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Afghan Man Faces Death for Apostasy

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posted on Mar, 19 2006 @ 08:51 PM
A man in Afghanistan is currently facing the possiblility of the death penalty after his family informed the authorites that he had converted from Islam to Christianity.

Fox News

During the hearing, the defendant allegedly confessed that he converted from Islam to Christianity 16 years ago when he was 25 and working as a medical aid worker for Afghan refugees in neighboring Pakistan, Mawlavezada said.

Afghanistan's constitution is based on Shariah law, which states that any Muslim who rejects their religion should be sentenced to death.

"We are not against any particular religion in the world. But in Afghanistan, this sort of thing is against the law," the judge said. "It is an attack on Islam. ... The prosecutor is asking for the death penalty."

There would probably be a lot fewer muslims in the world if there weren't laws like this that prevent people from converting to other religions.

Hopefully Afghanistan will become civilized one day and change their laws.

posted on Mar, 19 2006 @ 08:57 PM
its a sad story, and we've been discussing it today on this thread:

(submission) (news) Afghan Law: Reject Islam, You Die


posted on Mar, 19 2006 @ 09:03 PM
I missed that one as it didn't show up in my recent posts list.

posted on Mar, 21 2006 @ 03:02 AM
As noted above please post your thoughts and comments in the exisitng thread as this one will be closed

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