A member of Afghanistan’s parliament has suggested that anyone who converts from Islam to Christianity should be executed in order to stop the rapid growth of Christianity among Afghans. The declaration by Nazir Ahmad Hanafi is the latest in a series of anti-Christian statements by Afghan public officials. An Afghan news service quoted Mr. Hanafi as saying, “Numerous Afghans have become Christians in India. This is an offense to Islamic laws, and according to the Quran, they need to be executed.”An Afghan pastor in India said the number of Christian converts in Afghanistan began to grow as the United States’ presence increased after the fall of the Taliban in late 2001. As the region stabilized, Christian converts from Islam began fleeing Afghanistan in 2005, fearful of a Muslim-ruled government and society. In May 2009, after a Kabul-based TV station aired video showing the faces of converts at secret Afghan churches, about 100 Christian converts fled to India. In 2010, a member of parliament (not involved in the recent declaration) called for the execution of Christians. “The Afghans who appeared in this video should be publicly executed,’’ said Abdul Sattar Khawasi. “The House should order the attorney general and the N.D.S. [National Directorate of Security] to arrest these Afghans and execute them.”from: http://www.persecution.com/public/newsroom.aspx?story_ID=NjE1
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
I pray God will give brethren wisdom about where to flee as needed. Praise God that His light has shown into that dark country and the Gospel has born fruit. Lord, send more workers to the Harvest.