Abdul Rahman Safe, Location Unconfirmed

29 03 2006

Earlier today, I linked to an AP release detailing the release of Abdul Rahman to his family.

Truth & Terrorism and Michelle Malkin report that Rahman is reportedly safe for now, but the lynch mob is still thirsting:

Abdul Rahman, released from a maximum security jail outside Kabul late Monday, was being kept at a secure location for his own protection following calls for his execution, deputy attorney general Mohammad Ishaq Aliko said.

“He is free now but he is being kept in a special place and that is only for his own security,” Aliko said. “He is under protection. The United Nations and the (Afghan) human rights commission are both aware and are involved.”

Several diplomatic sources said he was being held at the United Nations compound in the capital, but the world body would not confirm this.

An official said authorities were bracing for more protests after about 200 people demonstrated in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif Monday demanding Rahman’s execution in accordance with Sharia Islamic law.

No demonstrations were reported Tuesday but Afghans continued to demand that he be tried according to Sharia law, which says he should be sentenced to death unless he reverts to Islam.

“If the government forgives him, the people will not. The people will kill him,” said tribal elder Shah Baran in the eastern province of Zabul…

What is this Sharia law anyway? Is it still applicable with the new democratic government that the U.S. helped set up in Afghanistan? Seems to me that the government would just as soon buckle under pressure from the mob and hand his location over to satisfy them now. Sound familiar?

We certainly hope not, but I am amazed at this man’s faith and, from reading other blogs, I believe he has caused many Christians, myself included, to re-evaluate our faith.

More to follow.

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