Apostasy Case Raises Questions About Islamic ConstitutionsThanks goodness we liberated these people from the tyranny and oppression of the Taliban. I shudder to think what life in Afghanistan must have been like without freedom of religion.
(CNSNews.com) - The plight of an Afghan Christian facing death for converting from Islam is refocusing attention on the new, post-transition constitutions of Afghanistan and Iraq, both of which give primacy to Islamic law but also include apparent contradictions.
Abdul Rahman, 41, was arrested last month after his family alerted authorities that he was a Christian. He converted about 16 years ago, but the allegations were raised now because of a custody dispute, according to reports.
The judge hearing his case was quoted as saying Rahman could face the death penalty if he refused to return to Islam.
The U.S. government, which led the campaign to oust the fundamentalist Taliban militia and oversee a democratic transition in Afghanistan, said Monday it was watching the case closely. ...