Abdul Rahman Is Seeking Asylum

27 03 2006

Just in via AP!!

An Afghan man who faced the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity has appealed for asylum in another country, the United Nations said Monday. U.N. spokesman Adrian Edwards said the world body was working with the Afghan government to meet the request by Abdul Rahman, 41.

“Mr. Rahman has asked for asylum outside Afghanistan,” Edwards said. “We expect this will be provided by one of the countries interested in a peaceful solution to this case.”

America was founded on the cornerstone of religious freedom, the premise of being able to choose your religion. We should be the first to bat for this man.

A big hat tip to Michelle Malkin who has been all over this important issue and says, “We, a nation whose founders embraced religious freedom as the “first liberty,” should be first in line to offer Abdul Rahman a safe haven.”

This Reuters report suggests that our State Department is not jumping in line first.

“He will be released,” State Department spokesman Sean McCormack told reporters. “I understand now that the details of his release and any potential onward travel are being handled as a private matter.”

They didn’t do much to help Jack Bauer either.

Others who’d like us to offer asylum: Stop The ACLU, Wizbang

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