"Attack On Islam"
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(All emphases by Always On Watch)
At various web sites, I have been reading about Abdul Rahman's plight.
The followng article is reproduced in its entirety:
'An Attack On Islam'Another news source provides this information:
Updated: 15:18, Sunday March 19, 2006
"An Afghan man is facing the death penalty for becoming a Christian.
"Abdul Rahman was arrested last month after his family went to the police and accused him of converting from Islam.
"He has gone on trial for rejecting Islam - an offence punishable by death under Shariah law.
"During the hearing, the defendant allegedly confessed that he converted from Islam to Christianity 16-years-ago.
"He had been working as a medical aid worker for Afghan refugees in neighbouring Pakistan.
"The judge said: 'We are not against any particular religion in the world.
"'But in Afghanistan, this sort of thing is against the law.
"'It is an attack on Islam. The prosecutor is asking for the death penalty.'"
"Afghanistan's constitution is based on Shariah law, which states that any Muslim who rejects their religion should be sentenced to death ....In two months, the court in Kabul is scheduled to rule on the above matter. Abdul Rahman is believed to be forty-one years old.
"The prosecutor, Abdul Wasi, said the case was the first of its kind in Afghanistan.
"He said that he had offered to drop the charges if Rahman changed his religion back to Islam, but the defendant refused...."
So there it is: being a Christian is an attack on Islam.