Why We Fight, Part XXIV


Clerics insist on execution of convert

Senior Muslim clerics demanded yesterday that an Afghan man on trial for converting from Islam to Christianity be executed, warning that if the government caves in to Western pressure and frees him, they will incite people to "pull him into pieces."…

The 41-year-old former medical aid worker faces the death penalty under Afghanistan's Islamic laws for becoming a Christian….

"Rejecting Islam is insulting God. We will not allow God to be humiliated. This man must die," said cleric Abdul Raoulf, who is considered a moderate and was jailed three times for opposing the Taliban before the hard-line regime was ousted in 2001.

Whole thing here. Earlier Hit & Run mention of President Bush being "troubled" by it all here.

Where is Islam's Roger Wiliams?