Nothing! I just like throwing out the “cut,” “boom,” “bomb” comments when referencing Islamic dirtballs. Besides that, just “cutting” up.

          1. LOL! Sometimes meaning gets lost when it’s in writing…you can’t see people laughing or pouting, etc.

    1. Really….The Lord God of Israel is not a man…be careful what you mock…islam is a false religion and an Abomination to Christians…every day they blaspheme the the Holy One of Israel…..islam is the religion of death and Mohamed is the Prophet of death and misery…..Jesus is life…that’s all there is to say on that subject……

    1. remember it was that reprobate Carter that started everything by turning his back on the Shaw of Iran back in the late 70’s and now we have Carter on steroids and this fool is enjoying every minute of bringing this Republic down…welcome to the OBAMANATION

  7. October 27, 2011
    U.S. Marines: No Spitting Toward Mecca

    http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.10680/pub_detail.asp

    Mubarak teaches US Marines:

    Don’t spit toward Mecca.

    Don’t urinate toward Mecaa.

    Don’t sleep with your boots toward Mecca.

    In other words, Mubarak teaches US Marines to become intensely sensitized to the whereabouts of Mecca, and to be guided by that magnetic North for Muslims as a matter of the most personal habits and hygiene — in accordance with sharia (Islamic law). This goes well, of course, with ISAF’s guidance to all troops to revere the Koran and its teachings.

    1. Thanks – ROFL

      This is great information

      I am getting out my compass and will start in a few minutes

      Thanks again – GREAT information

  8. Bosnia: Muslim Opens Fire, Attacks US Embassy in Sarajevo

    More gratitude from the Bosnians for fighting the jihad for them against the Serb Christians. The poisonous fruit of lethal Democrat foreign policy.

    Thanks to Bill Clinton, the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, once a symbol of ethnic diversity, has become an entirely Muslim city. “Sarajevo definitely isn’t a multi-ethnic city, but the city of one group, the Bosniacs (Muslims),” said a Croat deputy in the Bosnian Parliament, Branko Zrno, back in 2008. Serbs and Croats in Sarajevo have no institutional protection from Muslim supremacism, and have left the capital. Zrno echoed allegations from Bosnian Serb leaders, including Serb entity Prime Minister Milorad Dodik, that non-Muslims in Sarajevo suffered discrimination and were denied their rights.

    Today a “radical islamist” (lol — how they do twist themselves and their lexicon in knots to avoid “jihad”) opened fire on our embassy in Sarajevo.

    Sarajevo US embassy gunman arrested: police AP (hat tip Armaros)

    A suspected radical Islamist gunman who opened fire Friday near the US embassy in Sarajevo was wounded and arrested, a police spokesman told Bosnian television.

    “The person who fired an automatic weapon was wounded and arrested during the police operation. After receiving medical treatment on the scene the person was hospitalised,” police spokesman Irfan Nefic told national BHT television.

    Earlier media reports said the man, identified as a member of the Wahhabi branch of Islam, was killed by a sniper after firing a Kalashnikov rifle at the US mission.

    Embassy spokeswoman Sanja Pejcinovic would not go into details of the apparent attack.

    “We can confirm there has been an incident in front of the embassy. The building is closed and we are waiting for the police to seal off the area,” she told AFP.

    Bosnian national radio said police were searching the vicinity of the embassy for possible accomplices.

    “Several police patrols were sent to the scene. Two police men were wounded, one in the leg and one in the head,” the radio reported.
    […]

    During Bosnia’s 1992-95 war between its Croats, Muslims and Serbs, a large number of volunteers from Muslim nations flocked to the Balkan country to take up arms.

    Many of these Muslim fighters stayed on after the conflict and obtained Bosnian citizenship. Some in the mostly moderate Bosnian Muslim community have converted to the more radical Islam preached by several ex-mujahedeen.

    Read all about Bosnia here.
    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/

  9. Omar Sharif reverts to form

    Misogyny, diminishment and dehumanization of women ……..it’s in the quran. Vid hat tip Jonathan.

    Watch the video. Wow, all she wanted was a picture. Be glad he didn’t continue beating her.

    Sharif was at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival for a screening of one of his movies … when a woman approached him on the red carpet … and tried to take a picture with the 79-year-old actor.

    Wiki says, Sharif graduated from Alexandria’s Victoria College, where he is reported by his schoolmate Edward W. Said to have been sadistic and physically abusive in his capacity as “head boy”[2] at Alexandria’s Victoria College.
    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/

      1. For others that wonder about these verses…here is G-d’s blessed word.

        1 Timothy 2:12
        New International Version (NIV)
        12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man;[a] she must be quiet.

