Sunday, February 15, 2015

Fact of the Day: Freedom of Religion in Afghanistan

Despite the United States (and NATO forces) overthrowing a extremely religious government in Afghanistan, freedom of religion hasn't gotten much better since then. The country is still an Islamic Republic, and being an atheist or convert to another religion isn't tolerated. An Afghan atheist was granted asylum to the United Kingdom in 2014, and several converts to Christianity were saved when western nations put pressure on the Afghan government in previous years. 

16 comments:

  1. I can imagine that from Afghanistan.

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  2. Happy February 15th. I always like your factual posts.

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  3. can't stand the monkey face of that evil idiot Bush

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  4. That's too bad. People should believe or not believe whatever they want.

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  5. Oh very interesting dear
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  6. Forced into belief, how all religion came to be

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  7. Yes, Muslims don't take kindly to apostates. But as Pat Hatt pointed out, never did Christianity or other religions either, back in the old days. Fundamentalists in those religions today still don't.

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  8. Freedom of religion is very important to me. Thanks for stopping by my blog Adam!

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    E from Helsinki, Finland
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  9. There are so many freedoms we take for granted every day.

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  10. Unfortunately, religion and intolerance about it is the root of so much violence...

    -Kati

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  11. There certainly is a lot of upheaval and violence in the name of religion.

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  12. Personally, I don't think the US should support any government based on a religion. This includes Saudi Arabia and Israel.

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  13. Just to wish you a happy day, Adam.

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