MartiniPundit

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Abdul Rahman Saved – For the Moment

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It looks like the Afghan ‘authorities’ have blinked:

A court on Sunday dismissed the case against an Afghan man facing possible execution for converting from Islam to Christianity, officials said, paving the way for his release.

The move eased pressure from the West but raised the dilemma of protecting Abdul Rahman after his release as Islamic clerics have called for him to be killed.

One official said freedom might come as soon as Monday for Rahman, who became a Christian in the 1990s while working for an aid group in neighboring Pakistan.

Now comes the tricky part of avoiding the Islamic lynch mobs which are already forming. But let’s celebrate that for now, it’s Civilization 1, Barbarism 0.

Update I heard on the news that Rahman is looking for asylum in Germany – sounds like a smart move.

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Written by martinipundit

March 27, 2006 at 10:03 am

Posted in GWOT

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