In 2004 the United States helped to set up a Islamic theocracy in Afghanistan. Despite the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom’s warning the proposed Afghani constitution threatened to institutionalize “Taliban-lite”, the document earned the praise of President Bush, the U.N., and the American media.
At the time, Paul Marshall was one of the few voices to express concern about this threat to religious liberty. Marshall recently spoke out again in National Review about one of the outcomes of our decision to ensure that religious freedom was denied to Afghanis:
Any and every human being who is imprisoned, abused, or tortured for the free and peaceful expression of their faith deserves our support, but Musa is also a remarkable person and Christian. In a letter smuggled to the West, he says, “The authority and prisoners in jail did many bad behaviour with me about my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. For example, they did sexual things with me, beat me by wood, by hands, by legs, put some things on my head.”
He added a thing much more important to him, that they “mocked me ‘he’s Jesus Christ,’ spat on me, nobody let me for sleep night and day. . . . Please, please, for the sake of Lord Jesus Christ help me.” (View the full letter here)