Afghan Court Dismisses Case vs. Alleged Christian Convert
KABUL, Afghanistan — A court on Sunday dismissed the case against an Afghan man facing possible execution for converting from Islam to Christianity, officials said, paving the way for his release.
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However, in a bizzare move it appears that the 9th circuit court of appeals is preparing to take up this case under the "we make up rules as we go along" clause of the United States Constitution.
"We absolutely have jurisdiction in this case" said Chief Judge Mary Schroeder. "This matter will come before the court."
It is widely believed that the appellate court will rule against the Afghan man and sentence him to death in a California prison. One legal expert for the media said, "Clearly you can't have a Christian in the middle of a Muslim country, it's just not multicultural."
"Not only should he be sentenced to death for being a Christian, he should also be charged with various hate crimes for talking about his beliefs in public" according to Roey Thorpe of Basic Rights Oregon. "Until people learn to be tolerant we will continue to prosecute them."
However, not everyone agrees. "What are they talking about?" asked one San Fransisco resident. "What has happened to my country?"
Clearly a divisive issue, we can only hope that Republicans will be bi-partisan enough to not stand in the way of justice.