Friday, February 18, 2011

Afghani Christian Faces Execution For His Faith

An Afghani Christian named Said Musa is in danger of execution by Afghani authorities. He has a wife and six children whom he is very concerned for. He has written a letter and had it smuggled to the American government asking for people to help him get a prison transfer; it's a very dangerous prison and Said has already undergone much torture. But our government is refusing to do anything about it, and the Afghani government is unsympathetic stating "The sentence for a convert is death and there is no exception... They must be sentenced to death to serve as a lesson for others.’” Please pray for him and read the heart-breaking letter below:

"To the international church of world and to the President Brother Barak Obama President of the United States and to the head of ISAF [International Security Assistance Force] in Afghanistan!

"My name is Said Musa 45 years old. I have been working since 15 years as a Physiotherapist in I-C-R-C [International Committee of the Red Cross] orthopaedic centre in Kabul, Afghanistan. About four and a half months before by security force of Afghanistan I [was] captured, due to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, Saviour of the world. One person ____ he is spy of ____ [a] leader in Afghanistan. He told about me [to] the Government's officials, 'He's believer, He's head of church in ____'. He showed my house to the security force. Since that time I am in jail. The authority and prisoners in jail did many bad behaviour with me about my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. For example, they did sexual things with me, beat me by wood, by hands, by legs, put some things on my head, mocked me ‘He's Jesus Christ', spat on me, nobody let me for sleep night and day. Every person spat on me and beat me. Also the prosecutor wrote something wrong against me. He told from himself something wrong against me on my file.

"He is stimulating every day the prisoners against me, ‘He is also in jail due to spy for Iran country', to reveal the church in Kabul. I'm in a very and very bad condition in the jail.

"I agree with long imprisonment about my faith even for long life. Because I'm the sinnest person in the world. Because sometimes they treated for died I refuse my faith due to died. Sometimes I tolerate the persecution but immediately I acknowledge my sin before Lord Jesus Christ: ‘Don't refuse me before your holy angels and before your Father.' Because I am very very weak and sinful man.

"Nobody could accept my defender before the court. If I say I am a Christian man he immediately spat on me and abuse me and mock me! I am alone between 400 handlers of terrible values in the jail like a sheep. Please, please, for the sake of Lord Jesus Christ help me. Please send a person who should supervise my document and my file, what I said in it. My prosecutor has told something wrong to the judge because he asked [for] money but I refused his request. Please, please you should transfer me from this jail to a jail that supervises the believers. I also agree with died on cross of my pride. I also agree with the sacrifice [of] my life in public, I will tell the faith in Lord Jesus Christ son of God and other believers will take courage and be strong in their faith. Hundred percent I am stable to my word. I have family of seven - one wife, three daughters and three sons. My big son [is] about eight years old. One of my daughters can't speak, she has some mental problems.

"This is a request from me to all over the world, people please help me. I could not have any person to help. For [the] sake [of] Lord Jesus Christ please pray and immediately help me and rescue me from this jail. Otherwise, they will kill me, because I know they're very very very cruel and hard hearted!

"Your destitute brother in the world.

"Please my English writing is not enough good. If I did some mistake please forgive me! From Kabul Provincial jail."

Action Plan:
You can sign a petition on Said Musa's behalf and send letters to your state representatives here.
Twitter users: If you live in NY, you can tweet @AfghanMissionUN demanding that both Said and Shoaib Assadullah Malawi be released. You can also send a tweet to the UN requesting Said Musa's release. Be sure to tweet the President, letting him know that you strongly disapprove of his continual ignoring of Said Musa despite Said's letter that is addressed specifically to him; ask him to get involved in the speedy release of Said Musa.
Facebook users: Like the "We Are All Said Musa" Facebook page for updates. The blog has some really great action steps --including who to call and email regarding Said's case -- as well. (You can find their Twitter page in the comments.) 
Additionally, be sure to blog or write about it on your site to get as many people involved in this campaign as possible; together, we can make a difference.
You can also write a letter of encouragement to Said at
And most importantly, pray for Said Musa. Pray that he would remain strong in his faith in Christ, and pray that U.S. and Afghani officials will intervene on Said's behalf.

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