June 4, 2010
strikes again. International Christian Concern (ICC)—a Washington-DC based human rights organization aimed to help persecuted Christians worldwide—has told the ASSIST News Service (ANS) that Abdul Sattar Khawasi, deputy secretary of the Afghan lower house in parliament, has called for the public execution of Christian converts. What occasioned Khawasi’s “irritation” was a video broadcasted by Afghan television network Noorin TV showing footage of Christian men being baptized and praying in Farsi. “Those Afghans that appeared in this video film should be executed in public, the house should order the attorney general and the NDS (intelligence agency) to arrest these Afghans and execute them,” said Khawasi. As a result, according to ICC sources within Afghanistan, many national Christians are in hiding, fearful of execution.