Proselytizing is forbidden. It could get Christians killed. In this case, it could get Christians who had nothing to do with it killed. Good thing an appeals court struck down Oklahoma’s anti-Sharia law, eh? Islamic Tolerance Alert from Kashmir: “Indian Christians fear backlash due to Sharia ruling,” by M Saleem Pandit for TNN, January 13 (thanks to Twostellas):
SRINAGAR: All India Christian Council in New Delhi on Friday feared backlash against Christians in the country due to incrimination of pastors Jim Borst and CM Khanna by Srinagar’s self-styled Islamic Shariat court.
The self-proclaimed Supreme Court of Islamic Sharia headed by Mufti Bashir-ud-din on Wednesday indicted Pastor C M Khanna and Dutch national, Jim Borst for their alleged involvement in luring Kashmiri Muslims to convert to Christianity.
The Deputy Mufti-Azam Jammu and Kashmir and son of grand Mufti Bashir-ud-din, Mufti Muhammad Nasir-ul-Islam in a statement on January 11 said that “it was proved beyond doubt that the accused” pastor Khanna “along with other accomplices was luring Muslim people to change their religion.”
“The Kashmir situation is going through a critical phase and if such elements are not brought to book it will have a serious and negative impact on the (Kashmiri Muslim) society. It is shocking and surprising that the state government was allowing such activities. Kashmir society will not tolerate such activities at all and we stand united against such elements,” Mufti Nasir said. The deputy Mufti added that a detailed verdict against the accused would be made public soon.
The two pastors have already quit the valley. They left soon after Pastor C M Khanna (who lived in Kashmir for past several years) was released on bail on December 1, 2011. The J&K police had arrested him on November 19, 2011 on charges of fomenting communal trouble in the state.
All India Christian Council in a statement on Friday feared that the Sharia court’s threatening that it would issue a sentence soon could “encourage extremist elements to indulge in violence.”…