Sunday, March 26, 2006
ROME (Reuters) - An Afghan man who faces a possible death sentence for converting from Islam to Christianity has told an Italian newspaper he is ready to die for his new faith.Words of a madman? I don't think so.
Rahman said he would defend himself in court as no lawyer would want to. He also said he did not want to leave Afghanistan, a possible option if he is allowed to go free.
When asked if he would go abroad, he said: "Perhaps, but if I flee again that would mean my country hasn't changed. It would mean that they have won, our enemies. Without human rights, without respect for all religions, the Taliban have won."
Now that's a true "martydom operation" he's talking about. I dream of the day when the Muslim martyr is someone who is ready to die for his religion like this guy and not the one who died in an Israeli mall or cafe while taking other lives with him.