Islamic Tolerance Alert from Brave New Democratic Afghanistan: “Afghan Govt Expel Christians,” from SBS World News Australia, with thanks to JE:
The Afghan government has decided to expel more than a thousand South Korean evangelical Christians who had intended holding a peace festival in Kabul.
According to officials the South Koreans are mainly university students or professors who are being expelled for involvement in religious discussions with local Afghans and concerns for their safety.
I.e., if we don’t expel you, the mob will get you.
Officials had warned around 1,500 South Koreans, most of them evangelical Christians, against preaching or political activities.
The South Koreans had said they wanted to come to the insurgency-wracked country to spread peace….
There were weeks of hot-tempered debate earlier in the year about whether an Afghan who converted to Christianity should be put to death in accordance with Islamic Sharia law.
The United Nations had also expressed its concern over the visit. “With the current situation in Afghanistan it is not particularly helpful to have people in Afghanistan who may incite public disorder,” spokesman Aleem Siddique said.
Thanks for standing up for human rights and religious freedom, Siddique.