Rahman Flees to Italy
Abdul Rahman was granted asylum in Italy and arrived there. Many Afghan Muslim are miffed he was allowed to leave the country instead of converting back to Islam or be killed for apostasy. Clerics called it a “betrayal to Islam” and the Afghan parliment wanted the Karzai government to stop Rahman from leaving.
With this courageous action Italy should prepare for the backlash. I won’t be surprised if fatwahs are issued for Rahman’s death. Also expect violent protests outside Italian consulates similar to the ones in response to the Muhammad cartoons.
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