Afghan Christian charged with becoming a Christian. Faces death penalty.

If not for freedom, someone please remind me why British troops are fighting in Afghanistan.

by Nevermind Kurt

Please remind me why the West is spending billions and billions of dollars and the lives of thousands of our young if not to free Afghans. Please explain how the West can continue to pump money and lives into that dark hole and allow these kinds of human rights abuses under the authority of an Afghanistan government that the West put in place.

Please tell me what the definition of “victory” is. Please tell me when the war in Afghanistan will be won, or lost. At this point, I almost don’t give a damn. Let the savages have at each other. If they overstep their border or attack the west, nuke ’em. If someone has a better plan, please let me know!

“According to Westerners closely following his case in Kabul, Sayed Mossa is likely to be charged with espionage and with conversion to Christianity, or apostasy—crimes that may be punishable by death under Islamic law. The court session may be televised, officials have said, and it is likely that Mossa will be asked to renounce his faith.

Mossa was arrested in late May 2010 as part of a crackdown against Afghan converts to Christianity that followed a television broadcast of several baptisms. He has been held in a prison in Kabul under worsening conditions and has been subjected to daily beatings, torture, and sexual abuse. Court-appointed legal counsel, all Muslims, have refused to take his case because he is considered an apostate. Officials from the International Committee on the Red Cross, where Mossa worked for 15 years, visited him twice, and he has received other Western visitors, including representatives from the U.S. embassy. They confirmed that Mossa had been tortured and successfully pressured the Afghan government to move him to another prison, away from other prisoners. That took place Oct. 29, 2010…”

… from the WorldMag article Mossa’s day in court


Filed under Barbados, Human Rights, Religion

5 responses to “Afghan Christian charged with becoming a Christian. Faces death penalty.

  1. Jack Bowman

    Dear BFP folks,

    Nirvana … man, did that band suck or what?

    I have some responses I could make to this post, but I won’t make them to a grunge-head. If this is you, BFP, please say so. If it’s just some unusually dull newcomer, I’ll save my ink.

  2. Straight talk


    It’s all about an oil pipeline from the Caspian to the Gulf and a cut from the heroin trade, nothing to do with freedom or such.

    Don’t worry your head tho’, just follow the divide and rule line of religion, Arabs, Jews, funny dresses as spun here and on Fox.

    If you really want to know the real cause of conflict check out Michel Chussodovsky on Youtube

  3. Slap Happy

    What were the British and company thinking when they created all of those “stan”?\

    Why are we even over there? We are fighting to bring them DEMOCRACY and FREEDOM. Yeah right!

  4. Green Monkey

    Too bad for them the Taliban were holding out for too high a price to allow the proposed Unocal pipeline to be run through their territory, and entertaining counter offers from Bridas, a rival Argentinian pipeline company, didn’t inspire happy thoughts in Washington either.

    In 1998, Dick Cheney, now US vice-president but then chief executive of a major oil services company, remarked: “I cannot think of a time when we have had a region emerge as suddenly to become as strategically significant as the Caspian.” But the oil and gas there is worthless until it is moved. The only route which makes both political and economic sense is through Afghanistan.


    (Excerpt below from a speech by John Maresca VP of International Relations of Unocal Corporation at Congressional Hearings in 1998 /GM )

    I should note that it is in everyone’s interest that there be adequate supplies for Asia’s increasing energy requirements. If Asia’s energy needs are not satisfied, they will simply put pressure on all world markets, driving prices upwards everywhere.

    The key question then is how the energy resources of Central Asia can be made available to nearby Asian markets. There are two possible solutions, with several variations. One option is to go east across China, but this would mean constructing a pipeline of more than 3,000 kilometers just to reach Central China. In addition, there would have to be a 2,000-kilometer connection to reach the main population centers along the coast. The question then is what will be the cost of transporting oil through this pipeline, and what would be the netback which the producers would receive.

    For those who are not familiar with the terminology, the netback is the price which the producer receives for his oil or gas at the well head after all the transportation costs have been deducted. So it’s the price he receives for the oil he produces at the well head.

    The second option is to build a pipeline south from Central Asia to the Indian Ocean. One obvious route south would cross Iran, but this is foreclosed for American companies because of U.S. sanctions legislation. The only other possible route is across Afghanistan, which has of course its own unique challenges. The country has been involved in bitter warfare for almost two decades, and is still divided by civil war. From the outset, we have made it clear that construction of the pipeline we have proposed across Afghanistan could not begin until a recognized government is in place that has the confidence of governments, lenders, and our company.

  5. BFP

    Hello Jack,

    This article was printed as received from an anonymous but long-time BFP reader who uses the name “Nevermind Kurt”.

    None of us at BFP are big fans of Nirvana (and that is being polite).

    I believe that there are many agendas in play in “the war on terror” and in Afghanistan, and that oil and national security issues apart from Muslim terrorism are a big part of the picture. Nevermind Kurt is entitled to his own opinion and BFP being the eclectic sort of place it is, we don’t mind publishing pieces from folks who have different opinions. Even Jack Bowman! 🙂