Again and again there is evidence that Muslim claims that Islam is a religion of peace are dubious at best and downright deceitful at worst. In Afghanistan—according to Western media no longer under the rule of the wicked “Taliban”—a Christian brother is on trial for his faith. His name is Abdul Rahman and he was converted sixteen years ago. He has now been put on trial and some of the star witnesses against him are his own family. Remember Mark 13:12.
The Trial judge Ansarullah Mawlazezadah told the BBC that Rahman, 41, would be asked to reconsider his conversion. He said, “We will invite him again because the religion of Islam is one of tolerance. We will ask him if he has changed his mind. If so we will forgive him,” the judge told the BBC on Monday.
According to a report in the Detroit Free Press, the prosecutor, Abdul Wasi, said he had offered to drop the charges if Rahman converted back to Islam, but Rahman refused.
“He would have been forgiven if he changed back. But he said he was a Christian and would always remain one,” Wasi said. “We are Muslims and becoming a Christian is against our laws. He must get the death penalty.”
This is an example of Islamic “tolerance” and “forgiveness”? I wouldn’t like to see what they do to their enemies!
These Muslim clerics should read some of our Baptist forebears to see what real tolerance is about. They could start with Roger Williams, for example. It was Williams who once reported that that quintessential Puritan Oliver Cromwell once maintained in a public discussion “that he had rather that Mahumetanism [i.e. Islam] were permittted amongst us, than that one of God’s children should be persecuted.” How different is the faith of the crucified Jesus than this so-called “religion…of tolerance.”
Brothers and sisters, remember those who are in prison, as if in prison with them (Hebrews 13:2)!
Sources: BBC News (March 20, 2006): Afghan on trial for Christianity This BBC News report has a number of other links.
Detroit Free Press (March 20, 2006): Afghan faces death for choosing Christianity