Sunday, March 19, 2006

What Pisses me OFF ! (Afghans to sentence Christian convert to death)

This story deserves much more attention than it's getting. Via VOA News (Below the Beltway):

I got up this morning late and read this and I got really pissed off. Has the world gone mad ? An Afghan man who recently admitted he converted to Christianity faces the death penalty under the country's strict Islamic legal system. The trial is a critical test of Afghanistan's new constitution and democratic government

So what are we doing it all for ? Read this !!!!!! it's damn stupid we free a country introduce a democratic process and they essentially keep the stuff the Taliban were famous for...........if you swap from Islam to Christianity they can put you to death ?!?! This is in Afghanistan right ? So tell me how this is ending tryanny and creating freedom ?

The case is attracting widespread attention in Afghanistan, where local media are closely monitoring the landmark proceedings. Abdul Rahman, 40, was arrested last month, accused of converting to Christianity. Under Afghanistan's new constitution, minority religious rights are protected but Muslims are still subject to strict Islamic laws.

And so, officially, Muslim-born Rahman is charged with rejecting Islam and not for practicing Christianity.Appearing in court earlier this week Rahman insisted he should not be considered an infidel, but admitted he is a Christian. He says he still believes in the almighty Allah, but cannot say for sure who God really is. "I am," he says, "a Christian and I believe in Jesus Christ."

Rahman reportedly converted more than 16 years ago after spending time working in Germany. Officials say his family, who remain observant Muslims, turned him over to the authorities. On Thursday the prosecution told the court Rahman has rejected numerous offers to embrace Islam. Prosecuting attorney Abdul Wasi told the judge that the punishment should fit the crime.
He says Rahman is a traitor to Islam and is like a cancer inside Afghanistan. Under Islamic law and under the Afghan constitution, he says, the defendant should be executed. The court has ordered a delay in the proceedings to give Rahman time to hire an attorney. Under Afghan law, once a verdict is given, the case can be appealed twice to higher courts.

This is the first case in which the defendant has admitted to converting and is refusing to back down, even while facing the death penalty.


Blogger Starfish Destroyer said...

That's islam for you, execute every chance you get, and get pissed off when you can't offer Allah his blood sacrifice for the day.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Pissed Off Old Man said...

My head is going around in circles, we free a country from the Taliban and they still get to execute christians for their beliefs, so tell me the point of it all ? We sacrifice our men and women so to help them establish another Islamic state? So George W how does this end tyranny ?

6:55 PM  

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