Well, of course it did. It’s only a pity that it didn’t meddle enough. From Reuters, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Afghan clerics blamed meddling foreigners on Friday for the release of a Christian convert who they said should be executed for abandoning Islam.
The convert, Abdur Rahman, was spirited out of Afghanistan to asylum in Italy on Wednesday, a day after he was released from jail following a storm of protest in the United States and other Western countries over his treatment.
“Why does the international community interfere in our internal affairs? Why do they interfere in our judicial affairs?” cleric Mohammad Sediq asked his congregation at Friday prayers in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.
“It undermines Islam and our constitution,” he said.