Sunday, March 26, 2006

Woohoo! God wins one!

I don't usually write about political or religious news stories, but this was (for once) good news. This poor man was turned in by his own family and refused to deny his faith. Like Daniel's friends, he was rescued from death. Praise the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob!

Afghan Court Drops Case Against Christian

KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan court on Sunday dismissed a case against a man who converted from Islam to Christianity...

Rahman has been prosecuted under Afghanistan's Islamic laws for converting 16 years ago...He was arrested last month and charged with apostasy.

Muslim clerics had threatened to incite Afghans to kill Rahman if the government freed him. They said he clearly violated Islamic Shariah law by rejecting Islam.

Rest of story here.

My favorite quote - and one that I could only hope to live up to in the same situation - is "I am serene. I have full awareness of what I have chosen. If I must die, I will die," Abdul Rahman told the Rome daily.

He said this while still in prison, before his case was dropped.

Picture courtesy Yahoo News.

Technorati tagged:


Anonymous said...

He still needs prayer. The mere fact that the legal system will not kill him merely means he's liable to an "honor killing" at the hands of his own family.

Not this week, perhaps. Nor perhaps this month. But eventually the media spotlight will turn elsewhere and this person will be liable to a most dreadful accident, which the police, of course, will not have the slightest bit of curiosity about.

So he does still need prayer. It ain't over yet, not by a long shot.


Brian P.

Brad said...

Hi Brian,
Hope you get out this way again. It was a joy meeting you.

Yeah, he and Salman Rushdie(sp?)=-/ will need it till the day of death. Hopefull death of natural causes. Not death by a Muslim Cause!! Lord keep them and save them!