Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Disaster waiting to happen?

If you follow world events (and this blog) you know how risky Afghanistan can be. Maybe I'm just being cynical, but the prospect of 1,000 South Korean Christians showing up in Kabul for a peace rally this weekend just seems like a very, very bad idea. Not only for the participants, but potentially for any NGO working in the country. The recent riots and burning of the CARE office demonstrated how things can easily spin out of control. Now add a group known for its aggressive evangelism showing up in large numbers in an Islamic country where proselytising is banned. It will be interesting to see what develops... 8/4/06 Update - The Afghan government decided to act and has canceled the weekend festival and is in the process of deporting the South Korean Christians from the country due to fears of violence.


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