Afghan Christians detained as politician calls for converts’ execution
Catholic World News - June 28, 2010
Afghan authorities have detained over 20 of the nation’s Christians after Abdul Sattar Khawasi, a deputy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s National Assembly, called for the execution of converts to Christianity. Khawasi’s comments followed the broadcast of adult baptisms on Afghan television.
99% of the nation’s 33.6 million people are Muslim (80% are Sunni, 19% Shi’a).
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