In a civilized world…

March 22, 2006 § 4 Comments

Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.
– Hebrews 13:3

Thanks to rachelute for this one…

Check out this article.

Summary: Abdul Rahman, a Christian in Afghanistan, has been imprisoned and is possibly about to be sentenced to death for converting from Islam. A judge is ruling on it, and he sounds none too sympathetic. “In this country, we have [a] perfect constitution. It is Islamic law and it is illegal to be a Christian and it should be punished…”

Nice. Now where are the human rights activists? Where are the hordes of people screaming for civil liberties and religious freedom? And where are the articles on the other thousands of Christians across the globe–not only in Afghanistan– who daily endure torture, imprisonment and even death for their faith?

Weep for your brothers and sisters in chains. Pray for their release, and never assume that it won’t ever be you.

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§ 4 Responses to In a civilized world…

  • frodo_esque says:

    Religious oppression of any kind is absolutely unacceptable–and this is just one instance that it has drawn the line. We should stand for all our brothers and sisters–beyond the lines of religion and fight for their right to believe in whatever they want.

  • welshwolf says:

    Fundamentalism of any kind is reprehensible, incompatible with human and civil rights, and any persons that do not rail against those that persecute others for their faith are just as evil as those that perpetrate the persecution.

  • eric_hinkle says:

    I cannot verify, but I’ve heard that the Kabul government is trying to find a way to deal with this and get the law off the books.
    Of course, I don’t know why they just don’t say “It’s an idiotic law, and we declare it illegal by fiat”, unless they’re worried about setting a bad precedent (i.e., that the govt can play games with the law whenever it wants.).

  • starbiter says:

    I hear you loud and clear. Just keep praying for these people, that God’s will be done. Let their lives bring glory to God. He didn’t bring them this far just to abandon them.

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