The Officer’s Club directs us to a nation that has learned the hard way not to accept an inch or they’ll take a mile. Denmark has a good suggestion that might open up some eyes over there.
Spokesman on Foreign Issues, Naser Khader, Social Liberals, Jyllands-Posten, March 21:
The government must act on this matter and show that Denmark is at the forefront in the fight for Human Rights and international rule of law. That is why we are in Afghanistan. If necessary, the Danish forces in country must liberate Abdul Rahman and offer him asylum in Denmark. This case underlines the need for Sharia law to be fought wherever it is found.”
With the threats to Mr. Rahman’s life should the courts let him go, this is probably the only answer that’s going to work. BUT, if the courts don’t let him go, we have to get out of there. So what we need is this liberation special op done as he’s leaving the courthouse.
ps Charlie Munn is linking to Mark Steyn in his post. Read Charlie but then as always, read up from Steyn too!
In a more culturally confident age, the British in India were faced with the practice of “suttee” – the tradition of burning widows on the funeral pyres of their husbands. Gen. Sir Charles Napier was impeccably multicultural:
“You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: When men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks, and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours.”
UPDATE: Drudge has the story, through AP, the case has been dropped! For lack of evidence.