facing death for confessing christ as lord and savior

 

here is a link to the story being ignored by most of the american media. a christian in afghanistan (where we are spending millions of dollars & fighting for “freedom & democracy”) has been imprisoned and is facing execution for converting to christianity.

 

read the whole story here

some quotes:

Musa was one of about 25 Christians arrested on May 31, 2010, after a May 27 Noorin TV program showed video of a worship service held by indigenous Afghan Christians; he was arrested as he attempted to seek asylum at the German embassy. He converted to Christianity eight years ago, is the father of six young children, had a leg amputated after he stepped on a landmine while serving in the Afghan Army, and now has a prosthetic leg. His oldest child is eight and one is disabled (she cannot speak). He worked for the Red Cross/Red Crescent as an adviser to other amputees.

He was forced to appear before a judge without any legal counsel and without knowledge of the charges against him. “Nobody [wanted to be my] defender before the court. When I said ‘I am a Christian man,’ he [a potential lawyer] immediately spat on me and abused me and mocked me. . . . I am alone between 400 [people with] terrible values in the jail, like a sheep.” He has been beaten, mocked, and subjected to sleep deprivation and sexual abuse while in prison. No Afghan lawyer will defend him and authorities denied him access to a foreign lawyer.

He has not, in fact, even appealed to be released, only to be transferred to another prison. He has also stated that he is willing to give his life for his faith. “Please, please you should transfer me from this jail to a jail that supervises the believers. . . . I also agree . . . to sacrifice my life in public [where] I will tell [about my] faith in Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, [so] other believers will take courage and be strong in their faith.”

it is nothing short of an outrage that our media saturated society, who went berzerk over a pastor who said he was going to burn a book, has virtually ignored this story. threatening to burn a book got the president’s attention. threatening to kill a man because of his religious belief has been met with silence from the president. [you can call the president now at 202-456-1111, ask him to speak out against execution of said musa for his faith]

let us pray for said, his family, and other believers in afghanistan. may the lord be glorified in this situation- whether in his release and the furthering of his testimony, or by his death in which he proclaims “to live is christ, but to die is gain”

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