Watch a video of Abdul Rahman at the Afghan Times (thanks to Looney Tunes).
He was questioned, “Do you confess that you have apostacized from Islam?”
He responded, “No, I am not an apostate, I believe in God.”
Question: “Do you believe in the Koran?”
Response: “I believe in the Injil (New Testament) [Gospel, actually, although this word is also used by Arabic-speaking Christians for the whole New Testament — RS] and love Jesus Christ.”
Of course, this makes him an apostate by the lights of the Afghan judges. But I applaud his courageous stand and unwillingness to kowtow even in the face of death. If only we had some Western leaders with that much starch.
Oh, and by the way, he appears to be fully articulate, and with all his faculties intact.