Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Stand for True Freedom for the People of Afghanistan

**3/23 UPDATE: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has called the president of Afghanistan to express the U.S.'s concern.

You may or may not be aware of the religious persecution happening in Afghanistan. A man named Abdul Rahman is currently on trial. His "crime"? Conversion to Christianity from Islam 16 years ago. The prosecutor is pursuing the death penalty. Rahman could be freed if he would deny his conversion and claim Islam once again, but he refuses to turn his back on Christ.

The Evangelical Outpost asks:
Did American troops give their lives removing the repressive Taliban government only for us to replace it with Taliban-lite? Will we once again remain silent as a government we helped to install executes a man for his religious beliefs? "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil,” said Edmund Burke, “is that good men do nothing.” We did nothing to stop the adoption of a theocratic constitution, believing at the time it was a “necessary evil.” Will we continue to do nothing and allow evil to triumph?

World Net Daily reports today that the U.S. is "monitoring the situation."

In her latest commentary, Michelle Malkin quotes Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council: "How can we congratulate ourselves for liberating Afghanistan from the rule of jihadists only to be ruled by Islamists who kill Christians?"

Malkin has much more on this story, including contact information for the Afghan embassy and the U.S. State Department, at her blog.

Stop. Take less than five minutes right now to send President Bush an email. You can edit and send a pre-written email at the American Family Association's website (though doing so will put you on their email list).

And one more thing: pray for this man!

Will evil triumph because good men do nothing?

1 comment:

Christin said...

Amy, I heard about Rahman on NPR today. My jaw literally dropped when I heard the newscaster say the prosecutor suggested Abdul may be mentally ill. They're having him tested and if he's found "mentally unfit" than Islam will have no claim against him and he will be forgiven.
I was astounded!
I said out loud to the radio, "You don't believe there's a cause worth dieing for? The only answer is that someone must be crazy?"
Further more, isn't Abduhl capable of deciding the value of his own life? Doesn't it show the utmost sanity to be able to make such a decision?
Apparently not. Apparently, he's just crazy.