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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

An atheist gets religious asylum

 An Afghan turns away from Islam, while living as a refugee in the UK and becomes an atheist.
BBC article

Here are some quotes from the BBC article:

"They said the man's return to Afghanistan could result in a death sentence under Sharia law as an apostate - someone who has abandoned their religious faith - unless he remained discreet about his atheist beliefs."

"But because every aspect of daily life and culture in Afghanistan is permeated by Islam living discreetly would be virtually impossible, they said." 

Judging by the range of comments, there is support for this person's case since there are a number of commentators stating that "all religions can be dangerous".  However the best comment is this one:

"I LOVE the "oh that's alright then" type comments from Atheists who, had this man declared himself any other faith would demand he be sent back.

People who flee cruelty from their home country should always be welcome in a country that is civilised."

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