It appears that Afghan President Karzai is intervening into the case of Abdul Rahman. Afghani clerics are demanding that Rahman be killed for the horrible crime of converting to Christianity. All together now, “Ooo! The horror!” Nicely done.
While still vowing to incite the people to kill Rahman if he is set free, the Afghani clerics also reacted to President Karzai, and one is wanting to get down to the root cause of all this:
Another cleric, Ayatullah Asife Muhseni, told a gathering of preachers and intellectuals at a Kabul hotel that the Afghan president had no right to overturn the punishment of an apostate.
He also demanded that clerics be able to question Rahman in jail to discover why he had converted to Christianity. He suggested it could have been the result of a conspiracy by Western nations or Jews.
Hat tip to Little Green Footballs.