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Said Musa Freed! (Christian convert in Afghanistan released from prison:
FoxNews.com ^ | February 23, 2011 | Diane Macedo

Posted on 02/24/2011 7:38:20 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o

Pressure is mounting for the release of an Afghan Red Cross worker who was arrested last summer for converting to Christianity.

The worker, Said Musa, 46, who left Islam roughly eight years ago, was arrested in May. A father of six, he lost a leg to a land mine and was working to help other amputees when he was arrested. [Musa has been] threatened with death if he does not renounce his faith.

"Since his arrest, Mr. Musa has experienced beatings, sexual assault and sleep deprivation. Our current administration appropriately condemned this kind of treatment of our own terror suspects," Richard Land, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, wrote in a letter to President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday. ... Denny Burk of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, [and] John Piper at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minn., appealed Sunday to Obama via Twitter to "persuade the Afghan govt. not to execute our brother Said Musa."

Rick Warren...tweeted to his nearly 250,000 followers, "Media CLAIM to champion free speech but if they really did, they'd report these stories everyday." ...

It's a "very sensitive time," said Mark Helmke, a spokesman for Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., who has been working on the case. "Prosecution has been halted. Quiet release (is) hoped for soon. … Our embassy is doing a good job to resolve this important human rights matter."

... Jeff King, president of the International Christian Concern, which has been working on the case from its inception, [noted] "There are numerous encouraging recent developments that should shortly come to light. Until these events are made public, it is counterproductive to talk about them openly," he said. "Regardless, we need to remain vigilant until he is released. Public pressure needs to remain high."

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; apostasy; islam; persecution; tryanny
At the facebook page -We are all Said Musa there are some ideas:


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1 posted on 02/24/2011 7:38:25 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o
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To: Dog; Straight Vermonter; ovrtaxt; SandRat; knighthawk; LibertyRocks; Gucho; Sam Hill; ...

Please ping this far and wide, if you get a chance. This guy needs some advocates. Thanks.


2 posted on 02/24/2011 8:11:16 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("In Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." Romans 12:5)
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To: Marine_Uncle; Incorrigible; heartwood; tubebender; Honorary Serb; TSgt; TXnMA; ...

Could you send ONE e-mail for a brave and good man who is in a heck of a lot of danger?


3 posted on 02/24/2011 9:09:14 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle." - Philo of Alexandria)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

http://www.persecution.org/2011/02/24/imprisoned-afghan-christian-released-from-prison/

This says he has been freed.


4 posted on 02/24/2011 11:00:25 AM PST by wordsofearnest (Evan Bayh gave Indiana a twofer.)
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To: wordsofearnest; Admin Moderator
Bless you, and thanks be to God! I'm going to ask the Admin Moderator if I can change the headline and post the good news.

Admin Morderator: can we change this headline to: Said Musa Freed! (Christian convert in Afghanistan released from prison: details at #5)

Imprisoned Afghan Christian Released from Prison; One Christian Convert Still Behind Bars

Washington, D.C. (February 24, 2011) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Said Musa, an Afghan Christian who was arrested in May and threatened with execution for his conversion to Christianity, was released from prison last week after aggressive international diplomacy engaged Afghanistan’s government.

In a letter dated February 13, Said Musa described a visit by representatives of the U.S. and Italian Embassies offering him asylum. According to the letter, after the foreign representatives left the room, Musa was visited by three Afghan officials who told him that he would be released within twenty-four hours if he wrote a statement declaring that he regretted his conversion to Christianity. “I laughed and replied, ‘I can’t deny my Savior’s name,’” Musa wrote. “Because my life is just service to Jesus Christ and my death is going to heaven [where] Jesus Christ is. I am a hundred percent ready to die. They pushed me much and much. I refused their demands.” Musa was then transferred back to his prison cell.

Still, ICC sources in Afghanistan remained hopeful that the release would occur soon. The call came on February 21 from an official from the U.S. Embassy in Kabul confirming that Said Musa was released and safely out of the country.

“I’m so thankful to the Lord that he is free and know it was a concerted effort on the part of so many people,” said an ICC representative in Kabul. “The Lord has allowed us to take part in this momentous event and I praise Him that it has ended with the freedom of Said Musa. Through Said’s letters, he spoke publicly to the world a powerful testimony of his faith and perseverance.”

However, Shoaib Assadullah, an Afghan Christian who was arrested for giving a Bible to a man who later reported him to authorities, remains behind bars. Assadullah currently faces the same charges for apostasy that Musa was rescued from. In a letter dated February 17, and smuggled out of Qasre Shahi prison in Mazar-e-Sharif, Assadullah expressed fears that his execution is imminent. “The court’s decision is most definitely going to be the death penalty for me, because the prosecutor has accused me under the Clause 139 of the criminal code which says, ‘If the crime is not cited in the criminal code, then the case has to be referred to Islamic Sharia law,’” he wrote.

