Monday, March 20, 2006

Letter to the Prime Minister

Dear Mr. Prime Minister,

I am outraged that at a time when Canadian troops are defending the freedoms of the Afghan people that an Afghan Christian, Abdul Rahman, is being prosecuted in a Kabul court and could be sentenced to death on a charge of converting from Islam to Christianity. In your statement after meeting with President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, you said that Canada has an unwavering commitment to the people of Afghanistan. May I urge you to demonstrate this unwavering commitment to all of the people of Afghanistan, including its religious minorities. As you know, conversion is intrinsic to the Christian faith. That this man is being prosecuted for exercising a basic human right is completely unacceptable and a violation of why we sent our troops to Afghanistan. May I urge you to contact President Karzai and ask him to intervene in this case?

Thank you for your kind consideration.

Best regards,

Glenn Penner
Communications Director
The Voice of the Martyrs
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

1 comment:

russn said...


Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I blogged about it tonight: