It means being thrown in a jail cell and possibly sentenced to death. [media id=14881]-WMP [media id=14882]-QT (transcript) Jack: Wolf, things are
March 22, 2006

It means being thrown in a jail cell and possibly sentenced to death.
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Jack: Wolf, things are going real well since we brought democracy to Afghanistan. An Afghan man who converted from Islam to Christianity has been thrown in jail and could be executed under Afghanistan's constitution, which is based on Islamic law.

BLITZER: This is pretty outrageous, if someone wants to convert from one religion to another religion that's a death sentence in Afghanistan under the sharia, under Islamic law? Is that why U.S. troops went to liberate Afghanistan from the Taliban?

georgia10 has much more with updates.

"Abdul Rahman, as you know, converted to Christianity over 14 years ago, yet is now facing death in Afghanistan because he will not accept the Muslim faith. Both President Bush and President Karzai are now under fire. Has President Bush's attempt to establish democracy at the end of a gun failed? What do American soldiers have to say now that the democracy they bled for is acting just like the Taliban?...read on"

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