Afghan faces death penalty for converting to Christianity
Catholic World News - February 10, 2011
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and the head of NATO are calling upon the Afghan government to release Musa Sayed, an ex-Muslim Red Cross worker who faces the death penalty for converting to Christianity. Sayed says he has suffered severe mistreatment in his Kabul jail.
The nation’s constitution forbids conversions from Islam. Afghan justice department official Jamal Khan says that “the sentence for a convert is death and there is no exception” and that converts from Islam “must be sentenced to death to serve as a lesson for others.”
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Posted by: impossible -
Feb. 10, 2011 11:37 PM ET USA
Given the contents of the Koran and the behavior of those who embrace it, how can they claim that Islam is a peaceful religion? Tell that to the Christians whose family members around the globe have been murdered. How can Catholic leaders refer to the heretical fiction (Koran) as the "Holy Koran?" To the extent that there are good Muslims, they must be totally ignorant of what the Koran provides.