Religious freedom on the move in Afghanistan...

Well, it's coming closer anyway. Chrenkoff has a report from a State Department employee in Kabul,
"Here, in an Islamic State, Americans are allowed to put up Christmas decorations, sing Christmas carols and celebrate Christmas without fear that the Afghan version of the ACLU will demand that we call them 'Holiday decorations' or force us to deny the existence of Santa Claus. My Afghan friends, who universally wish me 'Merry Christmas', just shake their heads when they read stories about a Virginia 7th grader who was asked to leave a school dance for wearing a Santa Claus outfit! So those of us here in an Islamic state will just keep talking about Christmas while you in the States choose you words carefully to make certain the no hint of 'Christmas' escape your lips in a public place."

As he Arthur notes in his post, freedom of religion is a concept that is totally foreign in the modern Islamic world, here's to hoping its not so foreign in the years to come.

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