Friday, March 24, 2006

Afghanistan - Muslims want to kill Christian

Led by top clerics, Muslims in Afghanistan want to kill a former Muslim for converting to Christianity.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Senior Muslim clerics are demanding 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."

Just in case you think it's just militant Muslims who want him dead: "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." And "Raoulf, who is a member of the country's main Islamic organization, the Afghan Ulama Council".

So, on what basis do these moderate Muslims claim they have the right to murder someone who converts to Christianity? "We are Muslims and these are our beliefs."

Do tell.

What's the Left and the human rights groups doing about all of this? Nothing. Here's what AI had to say.

Human rights group Amnesty International said if Rahman has been detained solely for his religious beliefs, he would be a "prisoner of conscience" and that the charges should be dropped.

Why the if? And instead of calling for the charges to be dropped, shouldn't AI be calling for the law to be scrapped? After all, the law violates Afghanistan's constitution which guarantees feedom of religion.

The Left remain silent on Muslim intolerance to gays, other faiths and their abuse of women.

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