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January 26 in freethought history…

January 26, 2004 – The new Constitution of Afghanistan is signed by President Hamid Karzai. It declares the country an Islamic Republic, with Islam as the official state religion. Although the free exercise of other religions is ostensibly guaranteed, the … Continue reading

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With allies like these, who needs enemies? (Pt 2)

As we previously reported, some of America’s so-called allies in the Islamic world engage in shocking (not just embarrassing or inconvenient) civil rights practices.  Our newly reconstructed “ally” Afghanistan recently sentenced a young man to 20 years in prison for … Continue reading

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With allies like these, who needs enemies?

Since 2001, the US and Pakistan have been, ostensibly, allies in the struggle against Islamic extremists.  The reconstructed government of neighboring Afghanistan is also, again ostensibly, our ally.  So how is it that the Pakistanis are allowing the Taliban in … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Kite Runner

A sneak peak at the upcoming film and what its aftermath says about the current health of the Afghan nation. by John C. Snider © 2007 Khaled Hosseini‘s The Kite Runner is one of the most talked-about books in recent years.  … Continue reading

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