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Abdul Rahman - Christian ? Muslim ? Execution ?

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Submitted by Innocent, Non Muslim (United States), Mar 26, 2006 at 22:44

How well the following case does represent "Peaceful Islam" ?
Is it true ? or may be is it just another Judeo-Christian conspiracy ?

Do Muslims in this forum condemn Abdul Rahman for him being unfaithful to Islam,
or else ? Do you support his execution ?

This case was largely discussed in the RadioFree Europe, as follows:

PRAGUE, March 21, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Some 15 years ago, Abdul Rahman made a decision that may now cost him his life.
Wwhile working for an international Christian aid organization helping Afghan refugees in Pakistan, he abandoned Islam and became a Christian.
On his return to Afghanistan from Germany in 2002, 41-year-old Abdul Rahman told his relatives about his faith.
And it is they who reportedly denounced him to authorities in February. When police arrived to arrest and charge him with rejecting Islam, they found him carrying a Bible.

During a court appearance on March 16, Abdul Rahman admitted that he converted from Islam to Christianity -- and, under Afghanistan's Islamic Sharia law, he could now be executed for apostasy.

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