Asylum for an Ex-Muslim
Mar 28, 2006
Several Muslim clerics had threatened to incite Afghans to kill Rahman if he was freed, saying that he was clearly guilty of apostasy and deserved to die.
U.N. spokesman Adrian Edwards said Rahman had sought asylum "outside Afghanistan." No country had yet offered that asylum, said an official familiar with the case who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Will Canada step up?
The only problem is...how many muslims will be encoraged by this to claim to have embraced christianity just so they can get the hell out of Afghanistan? As much as I think this man deserves both our respect and our protection, I'm a bit worried about what the consequences may be if we offer him assylum.
Posted by: Alex | Mar 28, 2006 at 08:12 PM
That's a true risk with asylum. Western immigration officials will have to weed out the liars from the apostates.
Posted by: Isaac Schrödinger | Mar 28, 2006 at 08:21 PM