AfghanTimes.com March 26 from AfghanTimes.com reporter in Kabul. (Caleb of
will call on the people to pull him into pieces so there is
I am writing from Kabul City. The city of changes and of adventures.
Rahman is a great, great inspiration for me and for many
more in this land.
I was amazed and encouraged to hear his boldness on local TV. It gives me
courage that if something like this happens to me, which
might happen, I would be bold like him.
They call him that he is mad! Not surprised! He came to save her two
daughters and the situation that he was in (not being able
to take his own children) would cause any loving father some
sort of depression.
I hope that one day, we Afghans, would come to the point to say, “NO” to
more killings and destroying. We had all this since we
remember, don't we? We all know that we are a nation at war
and almost all our history is packed up with wars isn't it?
The time has come for us that we must look back and see
"what's wrong with us?" Let's look back and search ways to
overcome the fear and anger. We need to find a way or a path
to overcome this confusion and desaster.
In doing so, hopefully someday, we would gain the ability to be defeat
the evil and to believe in goodness. Yes, to trust each
other and respect each others choice of faith and to
dialogue peacefully in matters of faith just like good human
beings. To let people decide for themselves. Who we are to
decide for others? We can't decide for our own lives, can
we? We are not the people to decide if Rahman should live or
die? If he has done wrong, don't you think God has enough
power to do him a "qabz-e-ruh" – take the breath of life
from him? But God has created us will free will to choose to
worship him NOT to be forced. Enough is enough!
We Afghans thank all the donor countries who are paying to rebuild this
country which has been almost doomed. We should express the
gratitude. Let's put aside the pride and say help us out
with this case. We cannot solve this problem ourselves, can
we? We don't have any experience in a case like this, do we?
It is a very important case and this case would help us to
take a step toward a better and brighter future or back to
Talibanized country. Let's not loose this opportunity to
bring the dreams of our children to reality.
If we don't take an action now, we will regret it later on. Also this
call is to the Afghan Christians in and out of the country.
Don't miss with this opportunity God has given to you. Speak
up into this matter.
Instead of going to kill Rahman, let's look to Islam and research, where
is the problem.
Yesterday (Friday) holiday here in several popular mosques the preachers
of peace said the following sentences. Just concentrate on
what they said and your consciounce will tell you that they
are indeed filled with the evil spirits.
Listen to what Hamidullah, chief cleric at Haji Yacob Msoque said:
"He is not crazy. He went in front of the media and confessed to
being a Christian,"
He continued; "The government is scared of the international community.
But the people will kill him if he is freed."
See what you see in his words: Crazy, scared, kill ... aren't these words
Raoulf, who is a member of the country's main Islamic organization, the
Afghan Ulama Council, agreed:
"The government is playing games. The people will not be fooled."
He continued; "Cut off his head!" he exclaimed, sitting in a courtyard
outside Herati Mosque.
"We will call on the people to pull him into pieces so that
there is nothing left in his flesh."
Did you hear what was said? Hatred, yes all hatred. They call him
(Rahman) fool, cut off his head!, call people to pull him
Now I personally call this very evil words which is full have hatred and
no peace in them at all. You can't find a loving word in
The Bible says: "If you don't love, you actually don't know God because
God is love!"
Afghans, we need to sit and think about what they say.
Mirhossain Nasri, the top cleric at Hossainia Mosque, one of the largest
Shiite places of worship in Kabul, said: "Rahman must not
be allowed to leave the country. If he is allowed to live in
the West, then others will claim to be Christian so they can
too," He continued saying; "We must set an example. ... He
must be hanged."
Is it that what you call religion of peace? He wants to set an example by
hanging someone! I think Love would be the good example,
note hatred! Don't you think? What a peace! What a peace!
Oh world, come and figure this out. Where is Peter Jennings
now to backup his claims of the religion of peace?
The donor governments should know that it's a wonderful opportunity for
them to step into this matter. Of course the Mullahs will
say, “NO, don't interfere.” but hey then what is the
difference between now and three years ago (Taliban Regime)?
Don't ignore this opportunity. Stand up and talk on behalf of the
believers in Christ in this land. Don't you claim to be the
body of Christ in this world? The other issue is that this
brother, I don't think, did this to escape the country. This
is because of his love for the Lord and for this country.
Those who offer to take Christians out of the country to what they call
it, “a safer place” my advice would be, please don't promise
this. We want to have an Afghan fellowship in Afghanistan.
This promise would ruin the idea about Christianity among
Afghans. What about the rest of Christians in this land? The
blood of martyrs is the seeds of the church!
The church MUST NOT be satisfied by taking him out of the country to a
safer place. Where is the safer place? I love this brother
and I am sure GOD is working through him to bring Glory to
His name in this land. In His service, Caleb
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