Afghan Christian May Escape Death Penalty
Although the Afghan constitution now proclaims religious liberty, Rahman has been charged under Sharia, which carries the force of law in the country. As a result, you can be "born" a Christian or a Jew and "freely" practice your religion in Afghanistan, but if you are Muslim it is a death penalty offense to convert to another faith. According to World Net Daily, "While Afghan prosecutors, amid political pressure, apparently are trying to find a face-saving way to drop their case against a convert from Islam by calling him 'mad,' sources close to Abdul Rahman say that despite suffering bouts of depression, he has a strong, genuine faith in Jesus Christ." Read the entire story here.