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Friday, March 31, 2006

Afghan Convert Welcomed in Italy

March 31, 2006

BBC News reported that the Italian cabinet has approved Afghan Abdul Rahman’s asylum request. Rahman escaped a possible death sentence under Sharia law for converting from Islam to Christianity.

Afghan MPs required Rahman to remain in Afghanistan; but The Toronto Sun reported Friday that he has arrived at a secret location in Italy.

Some Afghan politicians are outraged by Rahman’s release and Italy’s asylum offer. There had been an international outcry at the prospect of Mr. Rahman being executed for his religious beliefs, but Afghan legislators said the decision to release him from trial for apostasy was "contrary to the laws in place in Afghanistan.” Click here for the full story.


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