March 27, 2006

BREAKING: Abdul Rahman Seeks Asylum

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - An Afghan man who faced the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity has appealed for asylum in another country, the United Nations said Monday. U.N. spokesman Adrian Edwards said the world body was working with the Afghan government to meet the request by Abdul Rahman, 41.

"Mr. Rahman has asked for asylum outside Afghanistan," Edwards said. "We expect this will be provided by one of the countries interested in a peaceful solution to this case."

Will Yale take him?

You have to love this AP photo and caption.

"An old man prays outside a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, March 27, 2006. Hundreds of people protested in a northern Afghan city Monday against a decision to free a man who faced a possible death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity, officials said."

Lynch mob seethes, old man prays.

Or this one:

Not to be outdone:


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