Reza Mohebbii used to be a Muslim living in Afghanistan. He is now an atheist living in Sweden. In the YouTube video below, Reza holds up a flag of his former country and points out that it includes the Islamic Shahada or the Creed. It is also known as the conversion prayer that so many have been forced to say while at the end of a gun or while being held at knife point.
Reza points out that the people of Afghanistan don’t want to be ruled by Islam and that it has been forced upon them. He states further his belief that all of his country’s problems are because of Islam.
It was certainly a good thing when U.S. troops went to Afghanistan after 9/11 and defeated the Taliban. Unfortunately, the Afghanistan flag adopted after that laid the foundation for the return of the Taliban. From 2002-2004, in addition to the Shahada, the then new Afghanistan flag also included the phrase, “Islamic State of Afghanistan”. When the official flag was adopted in 2004 (the one held up by Reza), “Islamic State of Afghanistan” was changed to “Afghanistan” but the Shahada remained.
As is the case with so many former Muslims, Reza has found comfort in atheism and has erroneously lumped all religions into one category against science. By leaving Islam, he’s halfway there but equating Christianity with Islam is where he goes wrong and can hopefully be reached some day. Perhaps a certain former Prime Minister of Great Britain put it best when he wrote…
“…were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it (Islam) has vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.” – Sir Winston Churchill, 1899
It wasn’t just the Afghanistan flag that western leaders conceded to Islamic tyrants their troops vanquished. The Constitution of Afghanistan, drafted and approved after the U.S. and NATO forces were in charge, states:
Ch. 1. Art. 1
Afthanistan is an Islamic Republic, independent, unitary and invdivisible state.
Ch. 1, Art. 2
The religion of the state of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is the sacred religion of Islam.
Ch. 1, Art. 3
In Afghanistan, no law can be contrary to the beliefs and provisions of the sacred religion of Islam.
The U.S. soldiers did their jobs in Afghanistan. It was their bone-headed leaders who messed things up. People like Reza are the casualties of those leaders.