Afghans face death penalty for converting to Christianity
Right:Said-Musa-With-Amputee-Child. Right 2,3,4 Pictures of Afghan hangings.
Said Musa, a physiotherapist for the Afghan Red Cross, will be hanged in three days if he does not convert back to Islam.
He was arrested in May of 2010 after a television show broadcast a video showing some western men baptizing people in secret. He was on his way to seek asylum at the German embassy when he was seized and imprisoned.
He told a news agency he has been raped and tortured by both prisoners and his guards.
He tells of being visited by a judge who told him he would be hung in three days if he did not convert back to Islam.
BC Forums reports: An Afghan physiotherapist will be executed within three days for converting to Christianity.
Blazingcatfur comments: Our troops are fighting for the right of the Government of Afghanistan to hang Said Musa. Don’t expect much Hue and Cry from the Red Cross they actively aid the Taliban.
Ad Orientem tells us: He told the Sunday Times: “My body is theirs to do what they want with. Only God can decide if my spirit goes to hell.”
Mr. Musa has no legal representation as appointed defense lawyers have refused to defend him and other lawyers have abandoned the case after receiving death threats.
He maintains he will remain a believer in Christ and will die for his religion if necessary.
Mr. Musa lost his leg to a land mine and has been helping amputees for fifteen years for the Afghan Red Cross.
Some bloggers are saying that the Red Cross in Afghanistan will not help him or even try to talk with government officials.