Group Says Rahman One of Thousands Awaiting Death Sentence for Accepting Christ

This is such a sad situation. To have to leave your home in order to keep from being killed for your faith. Mr. Rahman, the Christians of the United States welcome you with open arms.
I’ve studied islam too much to buy into their “religion of peace and tolerance” mantra. But how anyone can look at islam and not see them for what they are is beyond me. They are, and always have been, a religion of death, violence and destruction.
It is impossible to see their reaction to events over the last several months and not come to that conclusion. From riots over cartoons and people dedicated to blowing up hospitals in Israel to calling for the death of someone who’s only crime was leaving islam, the true colors of this “religion” are showing through.
If islam really was a religion of peace and tolerance, the riots and protest would have been against the militants that the “moderate” muslims claim have taken over. They would have been against this small minority of people who distort the koran. But the silence is deafening. Why, you might ask? The only reasonable conclusion is, because muslims, as a whole, agree completely with these “militants”. Islam is a religion of death, violence, bloodshed, destruction, and intolerance, made up entirely of militants, from the youngest child to the oldest seniors. Come on islam, prove me wrong.

(AgapePress) – News reports indicate that Abdul Rahman, the Afghan man who faced a possible death penalty for his acceptance of Christ as his personal Savior, has been released from a Kabul prison. No one, however, seems to know where he is since being released late yesterday. He had indicated that because of death threats from radical Muslim clerics, he wished to seek asylum in another country.
The United Nations says it will work with Afghanistan to accommodate Rahman’s request for asylum. Rahman, who claims he converted from the Muslim faith 16 years ago, recently faced the death penalty for that decision until a Kabul court dismissed the charges and reportedly released him from a high-security prison near Kabul on Monday night.
But Islamic extremists have called for his death since the start of the trial, prompting groups that are concerned about Rahman’s safety to call for his quick exit from the predominantly Muslim nation. Associated Press is now reporting that Rahman “quickly vanished” after being released on Monday night, and speculates he did so “out of fear for his life” with Muslim clerics still demanding his death.
A spokesman says the U.N. expects the 41-year-old convert’s request for asylum to be met. “We’ve been working closely with the government of Afghanistan to find a solution to this,” Adrian Edwards tells Associated Press. “As for Mr. Abdul Rahman, he has asked for asylum outside Afghanistan. We expect this to be provided by one of the countries interested in seeing a peaceful solution to this case.”
He says the U.N. assistance mission in Afghanistan “has a mandate for good offices and for upholding human rights in Afghanistan” and has been following the case “closely since the outset.” Hundreds of people protested against the court’s decision to drop the case. The decision came partly because officials expressed concern that Rahman is mentally unfit to face trial. (See earlier story)

Conversion from Islam Taboo in Most Muslim Nations
The president of a grassroots human-rights organization says while much attention has been focused on the Afghan Christian who was on trial for his faith, the case is not an isolated incident. A recent report from Associated Press confirms that observation.
AP points out that Afghanistan is not the only U.S. ally where Muslim converts to Christianity can face prosecution or even execution. Saudi Arabia, for example, neither permits conversion from Islam nor allows other religions in the kingdom. In addition, there are no churches, and missionaries are barred. Islamic Shariah law considers conversion to any other religion apostasy and most Muslim scholars agree the punishment is death. Saudi Arabia considers Sharia the law of the land, though there have been no reported cases of executions of converts from Islam in recent memory.
The report continues, noting that in Jordan, after a Muslim man converted to Christianity two years ago, a court convicted him of apostasy, took away his right to work, and annulled his marriage. And in Kuwait, a court convicted a Shiite Muslim man who publicly proclaimed his conversion to Christianity, but did not sentence him since the criminal code did not set a punishment.
Jim Jacobsen, president of the group Christian Freedom International (CFI) says there “literally thousands” of Christians all over the Islamic world who are awaiting a death sentence because they converted to Christianity.
“We’re involved with many, many other cases just like [Rahman’s],” Jacobsen says. “They lose everything — all possessions, their inheritance. They’re literally thrown out into the streets. The local mosque will issue a fatwa or death sentence against them.”
The CFI leader says his organization sent a letter to President George W. Bush, asking him to push for Rahman’s immediate release — and reminding him that minority Christians face severe and growing persecution in many Muslim nations. Jacobsen theorizes that Rahman’s case has received widespread media coverage simply because it can embarrass the president.
“He’s spent so much effort and treasure on assisting in Afghanistan, and they see this somehow as the president’s fault and that his policies have failed,” he says. “But give me a break here. Yeah, we’d like to see a lot more, but this is the kind of thing that’s happening throughout the Islamic world.”

2 Responses to “Group Says Rahman One of Thousands Awaiting Death Sentence for Accepting Christ”

  1. beth says:

    Islam cannot prove you wrong on this one. There is nothing peaceful about the religion of Islam (even though you couldnt prove it by some of our leaders 1.e Condi Rice). I believe that the reason no one can wake up and smell the coffee on the issue of Islam is that satan (dont forget he is the prince of this world) is preparing us for the appearance of the antichrist. The idea of the peaceful muslim is another way that satan is pushing his agenda on us and many of us are buying in to it. What I mean is that any fool can see that Islam is anything but peaceful (just turn on the nightly news and you can watch them parading around like mademen looking for someone to kill in the name of Islam)- they are killers, but even though we know that, we are constantly brainwashed by the media and government to believe that they are a peaceful people – so what do we do? The majority believe it. What better way for the antichrist to further his agenda than to be able to make people believe something that is obviously untrue. That is how satan works – he is a liar and can make even the most blatant lies seem like truth.

  2. Right on target again, Beth. I guess onething we can take comfort in is that in the end, Satan looses.
    It also gets me that the islamist lie so badly. I’ve often said they lie when the truth would sound better. How anyone can believe them or think they are creditable is just beyond me. You are so right that Satan is just deceiving people right and left about this.

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