Thursday, 31 January 2008
The Gravy Train is Long and Crowded
The gravy train is long and crowded.
Which is perhaps the real reason why fashion icon and Afghanistan president, Hamid Karzai is seeking the death penalty for local journalist, Sayed Pervez Kambaksh.
Kambaksh has been sentenced to death for "...blasphemy after he downloaded a report from a Farsi website which stated that Muslim fundamentalists who claimed the Koran justified the oppression of women had misrepresented the views of the prophet Mohamed."
But another reason is that he wrote articles outlining the endemic corruption of Afghanistan's political, religious and economic elite.
You can sign an online petition here.
Gazebook was fantastic! If you don't know it, it's a festival that takes place in the small town of Punta Secca on the south ...