A Church in Ali
AfghanTimes.com March 27 from AfghanTimes.com reporter in Kabul. (Caleb of
A professor in Kabul university said yesterday that
it would be civilized if
the government leave the guy alone.
Question: what do you mean by "civilized"
Answer: we would be able to say, we live in 21st
century. We can proudly
be called ourselves afghan.
Question: if he is out of prison, what would be the
top thing you are
Answer: I think I would be able to establish good
friendship with the
"kharejees" we can proudly go to other countries and
won't be ashamed from
Question: Do you think he is mad?
Answer: A crazy would come out and say he is mad! He
is not a mad man. He
actually stated what he wanted to say better than
many people that I
know... even our students who study "Adabyat"
Question: what would be local reaction about what
the government decided
to let him go?
Answer: let's wait for Friday.
Question: Friday! Why Friday?
Answer: Because the mullahs will encourage people to
Question: Are you proud of it? I think it
contradicts the claim of "Islam
is a religion of peace?"
Answer: Let's not go there.
Question: Are you sure you don't want to talk about
Answer: I think, I think you should ask this from a
mullah! (He laughed)
Question: I never heard of any other religion that
once you listen to the
Friday preaching, then you would go out and burn,
kill and destroy? Have
you heard of any? Sorry that I am kind of bold, but
you need to help me,
Answer: (He laughs) I don't think others practice on
Fridays! (He laughs
again) I don't know (Caleb) (obviously he doesn't
want to talk about it)
Question: What do you think they should do with him
once he is out?
Answer: We will wait and see what will happen! I
don't think they would
listen to me (ha - ha - ha)
Question: Do you think that we would have more cases
like this after this
Answer: I think so. If he remains alive... then
people (Christian) would
come out of their holes... and if he is taken out of
the country... then
believe it or not we would have more Christian
He continues, "Then, you would see that we would
have more and more mad
man in Afghanistan ... (a nice smile on his face...)
i bet the justice
ministry would be packed up with crazy (madman)
files of Christians....
(Again he laughs) ... we will run out of crazy
people in this land! :)
We would not need Ali Abad mental hospital after
My answer (jokingly), so do you think we should
start a church in Ali Abad?
We also talked a little bit about the hope and
future for Afghanistan. As
I left the professor and coming back... a smile of
hope was obvious
seeing the children of different ages having their
school bugs and walking
in and out of their schools!
The hope rises in the New Afghanistan. Everyday in
every way, it's
getting better and better.
IN His service,
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