"According to Afghanistan's constitution, if there is no clear verdict as to whether an act is criminal or not in the penal code of the Afghan Constitution, then it would be referred to sharia law where the judge has an open hand in reaching a verdict," [said Qamaruddin Shenwari, director of the Kabul courts' north zone.]Four years ago, President Bush said:
Under sharia law, converting from Islam to Christianity is punishable by death.
"It is deeply troubling that a country we helped liberate would hold a person to account because they chose a particular religion over another.Bush was talking about Abdul Rahman, who soon thereafter obtained his freedom.
"I'm troubled when I hear, deeply troubled when I hear, the fact that a person who converted away from Islam may be held to account. That's not the universal application of the values that I talked about. I look forward to working with the government of that country to make sure that people are protected in their capacity to worship."
What will President Obama do for Said Musa?