The Knucklehead of the Day award
Today's winner is Abdul Wasi. He is prosecuting Abdul Rahman in Afghanistan. Mr. Rahman's crime? He was born a Muslim and converted to Christianity. Rahman could face the death penalty for this.
This is barbaric, and just another instance of why many Americans consider Muslims fanatics. What God would punish a man in this way. This is just a total perversion of religion. If you read Mr. Wasi's quote below, he believes what he is doing is just. What a crock.
For perverting both justice and the word of God, Abdul Wasi is today's Knucklehead of the day.
Hat tip- Michelle Malkin who wonders why Afghan President Hamid Karzai hasn't spoken up. I have to agree.
Some of other favorite bloggers posting on this subject- Don Singleton, Junkyard Blog, Captain's Quarters, Right in Florida,
Open Post- Jo's Cafe, Basil's Blog, Don Surber, Right Wing Nation, Bright & Early, Mark my words,
KABUL, Afghanistan, March 20 (UPI) -- An Afghan man faces the death penalty after he was charged with converting from Islam to Christianity.
Abdul Rahman, 41, was arrested last month after his family accused him of converting to Christianity, The Guardian reported Monday. He was charged with rejecting Islam, which under Shariah law is an offense deserving of the death penalty.
During a one-day hearing March 16, the defendant reportedly confessed to converting to Christianity 16 years ago. At that time he was working as a medical aid worker for an international Christian group helping Afghan refugees in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.
Judge Ansarullah Mawlavezada said he will rule on the case within two months.
"He would have been forgiven if he changed back. But he said he was a Christian and would always remain one," said the prosecutor, Abdul Wasi. "We are Muslims, and becoming a Christian is against our laws. He must get the death penalty."
Four years after the fall of the Taliban, the trial underlines the struggle between religious conservatives and reformists over the role Islam will take in Afghanistan.
Cross posted to Bullwinkle Blog
posted by The Florida Masochist at 3/20/2006 10:04:00 AM