Thursday, March 23, 2006

A Test of Democracy

Abdul Rahman,41 of Afghanistan is on trial for converting to Christianity sixteen years ago, though born to Islam. It appears that his death sentence may be thrown out because his tormenters think he is mentally unbalanced. The courts will have to wait for his sanity to return before they can chop off his head. His whole trial is an indicator that it's not so easy, not a foregone conclusion, that other countries will automatically develop U.S-style democracies.


Blogger Richard said...

We're seeing examples of Democracy not going the United States's way all across the world. Should there be some sort of minimum standard for Democracy? Or does this mean that we are endangering the Democratic system by placing on restricts on what is right and wrong, even if it is contrary to public opinion?

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