U.S. Makes Low-Key Appeal in Afghan Case
By BARRY SCHWEID
AP Diplomatic Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration issued a subdued appeal Tuesday to Afghanistan to permit a Christian convert on trial for his life to practice his faith in the predominantly Muslim country.Read full story
The true face of Islam? Or is it that the religion has been hijacked for personal power?
Why the "subdued" appeal from our government that purports to be interested in democracy and freedom of expression?
Why are Christians and the radical left in this country, that say they are for freedom of expression, so quiet on this topic?
This story is not appearing on CNN despite a search for it. Why?UPDATE:
CNN now has their own (non-AP) story in the headlines. "Bush pressures Afghanistan on jailed Christian" posted Wednesday, March 22, 2006; Posted: 1:58 p.m. EST (18:58 GMT) long after everyone else decided it was newsworthy. For no seeming reason, they end the story
with the latest Iraq War US Troop body count. Buried in the article, they have a link to the "full story" here
. Still a day late.