        Deuteronomy 22:20-21
        New International Version (NIV)
        20 If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the young woman’s virginity can be found, 21 she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death. She has done an outrageous thing in Israel by being promiscuous while still in her father’s house. You must purge the evil from among you.

        1 Corinthians 14:34
        New International Version (NIV)
        34 Women[a] should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says.
        Footnotes:
        a. 1 Corinthians 14:34 Or peace. As in all the congregations of the Lord’s people, women

        1. Joh 8:1 Jesus went to the mount of Olives:
          Joh 8:2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came to him; and he sat down and taught them.
          Joh 8:3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought to him a woman taken in adultery: and when they had set her in the midst,
          Joh 8:4 They say to him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
          Joh 8:5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned; but what sayest thou?
          Joh 8:6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
          Joh 8:7 So when they continued asking him, he raised himself, and said to them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
          Joh 8:8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
          Joh 8:9 And they who heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even to the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
          Joh 8:10 When Jesus had raised himself, and saw none but the woman, he said to her, Woman, where are those thy accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
          Joh 8:11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said to her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

            1. my point i was trying to make ..as Ravi Zacharias said, because of the multitude of miracles the house of Israel had received from G-d the punishment was in proportion…it makes since when we remember what Jesus said…to whom much is given much is expected or required…The people of Israel had been a witness to many many miracles and were expected to hold a higher moral standard as the Representative of G-d. the verses given above are somewhat misleading in there intent…Corinthian Church is a bad example of women and there place in the Church…there were a lot of problems in that Church… i leave you with this from Ravi

              http://youtu.be/Fpmu42g6mDs

              1. Thank you for your response, Dan. I felt what you were saying was too important and I did not want to take for granted that I understood your point, when I wasn’t clear about it, so I appreciate your explanation.

                And I love the link you sent of Ravi. He is amazing. I noticed that throughout his response to the girl, her arms remained folded over her chest. Her body language indicated that she was closed-off and defensive. I hope that at some point she will re-think her position as Ravi so eloquently detailed the error of her thinking.

                He showed G-d to be the loving G-d, we who know HIM, understand HIM to be…

                Thanks again for your explanation.

  10. God is using Obama to bring the Islamist’s together and then they will attack Israel and be defeated.

  11. Rev 12:12

    “Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.”

  12. I believe Islam is a political movement with a thin veneer of Satanic religion. It’s teachings are directly against the values stated in our constitution. It should not be tolerated in this nation for a minute. We are a nation of laws. Our laws are in accordance with our constitution and hold us together under the idea of God given freedom. Sharia law is a deadly enemy of this idea.

  13. satan is going to have to use somebody to kill God’s people….what better group then those who follow satan to begin with?

    1. You do understand that Christians and Muslims believe in and worship the same god, correct? (Yahweh) The word “Allah” is just Arabic for “God”. All that is disagreed upon is who the true “savior/prophet” was.

      1. Ignorant fool. Allah is/was the Saudi Arabian moon God. Muhamad adopted it for his faux religion/cult. If you read the two texts repectively, you see one is the antithesis of the other. Their is no redemption in Islam. You can be damned from birth and you haven’t any choice about it. In Judaism/ Christianity, you need only to quit your sinning and follow God’s spoken and written Law. In Christanity you are directed to Love you God with all your heart. In Islam you are expected to die in acts of Jihad only to be recognized by your god Allah. Still think they are the same?

        Don;t go through life ignorant, there are plenty of sources that can instruct you in the defferences and I do mean majr differences in the aforementioned two. Islam was an invention by a maniacal bandit that concieved in blood and sexual perversion. Judasim/Christianity was conceeved in love of God and his basic law in which to live in peace with your neighbors. Republicanism was developed from this. Islam demands subjugation of all to the Moon God.

        1. Judaism, Christianity, Islam, etc., etc.. In a few hundred years, I predict, there may be a few more religions that claim authenticity. What do you think? Christianity got it’s “authenticity” from Judaism, no?

          1. Not sure what you’re trying to imply here. There are several more religions than what you mention here that claim authenticity right now. So what? The existence of more than one claim means they’re ALL illegit? They contradict each other too much to all be legitimate, but that doesn’t mean that one of them can’t be. Basic logic.

      2. You do understand that you are competley, utterly and stunningly wrong, right?
        Muslims worship satan, they have been decieved and their eyes are blinded. Mind you, other religions have missed the mark too.
        But, the One True God is merciful and died for their sins too.
        His Name is above EVERY Name and His Name is Jesus!

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