Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Italy Offers Asylum to Abdul Rahman
Breitbart reported: Premier Silvio Berlusconi said, "I say that we are very glad to be able to welcome someone who has been so courageous," speaking of Abdul Rahman, the Afghan Christian who faced death for converting from Islam.
Abdul was released from the high-security Policharki prison on Monday after the court dropped charges against him due to 'lack of evidence and suspected mental illness.'
The jailing of Rahman caused Pope Benedict XVI to appeal to Afghan leader Karzai for his release, and Italy, which has close ties with Afghanistan, (former Afghan king, Mohammed Zaher Shah), was allowed to live in exile in Rome for 30 years.
Hopefully the high-profile of Abdul's case will raise awareness to the hundreds of other Christians that are persecuted, tortured and even killed for their faith around the world. Bloggers can play a big part in this.