Christian convert in Afghanistan faces the death penalty for apostasy
Lee Jay Walker
The Modern Tokyo Times
Despite the vast numbers of international military forces in Afghanistan and huge economic support from Western nations, it is still a crime to leave the religion of Islam in Afghanistan. Therefore, International Christian Concern (ICC) is trying to raise the awareness of this brutal reality and for Shoaib Assadullah he faces the threat of death or twenty years in prison within the following week.
It is abundantly clear that Afghanistan is not democratic and religious freedom and female emancipation is a million miles away. In fact, it sometimes appears that the Taliban is still in power because little is being done to stop Islamic barbarity and people clearly reside in fear.
Therefore, Afghanistan is a clear failure and Islamic clerics, political leaders, the judiciary, and ordinary Muslims, support Islamic Sharia law and killing apostates and other draconian laws. Given this, then what was all the Western aid spent on and how can you have a democratic and plural society when the rule of law is based on Islam?
Shoaib Assadullah is the reality of this failed policy because while Japan and Germany were forced to change after World War Two, it is clear that Islamic fascism is being given a free reign in Afghanistan. Therefore, tax-payers money in the West is being spent on supporting a judicial system which supports killing converts to Christianity or any other non-Muslim faith in Afghanistan.
It is clear madness on the part of Western nations because it is obvious that Islam is the problem in Afghanistan and the power of Islam within the institutions of this nation needs to be eliminated and a secular based society must be encouraged. After all, is it good enough to say that the people of Afghanistan do not deserve freedom and that Western nations must not encroach on the religion of Islam?
Therefore, for the “do nothing camp” they are supporting women being shackled by male Islamic leaders and for converts to Christianity to be killed by the Islamic sword. Let us not shy away from the reality of Islam in Afghanistan because it turned this once Buddhist/Hindu dominated nation into yet another “Islamic year zero” and for many Islamic leaders they even fear female education being equal with that of men.
Is it good enough to say that apostates, women, and homosexuals should be controlled by the sword of Islam and that the next generation in Afghanistan should continue to be victimized by the reality of Islam in this nation?
If you are concerned about human rights, the dignity of humanity, religious freedom, and for the shackles to be lifted then it is vital that people show their support for Shoaib Assadullah and others like him. After all, if Shoaib Assadullah is allowed to be killed or put in prison for a very long time, then he of course is the “real victim” but when we look at the bigger picture the world is also a victim.
It is a case of “light” versus “Islamic tyranny” and Islamic fascism in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, the Maldives, Yemen, and other Islamic based societies where apostates face the death penalty, should shame all nations which tolerate this in the modern world. What is the excuse?
ICC state that Shoaib Assadullah faces one week to renounce his faith. If he does not, then he faces the death penalty and of course this was sanctioned by Mohammed and this should shame political and religious leaders who state that Islam means peace because it is obvious that the Islamic faith is based on violence and coercion.
Religious pluralism, liberty, and freedom does not enter the Islamic equation but stoning people to death, killing apostates, cross amputation, and so forth, does enter the reality of Islam. This reality is devouring innocent non-Muslims and apostates in many nations. If the world remains silent then Shoaib Assadullah will become yet another victim. Therefore, how can silence be “just” and how can the status quo be “excused” when killing in the name of Allah is sanctioned by the legal system of Islamic Sharia law?
Aidan Clay, ICC Regional Manager for the Middle East, said, “Shoaib Assadullah may be given a death sentence as early as tomorrow if the international community does not act quickly. If Assadullah is executed, his death will signify the failure of the United States and her allies to liberate Afghanistan from the radical ideals of the Taliban after investing millions of dollars to reform the country’s judicial system. We urge the international community to demand the immediate release of Assadullah and to hold Afghanistan accountable to its commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”
Therefore, it is up to individuals to campaign and support people like Shoaib Assadullah because he is on the frontline but the frontline will spread to other nations if it is not stopped in the Islamic world. Indeed, many Islamists in the West and ordinary Muslims also support killing apostates and it is clear that the “liberal approach” is not working.
Also, Christian religious leaders have an obligation to inform people about the brutal reality of Islamic Sharia law and the same applies to political leaders in the free world. After all, democracy at home is not based on human rights and until the reality of Islamic Sharia law is challenged, alongside political Islam and stealth jihad, then the world will be held to ransom by the forces of Islamic fascism.
If Shoaib Assadullah is killed or put in prison for a long time then this will be yet another dark day and the forces of darkness will see this to be yet another victory over humanity.
After all, Saudi Arabia and other Islamic nations and organizations are spreading the Islamic faith to non-Muslim nations but of course not one single Christian church or Buddhist temple is allowed in the land of Mecca and Medina. It is clear that Islamists and nations like Saudi Arabia are dictating to the free world despite their draconian thinking which is based on the Koran, the Hadiths, and Islamic Sharia law.
Therefore, the free world needs to wake up because many followers of Islam desire to enforce the “chains of Islam” and the “sword of Islam” on both non-Muslims and apostates. Silence or caving in is not the way to respond nor should false statements about Mohammed be allowed with regards to being a man of peace.
Shoaib Assadullah is a victim because of the teachings of Islam and the hate filled laws are based on what Mohammed supported and stated. Leaders in Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia, and other Islamic Sharia law based nations, are evil because they support killing apostates. Yet the ultimate evil belongs to Mohammed because innocent people are being killed in his name and it was he who supported this brutal reality.
Lee Jay Walker
Call the Afghanistan embassy in your country to express your concern:
United States: +1 202 483 6410
Canada: +1 613 563 4223
United Kingdom: + 44 207 589 88 91/2
Germany: +49 22 825 1925
France: +33 1 45 25 05 29
Australia: +61 2 62827311 6282/6034
For interviews, contact Aidan Clay, Regional Manager for the Middle East: firstname.lastname@example.org