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23 March 2006

Afghan Clerics Demand Convert Be Killed

My head’s going to explode just thinking about this. The clerics claim that it’s an insult to G-d, which is a barrel full of tripe. It is Muslims who are insulted by his conversion to Christianity, not G-d. More specifically, it’s the self-hating and insecure kind who can’t stand to see this man continue to draw breath. Make no mistake, if he is executed it's not any different from an HONOR KILLING. -AT

By DANIEL COONEY, Associated Press Writer

KABUL, Afghanistan - Senior Muslim clerics demanded Thursday that an Afghan man on trial for converting from Islam to Christianity be executed, warning that if the government caves in to Western pressure and frees him, they will incite people to "pull him into pieces."

In an unusual move, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice telephoned President Hamid Karzai on Thursday seeking a "favorable resolution" of the case of Abdul Rahman. The 41-year-old former medical aid worker faces the death penalty under Afghanistan's Islamic laws for becoming a Christian.

His trial has fired passions in this conservative Muslim nation and highlighted a conflict of values between Afghanistan and its Western backers.

"Rejecting Islam is insulting God. We will not allow God to be humiliated. This man must die," said
cleric Abdul Raoulf, who is considered a moderate and was jailed three times for opposing the
Taliban before the hard-line regime was ousted in 2001. More


Taha said...

Merhaba. I don't really speak Turkish but my wife does. I am also from Providence. It's nice to see a local blogger addressing this issue.

Murat Altinbasak said...

Many thanks to Andrew Sullivan for pointing his readers here! -AT