2009-02-16

20 Years in Jail For Translating the Koran

According to the Toronto Star, two Afghan men were recently convicted
to 20 years in jail for translaing the Muslim Bible, known as the
Quran (various spellings).

Now I could write a couple of ficticious paragraphs about doing things
with 17 year old girls that could land me in prison. Even translating
such stories would be illegal.

So Canada also has (justfiably?) harsh laws with regards to the writen
word.

Still, freedom of religion is a value most Canadians hold dear.

So the qustion is, what exactly are Canadians dying for in Afghanistan?

Just to hedge my bets against possible conscription if the war gets
out of hand, here is my translation of the digest version the Koran
(the following is illegal in Afghanistan, and possibly Alabama):

Mohamed was born in a town call Tikreet. When he was 15, he met a
lovely 13 year old, yada, yada, yada, she had 3 children by her 18th
birthday. Mohamed quickly learned to never openly covet his
neighboor's wife since she was a thief. When he turned 21he moved to
Mecca. Stuff happened and he and his wife lived happily ever after.
The end.

Envoyé depuis mon iPhone / Sent from my iPhone.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I do know that it's illegal to covet thy neighbour's wife in Alabama. Thy adult sister is another story.

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