Friday, February 25, 2011

Said Musa, Afghan Aid Worker For Red Cross Released From Afghanistan Prison

Said Musa, an Afghan aid  worker for the Red Cross who was arrested for leaving Islam and became a Christian and who was physically and sexually abused and threatened with death while in a prison in Afghanistan has been released from prison and is safely out of the country Fox News and The  Persecution Blog has reported.
"The Lord has allowed us to take part in this momentous event and I praise Him that it has ended with the freedom of Said Musa. Through Said’s letters, he spoke publicly to the world a powerful testimony of his faith and perseverance."
“We cannot be more thrilled about Said Musa’s release. It has been encouraging to see the international community, including churches, reporters and government officials in Europe and North America, work together for the common goal of freeing Said," Aidan Clay, ICC's regional manager for the Middle East, said in the statement. "Many sleepless nights, prayers and tears have paid off."
Musa, who refused to renounce his Christian faith, left Islam roughly eight years ago, was arrested in May after an Afghan TV report showed locals being baptized and called for the government to crack down on apostasy.

The father of six who lost a leg to a land mine and was working to help amputees reportedly was abused in prison and threatened with death if he did not renounce his faith.

According to ICC, Musa wrote in a February 13 letter that US and Italian Embassies offered him asylum but that Afghan officials subsequently told him that he would only be released if he wrote a statement declaring that he regretted his conversion to Christianity, which he refused to do.

It is wonderful news to learn that Mr. Musa, who was facing a death sentence because of his conversion to Christianity, has been released from prison and is safe.  Thank you Lord Jesus.

The Laodicean Church of American can take a lesson from this great saint of God, Said Musa.

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