March 29, 2006

Rahman Free and Safe at Last

To update Rusty’s post here we have good news. AP is reporting that Abdul is safely out of Afghanistan.

AP via Yahoo :KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan man who had faced the death penalty after converting from Islam to Christianity left Afghanistan Early Wednesday, according to a foreign legal expert closely connected to the case.

The official, who declined to be identified due to the sensitive nature of the case, said Abdul Rahman, 41, had been flown out of Afghanistan, but it was unclear to where.

Italian authorities said Wednesday that they had granted asylum to Rahman, who faced the death penalty for converting to Christianity.
The Italian authorities said Rahman could arrive in Italy as soon as Wednesday.

Now he is reported to have arrived in Italy. Good news indeed. If we work hard we may be able to gain more freedom for Christians in Muslim nations. This man is only one of many who face persecution and death.
""If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."

"No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."

- Ronald Reagan

Just as correct now as ever. Credit is also due the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict and the nation of Italy for their hard work. Also to Afghanistan for moving one step closer to freedom.

Hat Tip : memphis761 for Reagan quotes.

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