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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Brian Whitaker at the Guardian comments on the case of Abdul Rahman then mentions the Al Arabiya comments I translated.

Remember how we "liberated" Afghanistan and transformed it into a freedom-loving democracy before turning our attention to Iraq? Well, take a look at this.

A 41-year-old man is facing possible execution for converting to Christianity.

The Egyptian blogger called Big Pharaoh (who writes one of the best blogs in the Middle East) has been reading comments about the case posted on the website of al-Arabiya, one of the leading TV news channels in the region, and has translated a selection of them into English.

"I included the good, the bad, the ugly, and the very ugly," he writes. "Many of the comments I read made me want to vomit, others were breezes of rationality."

The post he is referring to is here.

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