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Afghans Suspend 2 Christian Aid Groups

From those tireless defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

Afghan women clad in burqas receive food aid in Kabul May 5, 2010.

2 Christian aid groups suspended in Afghanistan


May 31, 2010

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan authorities suspended two Christian foreign aid groups Monday on suspicion of proselytizing in the strictly Islamic nation and said a follow-up investigation would include whether other groups were trying to convert Muslims.

U.S.-based Church World Service and Norwegian Church Aid will not be allowed to operate while the allegations, aired Sunday on Afghan television, are investigated, said Mohammad Hashim Mayar, the deputy director of the Afghan government office that oversees nongovernment organizations, known as NGOs.

An investigation commission including officers from the National Security and Interior Ministries had been appointed, he said.

Both organizations denied the allegation, and Mayar said officials did not have any evidence of proselytizing beyond the television report.

"They are investigating whether the groups were proselytizing or not," Mayar said. "They will report back and also assess what is the impact of closing these NGOs. The investigation will include whether other groups or individuals are involved."

Norwegian Church Aid Secretary-General Atle Sommerfeldt said in a statement that his organization has a firm policy of not attempting "to convert people to another religion" in all countries where it operates.

Maurice Bloem, deputy director of programs for Church World Service, said in a statement that proselytizing is against his organization’s code of conduct.

Bloem said Church World Service has worked inside Afghanistan since 1979, always in partnership with local Afghan organizations, and has been serving half a million people of different faiths there. He said its mission is to assist the Afghan people.

Proselytizing is illegal in Afghanistan, as it is in many Muslim countries. It is a hot-button issue for many Afghans sensitive to the influence of the scores of foreign aid groups operating in the country to help it recover from decades of war.

The television report, which interviewed local police saying they had heard rumors of the charities’ proselytizing, triggered a demonstration by several hundred students at Kabul University on Monday.

The group shouted deaths threats toward foreigners who seek to convert Muslims and demanded that the government expel anyone who tried, said Mohammad Najib, a professor at the school who witnessed the protest.

The group blocked the road outside the university’s main gate for more than an hour before the demonstrators moved off peacefully, Najib said. Police stood by but did not intervene

How shocking. Our political leaders and our media masters have told us that the Mohammedans were famous for their tolerance. Have they been lying to us?

In any case, it’s hard to see why any Muslim countries could have any need for Christian charities, since Muslims nations are some of the richest on the planet.

Don’t the wonderful Islamic charities provide enough assistance? Or does all their money go into worthy causes, like building Mosques within 600 feet of the former World Trade Center?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, May 31st, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Afghans Suspend 2 Christian Aid Groups”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    Enough already!!

    This tells all that the religion of peas is a soup of ignorance and should thus be poured out on the ground.

    NATO out and B-52’s in!!

    • Right of the People says:


      Agreed, NATO and every non-moose limb out, bomb them past the stone age to the pre-Cambian era and put up a big-assed fence around that sh*thole and shoot anybody who tries to leave. They are beyond savages.

      I’ve lost all of my Christian charity and tolerance for these asswipes.

  2. NoNeoCommies says:

    Ideas are more dangerous than guns when you are trying to keep the faithful ignorant and the ignorant faithful.

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