Karzai’s Dilemma

The case of Abdul Rahman, the Afghan man who converted from Islam to Christianity and who now is on trial for his life, presents a major dilemma for President Hamid Karzai. If Karzai goes along with the extreme Islamists who say anyone who leaves Islam deserves to die, he will face the West’s (and especially the United States’) opprobrium. But if he lets Rahman off, his own Muslim credentials and credibility will come under attack in this reactionary Muslim culture, threatening the stability of its fragile democracy.

So if you pray for Rahman, don’t forget Karzai.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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