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Afghan Christians detained as politician calls for converts’ execution

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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  • Posted by: garedawg - Jun. 28, 2010 6:59 PM ET USA

    So why is our country over there fighting for this government?