Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Martyrdom for Abdul Rahman?

Abdul Rahman is facing trial in Afghanistan for the crime of converting from Islam to Christianity. He has been labeled an apostate, and faces death by hanging for refusing to renounce his faith in Christ. Doctors have examined him to determine whether insanity caused him to reject Islam. From what little I have seen and heard of Rahman, he appears remarkably resolute. Video of Rahman refuting the charges here (unfortunately, no english subtitles).

Please pray for Abdul Rahman. Pray to give him continued strength, courage, and hope. God be with you, Abdul.

Michelle Malkin provides details for a planned rally for Rahman outside the Afghan Embassy in D.C.

More at IsraPundit and Michelle Malkin.

UPDATE 3/26:

Looks like Rahman will be released. The reason? Not the lack of any actual crime on his part, but lack of evidence. Whatever that means. And the general sentiment against Rahman in Afghanistan is so vile and vicious, it's probably in his best interest to leave as quickly as possible.


Blogger carnaby said...

Note to Islamists: do you see the difference between one of your "martyr" wannabe suicide bombers and an actual martyr?

3/24/2006 6:05 AM  
Blogger The Management said...

This whole event bothers me a great deal. THis single event is making me question if it is at all possible to the Islamic world into the 20th century.

I always believed that our involvement in Iraq and Afganastan was simply to place a free (read western) nation in the heart of the 12th century. If Rahman dies, well I think I might just wash my hands of those barbarians. No more nation building, the next time we are hurt, only war.


3/25/2006 2:38 PM  
Blogger Stickwick Stapers said...


Sadly, I am forced to agree. I don't think Muslims are capable of freedom, and their culture, based on Islam, is the reason. Islam is based on enforced virtue, which leaves no room for freedom. Islam has no faith that eventually most people will make the right choices. Bush et al. may learn a harsh lesson from this -- the Taliban and Saddam weren't the problem, they were a symptom; and as noble as all this effort was, we'll find out that you can't simply hand freedom to people.

3/25/2006 4:29 PM  

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