Aidan Clay, ICC Regional Manager for the Middle East, said, “We cannot be more thrilled about Said Musa’s release. It has been encouraging to see the international community, including churches, reporters and government officials in Europe and North America, work together for the common goal of freeing Said. Many sleepless nights, prayers and tears have paid off. However, the battle has not yet been won. Shoaib Assadullah is still imprisoned in northern Afghanistan and fears the death penalty. We still have a long road ahead before we witness religious freedom in Afghanistan. We must remain vigilant and keep the public and diplomatic pressure alive by continuing to shout with one voice for Shoaib Assadullah until together, we can also celebrate his release.”

From:
http://www.persecution.org/2011/02/24/imprisoned-afghan-christian-released-from-prison/

5 posted on 02/24/2011 11:36:08 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle." - Philo of Alexandria)
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To: don-o

Wow! Thanks be to God!


6 posted on 02/24/2011 12:47:58 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("In Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." Romans 12:5)
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To: Judith Anne

ping


7 posted on 02/24/2011 1:21:24 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory; and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: don-o; CondorFlight; skeeter; RC2; cripplecreek; TruthConquers; magslinger; Gene Eric; khnyny; ...
Read it here:

http://tinyurl.com/Said-Musa-Released

If I have double-pinged anybody, please forgive me. I am just so grateful to everybody who prayed or worked for this brave, good man's release.

Thank you Jesus! Thank you everyone!

8 posted on 02/24/2011 1:40:15 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("In Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." Romans 12:5)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

This is wonderful news thank you for all you did to get the word out.


9 posted on 02/24/2011 1:43:46 PM PST by FromLori (FromLori">)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

BTTT


10 posted on 02/24/2011 1:45:05 PM PST by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Hallelujah!

My understanding is that he must leave the country.

He cannot stay in the new “democracy” we have shed our most precious blood and treasure for.


11 posted on 02/24/2011 1:50:06 PM PST by eleni121 (MY HERO GREGORY THE V - a living saint hanged and dragged by the ungodly muslims and their allies)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Hopefully we shall see the U.S. Embassy in Kabul along with all the NGO and Church groups (other), that worked toward getting Said Musa freed, now be able to perform a similar successful operation in freeing Shoaib Assadullah.

12 posted on 02/24/2011 2:00:56 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Thanks be to God! ... Now, we need to get him (and his entire family) out of there so some self-righteous mooselimb doesn’t murder him in service to the demon god allah.


13 posted on 02/24/2011 2:06:05 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN

His family is in Pakistan, having taken refuge there. I hope he can join them immediately.


14 posted on 02/24/2011 2:11:13 PM PST by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: Marine_Uncle

prayers continue for Shoaib Assadullah.


15 posted on 02/24/2011 2:12:04 PM PST by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Good job there Mrs. D!

Prayers were answered. ;)


16 posted on 02/24/2011 2:13:01 PM PST by SouthTexas (Is it time for tea yet?)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I guesss “Happyu Moses” really is happy today.

The power of prayer and faith in Christ continues to amaze.

(I credit prayer of believers with helping me beat 4th stage cancer twice.)


17 posted on 02/24/2011 2:28:55 PM PST by Scanian
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Prayer works... and yes, Thanks you, Jesus.


18 posted on 02/24/2011 2:29:09 PM PST by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - It's only uncivil when someone on the right does it.- Laz)
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To: Judith Anne

The best course of action. Let HIM laden the hearts of those that are in a position to make a difference, to do so.


19 posted on 02/24/2011 4:04:48 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Thank You, Lord, for our new brother in Afghanistan, and for protecting him from those who do not truly know You.

Be with him, Father, until he is reunited with his family, and keep them all safe from evil.

Let others follow his path, knowing that, although it is a dangerous one, it is the only true path to Your glory. Let all Christians know that we may one day be called upon to declare our faith in You.

You, Jesus, are the Way, the Truth and the Life.

Amen!


20 posted on 02/24/2011 4:22:56 PM PST by wizr (Keep the Faith! Even when it gets tough! Nothing else will do.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

That is awesome news! Send an email to The White House to thank the President.


21 posted on 02/24/2011 11:05:33 PM PST by Judges Gone Wild (Who are these uncircumcised to oppose the armies of the Living God?)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

he should get his tail out of that country, pronto.


22 posted on 02/25/2011 6:47:21 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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