Afghan man commits Christianity, may die
Prosecutors, judge, family insist convert should die
KABUL, Afghanistan—Abdul Rahman told his family he was a Christian. He told the neighbors, bringing shame upon his home. But then he told the police, and he could no longer be ignored.
Now, in a major test of Afghanistan’s fledgling court system, Rahman, 42, faces the death penalty for abandoning Islam for Christianity. Prosecutors say he should die. So do his family, his jailers, even the judge. Rahman has no lawyer. Jail officials refused to let anyone see Rahman on Monday, despite permission granted by the country’s justice minister…
“He is my son,” said Manan, crying. “But if a son does not care about the dignity of his family, the dignity of his father, God can take him away. You cannot make anything out of such a son. He is useless.”…
Afghan man faces death for being a Christian, By Kim Barker, Tribune foreign correspondent, Published March 21, 2006
Freedom appears not to be ‘on the march’ in Afghanistan. Go read the whole thing (free registration required). Comments, anyone?