Sunday, March 26, 2006

We Must Help Abdul Rashman Now Before It Is Too Late

ABDUL RASHMAN

I thank God that the case against Abdul Rashman has been dismissed. But, the sooner he gets out of the land of bondage in Afghanistan the safer he would be. And all sane people all over the world must join hands now to help Rashman and others like him whose lives are in danger in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, China, Russia and elsewhere.

The Muslim clerics in Afghanistan have called for Rashman to be killed. And the
Muslim clerics already threatened to incite Afghans to kill Rahman if the government freed him. They said he clearly violated Islamic Shariah law by rejecting Islam.
Rahman, meanwhile, said he was fully aware of his choice and was ready to die for it, according to an interview published Sunday in an Italian newspaper La Repubblica.
"I am serene. I have full awareness of what I have chosen. If I must die, I will die," Abdul Rahman told the Rome daily, responding to questions sent to him via a human rights worker who visited him in prison.
"Somebody, a long time ago, did it for all of us," he added in a clear reference to Jesus.
Rahman also told the Italian newspaper that his family — including his ex-wife and teenage daughters — reported him to the authorities three weeks ago.
He said he made his choice to become a Christian "in small steps," after he left Afghanistan 16 years ago. He moved to Pakistan, then Germany. He tried to get a visa in Belgium.
"In Peshawar I worked for a humanitarian organization. They were Catholics," Rahman said. "I started talking to them about religion, I read the Bible, it opened my heart and my mind."
Yahoo News

4 comments:

Keshi said...

** it opened my heart and my mind."

That says it all...if he found the key to his heart in Christianity, then why cant these ignorant fools let him be?

Keshi.

Keshi said...

I saw his story on news last night and felt so sad for him...and how unfair! What do some Muslims think of themselves? That they r the ONLY ppl on Earth?

Keshi.

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

Keshi,
I am still on it.

I will explain the ironies of religious racism.

Your depth of knowledge is encouraging.

Rashman has been freed and for his safety and security, he must leave his country for a safer place where he can live and celebrate his freedom of belief.

Keshi said...

yep I saw that too...that he was released...it's good news!

Keshi.