Sunday, March 26, 2006
Charges Dropped Against Abdul Rahman
The case against Abdul Rahman, the Christian put on trial in Afghanastan for converting from Islam, has been dropped.

POLICHARKI, Afghanistan - An Afghan court has dismissed case against a man who converted from Islam to Christianity for lack of evidence, an official said Sunday.

The court, and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, had been under intense international pressure to drop the case against Abdul Rahman, who faced a possible death sentence for his public conversion.

Some Islamic clerics had called for his execution, saying Rahman would face danger from his countrymen if he were released.

This is great news for everyone who has been paying close attention to this case. Without pressure from people across the political spectrum, this man would most likely be executed.

I hope there will not be a backlash from the Islamic fundy community, but I have a feeling that it’s bound to happen, so hopefully all involved are prepared.


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