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Sunday, March 19, 2006
The blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church.
"We are not against any particular religion in the world. But in Afghanistan, this sort of thing [conversion to Christianity] is against the law," the judge said. "It is an attack on Islam."
OIC -- it's not an anti-Christian thing, it's just that there's this law. Glad you cleared that up.

(Say, didn't we throw the Taliban out? Maybe Afghanistan needs a booster jab....)