Theodore's World: Abdul Rahman Might Be A Man Without A Country

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March 28, 2006

Abdul Rahman Might Be A Man Without A Country

Afghan Christian Seeking Asylum

Afghan Who Had Faced Death for Becoming a Christian Seeking Asylum Outside Country, U.N. Says

KABUL, Afghanistan Mar 27, 2006 (AP)— An Afghan man who faced the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity has appealed for asylum in another country, the United Nations said Monday. U.N. spokesman Adrian Edwards said the world body was working with the Afghan government to meet the request by Abdul Rahman, 41.

"Mr. Rahman has asked for asylum outside Afghanistan," Edwards said. "We expect this will be provided by one of the countries interested in a peaceful solution to this case."

Afghans rally during a demonstration in the northern city of Mazar-i-Shariff, Afghanistan March 27, 2006. In the first protest over the case of Afghan man, Abdur Rahman who converted from Islam to Christianity, several hundred people led by clerics demonstrated in Mazar-i-Shariff, demanding Rahman be tried under Islamic law. REUTERS/Tahir Qadiry

Afghans protest dismissal of case against Christian convert as officials consider his release

Hundreds of people protested in Afghanistan on Monday against a court's decision to drop a case against a man who converted from Islam to Christianity, while an official said discussions were underway to determine when he would be released.

Officials said the case was dropped Sunday partially because of concerns that Abdul Rahman is mentally unfit to face trial. The move also followed strong pressure from Western governments.

Prosecutors have said they want doctors to examine Rahman, but they have not confirmed that he would be released. Prosecutor Sarinwal Zamari said state attorneys were working on the case Monday and an announcement would be made later in the day.

Wild Thing's comment......

I have a question about this. Because it is a good thing they declared he can live and not be killed from the court, but will that mean now that Islam will shove in our face that THEY are the true tolerant ones? Think about it because we know they are not. This decision I think was made because the world was watching more then because they are tolerant. Just a thought anyway.

Posted by Wild Thing at March 28, 2006 12:27 AM

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Islam is the religion of peace u lie and will one day learn. your baby killing occupiers need to leave our land.

Posted by: Azi at March 28, 2006 01:39 AM


So peaceful that your Islamic friends kill your own wih IED's and suicide attacks?

So peaceful that it is ok for men of Islam to gang rape women and girls of Islam?

I think not.

Posted by: RightToCarry at March 28, 2006 05:08 AM

Azi, The Spawn of a Thousand and One Whores:

I am not liking such words from strange boy with hair on palms, bad breath and mother like oasis rat. May Allah (police be upon him) infest your miserable body with ten more million fleas, may your ears droop from your burnoose. Your sister will have your babies on the back of your Toyota pickup, and Allah (police be upon him) will not give you $500 allowance on your push-pull-or-tow trade-in. Curses be on your herd forever. Eat dog.

Posted by: Rhod at March 28, 2006 08:04 AM

Azi,Islam is not for me camel breath.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 28, 2006 09:00 AM

Blow up Azi!

Posted by: TomR at March 28, 2006 10:09 AM

Just dodging the case. What other options were there?

Find him guilty: The rest of the world hates Afganistan and Islam.
Find him innocent: Riots in the streets, fatwas issued on the judge.
Declare him insane: The rest of the world still doesn't like Afganistan or Islam, but not to the same extent. The rioters stand around looking for an excuse for a while, then get bored and go home.

Finding him innocent was never really an option. Governments only exist so long as people believe they do. If the Afgans didn't percieve their government as representing their values, then the situation in Iraq would look peaceful.

Posted by: Suricou Raven at March 28, 2006 10:50 AM

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