Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wednesday's Voice - Afghanistan

Afghan Christian remains behind bars
(Source: International Christian Concern)

An Afghan who was arrested for his conversion to Christianity remains behind bars one month after the release of Said Musa, another convert who was quietly granted asylum in Europe after an abusive nine-month imprisonment. Shoaib Assadullah, 23, was arrested on October 21 in Mazar-e-Sharif for giving a Bible to a friend. While in prison, Assadullah described being physically abused and receiving death threats from fellow prisoners. He also fears he may face the death sentence for his conversion if he is summoned back to court. While Afghanistan's constitution upholds freedom of religion, apostasy is tried under Islamic law and is punishable by death.

In a phone conversation with a friend on March 24, Assadullah said that he will not return to Islam in exchange for his freedom, but is willing to die for his Christian faith.

Please pray for the release of Shoaib Assadullah and pray for his protection while he is in prison.

Ask the Lord to take away any fear and renew his strength.

Pray the Lord will use the testimony of this faithful Christian brother to encourage the faith of secret believers throughout the country.

2 comments:

Andi said...

Thank you for your faithfulness in sharing about Christian martyrs around the world. I praise God for their boldness in the face of oppression and danger!

Lisa said...

I too thank you for sharing these stories. I am always amazed at the courage and faith that people display in the face of life-threatening circumstances. It makes me wonder if I would be able to do the same.

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