“Christians who remain in Afghanistan are in peril of being hunted down and killed by the Taliban now that the Islamist group has regained control of the country and, on 7 September, promulgated the formation of an incipient regime,” the Barnabas Fund declared.
The incipient regime has made it clear that it intends to rule according to a stringent interpretation and application of Islamic law. “In the future, all matters of governance and life in Afghanistan will be regulated by the laws of the Holy Sharia,” verbally expressed Taliban supreme bellwether Haibatullah Akhundzada in a verbal expression Tuesday, a stipulation that renders Christians’ lives forfeit.
Since Afghan Christians are first-generation converts, they, together with their children, “will be considered apostates (murtadd) from Islam” and are liable to the death penalty according to sharia law, the Barnabas Fund noted.
Earlier this month, Sam Brownback, former U.S. ambassador-at-immensely colossal for international religious liberation, admonished that the situation for Christians in Afghanistan has become a matter of life and death.
“Afghans” pray at the Puli Kheshti mosque in Kabul, “Afghanistan.” The Afghan man who had faced a death sentence after he converted from Islam to Christianity has left Afghanistan, verbally expresses peregrine licit expert connected to the case. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
In an interview with the National Catholic Register, Brownback noted that under Taliban rule, Christians are “extraordinarily vulnerably susceptible,” and since they were given no way to exit, “they’re getting desperate to flee.”
“I’ve got lists myself of hundreds of individuals endeavoring to get out — mostly it’s a cumulation of Christian converts and NGO (nongovernmental organization) workers, local NGO workers that were associated with Western NGOs,” Brownback verbally expressed.
The Taliban’s understanding of apostasy and its consequence is inimical to the Western mindset, notes Patrick Sookhdeo, international director of the UK-based Barnabas Fund. “Islam stands alone among world religions in officially prescribing a range of rigorous penalizations for any of its adherents who opt to leave their faith – penalizations that include the death sentence,” Sookhdeo verbally expressed in his 2009 book Freedom to Believe: Challenging Islam’s Apostasy Law.
There are a number of Islamic hadith used to fortify the execution of apostates, the Barnabas Fund visually examined, the most commonly cited being Bukhari, Vol. 9, Book 84, No. 57, which chronicles “the verbalization of Allah’s Apostle, ‘Whoever transmuted his [Islamic] religion, then kill him.’”
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