In 2001, President Bush made the following demands of the Taliban regieme, then in control of Afghanistan:
Deliver to United States authorities all the leaders of al Qaeda who hide in your land. Release all foreign nationals, including American citizens, you have unjustly imprisoned. Protect foreign journalists, diplomats and aid workers in your country. Close immediately and permanently every terrorist training camp in Afghanistan, and hand over every terrorist, and every person in their support structure, to appropriate authorities. Give the United States full access to terrorist training camps, so we can make sure they are no longer operating.
These demands are not open to negotiation or discussion.
Source: Presidential Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People (9/20/2001)
These demands were not met and thus we we took military action against the oppresive government.
Friends, in only a few short years it is time for action once more. Will you join me in contacting President Bush and urging him to intervene in the case of Abdul Rahman? 16 years ago, while working with an aid group in Pakistan, he converted from Islam to Christianity. Last month, he was arrested, Bible in hand, and has been put on trial for capital punishment for a violation of Afghanistan’s Sharia law (rejecting Islam), punishable by death.
American Family Association has set up a contact form that will allow you to contact the President in this matter. Some text has been provided, but you can edit it if you like.
- FOX News’ Report on the story
- Sharper Iron’s coverage
- Further details of the issue
- AFA’s Petition to the President