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Friday, March 24, 2006

Afghanistan Man Deserves Freedom

Commentary
By Scott McLean

For those who need proof that religious freedom does not exist everywhere, look no further. The case of Abdul Rahman shows that people in some countries are still persecuted for their beliefs.

The man could get the death penalty in Afghanistan because he converted to Christianity from the Islamic religion.

Human rights organizations received media coverage this week for their efforts help Rahman. Their cause is an important one.

It's this writer's opinion is that all people on this planet should have the freedom to belong to the religion of their choice, or none at all if that is their decision.

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