Update: “I got confirmation today that he is out of the country,” Aidan Clay, International Christian Concern’s, told The Christian Post Thursday
Said Musa, the Afghan Christian who was facing the death sentence for converting from Islam, has been released from the prison in Kabul. But others remain in Prison. Here is an updated post I did: Christian converts remain in prison
More here at: Christian Post about Said Musa.
Here is a moving post from American Spectator that asks the question: Why are our soldiers dying? Said Musa is soon to be hanged for converting to Christianity in Afghanistan. Included in the story, is Said’s written letter asking us for help.
We hear little if anything about the wars we wage. A few stories about Said Musa have trickled out over the last few months, mainly by bloggers.
I make sure I visit Fallen Warriors on our blogroll every day,which lists the recently killed military men and women. I want to keep these faces fresh in my mind. These are the ones who were willing to give it all for a better Afghanistan. It gives me energy to keep writing our little blog in hopes it may make a difference. I search for the stories that have not yet, or should be making the headlines. This was one.
Do follow the embedded “Published” link and read his letter.
What are we doing allying in war with these barbarians? What evidence have they given us that they are actually a better government than the Taliban would be? How does propping them up as a government in Afghanistan, even if we win the war there, benefit us or humanity?
It has recently been reported from Afghanistan that a one-legged Afghan Red Cross worker and physiotherapist, Said Musa, 45, is shortly to be hanged by the government, or what passes for the government, for having converted to Christianity.
No defense lawyer will represent him. Some were reported to have dropped the case after receiving death threats. He has been held for about eight months in Kabul prison and reportedly tortured.
He was arrested last May while trying to find sanctuary in the German Embassy following renewed waves of persecution of Christians. He is said to have been offered a reprieve if he denied Christianity but has refused to do this. All this has been known in the West for some time.
The case raises several points. First, where are the protests from that oft-referred-to force, the moderate Muslims?
Second, where are the protests from secular humanists?
Third, where are the protests from the major Christian church leaders? The likes of the caprine Archbishop of Canterbury, for example, or the World Council of Churches, generally more than ready to jump on any trendy political bandwagon?
The Said Musa case has drawn some protests from some evangelical Christian groups. One group has published an extremely moving and courageous letter from Said Musa on the Internet. Yet for the most part the matter has been observed, like innumerable other recent cases of the persecution of Christians, with reactions ranging from rabbit-in-the-headlights paralysis to indifference.
Full story here at: American Spectator