Hey Stephen, here’s your big chance…

…to put your money where your mouth is:

An Afghan man who had faced the death penalty for converting to Christianity is seeking asylum in another country, the United Nations says.

Mr Rahman, a Christian for 16 years, was charged with rejecting Islam but his case was dismissed because of gaps in evidence, Afghan officials said.

A UN spokesman said he expected asylum would be granted by a country “interested in a peaceful solution”.


The US, Britain, Canada, Germany, Italy and Sweden were among those demanding Afghanistan respect international laws on freedom of religion and human rights.

It stands to reason that he should be given asylum in one of those countries. I say let it be my home and native land–O Canada. After all, we have full religious freedom here; we have peace; we have order; and, if Stephen Harper is willing to soften his stance on immigrants, we might even have good government–not exactly a Tory specialty!

But most importantly, Abdul Rahman wouldn’t face a religiously motivated lynching here. We have laws against that sort of thing.

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