Why are you looking for a response from “Chrisitian fundamentalists”? There’s been all kind of public and private diplomatic pressure. The US, UK, Australia, the Germans & Italians aren’t even being that subtle. No reason to make this into a them vs. them argument - even though the your premise about lack of outrage from Christian fundementalists is wrong (see statements by the FRC, AFA & CWA).
The Islamic Taliban militias who still control entire areas of the country issued a statement in June 2004 in which they referred to a death sentence handed down to an Afghan converted to Christianity, Moulawi Asad Allah."
Rome, 22 March "Their spokesman declared that a group of militants had dragged the convert from his home and decapitated him after finding Christian preaching material in his wardrobe.
“Unfortunately, in terms of religious freedom Afghanistan has not changed much since the fall of the Taliban” . “The problem is that president Hamad Karzai wanted a modern constitution but with Islamic dressing, as he knew he was in one of the most traditional countries of the Islamic world.”
"Karzai tried to reconcile Islamic Sharia law with universal human values, succeeding in some areas, such as the introduction of a womens’ quota in parliament, but failing in others.
How do you feel about that fact that Bush has installed and continues to support a government which kills people who convert to Christianity? Please try to pull your head out its normal location deep in your ass and try to comprehend the issue for once.
Oh, and can we have a cite that Dominionists extole execution for non-Christians? Not that I want to defend those whack-os, but I don’t believe they’re that whacky. And what can be “similar” to execution?
So now Bush needs to abandon Karzai because stupidity happens in that country? Itching to pit him over his abandonment of Afghanistan again? Don’t make it look like Bush supports such actions or installed the idiocy that makes it happen. What you apparently failed to comprehend is that Afghanistan is nothing like the Podunk town you grew up in. It has been a war-torn, backward, fundamentalist country for generations. How about Bush keep pressure on the country to change its backward ideals than cut and run when your tulips get wilted over something, dipshit?
Hey, I can write a “cite” like that and put it up on the internet. Got an original source from the Dominionists saying this or a cite from a mainstream news organization?
Again, I know these guys are whacky, and it wouldn’t surprise me if they advocated extreme punishment for things like homosexual acts. But exectution of non-Dominionists (or those who don’t practice their from of Christianity)… I need to see an objective cite before I believe that.
Umm, actually there is outrage from the fundie side. See AFA.net They have an article, a petition etc. There was a big write up on it in the LA Times today with reference to the Family Research Council raising a fuss about it etc. Maybe you just don’t read the right fundie sites. I read them mostly for entertainment value, plus it gives me a chance to find out what’s on the gay agenda. Which I STILL don’t have a copy of. ::grumble::
I gotta say, I have no idea quite what the point of the OP is, aside from the obvious (and universally agreed-upon by SDMB-ers of all stripes) observation that Sharia law is a Bad Thing? I don’t see what us-centric political tweaking can come of this in either direction… I’d like to be snide and say that if the US weren’t in Iraq things would be better in Afghanistan, and that’s probably true in many ways, but I see no reason to think that this type of situation would be any different.