Death could await Christian convert in Afghanistan

by SickofLies 3 Replies latest jw friends

  • SickofLies

    The United States and other Western nations are protesting to the Afghan government over the case of an Afghan man being prosecuted for converting from Islam to Christianity. Abdul Rahman was arrested last week and is now awaiting trial. He could face the death penalty.

    In the days of the Taliban, those promoting Christianity in Afghanistan could be arrested and those converting from Islam could be tortured and publicly executed.

    That was supposed to change after U.S.-led forces ousted the oppressive, fundamentalist regime, but the case of 41-year-old Abdul Rahman has many Western nations wondering if Afghanistan is regressing.

    Rahman, a father of two, was arrested last week and is now awaiting trial for rejecting Islam. He told local police, whom he approached on an unrelated matter, that he had converted to Christianity. Reports say he was carrying a Bible at the time.

    "They want to sentence me to death, and I accept it," Rahman told reporters last week, "but I am not a deserter and not an infidel."

    The Afghan constitution, which is based on Sharia, or Islamic law, says that apostates can receive the death penalty. ( Watch how Rahman's case could cast doubts on Afghanistan's commitment to democracy -- 1:17 )

    Afghanistan's population is 80 percent Sunni Muslim and 19 percent Shiite Muslim, according to the CIA. The other 1 percent of the population is classified as "other."

  • hallelujah

    Thank you Sick of Lies,

    I think the apostacy thing is really outrageous. I would be shocked if the US allows it to happen, but preserving the man's safety is just as important.

    It's all ridiculous too since Eloah of the bible is Allah of the Koran.

  • Mary
    I would be shocked if the US allows it to happen, but preserving the man's safety is just as important.

    You're kidding right? George Dubya doesn't give a damn about this guy or Afghanistan. The only thing he's concerned about is making more cha-ching for his cronies in office.

    This guy is toast. In Islam, for anyone to turn their backs on their religion and join the infidels is about the worst thing you could do. Basically, they just take it one step farther than what the WTS does and physically murder you, whereas the WTS just murder you mentally, emotionally and financially.

    My heart goes out to this man.......he certainly is courageous......

  • ColdRedRain

    We have the white Kanye West over here. And besides, if Dublya tried to save the man, the same leftists and Jihadists would say that he's just being a Christian Crusader. Damned if you do, damned if you don't, damned to the 7th layer of hell if you're a Republican President.

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