Skip to comments.Said Musa Freed! (Christian convert in Afghanistan released from prison:
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 ...
That is awesome news! Send an email to The White House to thank the President.
he should get his tail out of that country, pronto.