Shame on the US.
The despicable Bush administration is playing it soft when it comes to the man in US-controlled Afghanistan who is on trial for his life because he converted to Christianity. Here is what the BBC reports on the US response so far: "The US made a subdued appeal for him to be allowed to practise his faith - but stressed it did not want to interfere." The man can be executed and the Bush Taliban comes up with a "subdued appeal" and a promise to not "interfere".
The US pointedly did NOT ask for the release of this man and instead emphasized the "sovereignty" of Afghanistan. Rubbish. The US invasion violated sovereignty for crimes of bin Laden. Whether you think that justified, or not, is not the issue. Respecting the sovereignty of nations is not the Bush style.
Nor should we forget that Bush was just over in Afghanistan claiming that as result of the US attack the country has now emerged from the tyrannical rule of the Taliban yet here we have a man threatened with execution, legally, because of his religion.The US knows it has the puppet strings in it's hands. If this man is sentenced to death the shame is not just on Afghanistan but on the US as well.
Addendum: In the face of mounting pressure George Bush has finally said something about this case. He said that he expected Afghanistan to "honor the universal principle of freedom". Ditto, Mr. Bush, ditto.