What Were We Fighting For?


Mir Hussein Mahdawi, editor of the Afghanistan newspaper Aftab, and his assistant, Ali Reza, published an article called "Holy Fascism" that attacked what they called "crimes committed in Islam's name." Of course, that has led to their arrest for defaming Islam. Afghan President Hamid Karzai refuses to intervene, claiming that freedom of the press does not protect journalists if they insult the beliefs of the Afghan people.