Afghan Man To Be Executed To Be Released

March 23, 2006 — 8 Comments

**Update 3**: Sorry about not being quite on top of the news. Busy afternoon yesterday, and another busy day today. But, believe me, it’s worth missing a little exciting news. If you hadn’t heard, which is improbable, Abdul will be released (hopefully). Here’s the link.

**Update 2**: “They want to sentence me to death and I accept it,” says Abdul, “but I am not a deserter and not an infidel. I am a Christian which means I believe in the Trinity.”


**Update**: Okay, just in case you hadn’t heard, the Afghan government is calling Abdul “crazy and unfit for trial.” Sure. Of course. I mean, seriously, anyone who says they are anything other than muslim is crazy. Now that’s a message to send to the world!

Please be in prayer for this man. Pray that he will not denounce his faith because he is facing death. Pray that peace will come over him, and that his faith will be strengthened. Pray that he truly is saved.

Jaqui at Unconformed has a great roundup on this issue, which is a fantastic reminder to those of us who live with relatively no persecution. Certainly not persecution like this. I think it must make us wonder why we are not being persecuted, and it must make us ask ourselves whether or not we are willing to die for our faith.

Tim Sweetman


Tim Sweetman is a young writer, blogger, and student who lives near our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. He has been much more widely known by his “code-name,” Agent Tim. This name also served as the name of his popular blog, which received over 750,000 visits between 2005 to 2007. In 2005, he quickly rose to become a leading teenage spokesperson and cultural critic within the booming blogosphere, taking on issues such as MySpace, alcohol, homeschooling, pride, racism, tolerance, and other topics relating to our culture today. His blog has come to the attention of people such as Albert Mohler, C.J. Mahaney, Alex and Brett Harris, and La Shawn Barber. Tim’s written work has appeared in Lifeway’s Living With Teenagers (February 2012), Lookout Magazine, FUSION Magazine, The Brink Online, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Virtue Magazine, Regenerate Our Culture Online Magazine, and on many other blogs and websites across the internet like Marry Well and the Lies Young Women Believe Blog. He has also been featured in WORLD Magazine, The Towers Magazine, and Maryland Newsline. He is scheduled to have an article appear in Veritas Magazine this December. Most recently, his work can be found on Focus on the Family’s Boundless Webzine. His personal interests include writing (surprise!) and sports, both watching and playing. He is a die-hard Washington Redskins fan.

8 responses to Afghan Man To Be Executed To Be Released

  1. Hey,
    he’s not going to be executed! What are you inflaming the issue for?

  2. Palmboy:

    Tim wrote this post on March 23. It wasn’t until yesterday (March 25) that he was released, and we only heard he was going to be released the day before (March 24). So Tim was only reporting what we knew on March 23…might help if you checked the date line next time.

  3. Exactly :-D. But thanks for the link…

  4. Thanks for talking about persecution. It’s a topic we don’t address enough.

    Suzanne Eller

  5. Hey Tim!

    Great post! I didn’t hear they were goin to release the guy, although I know pressure was mounting to do that. Praise GOD!

    Makes me wonder if he hadn’t stood up for his faith (in the face of death) how he would be feeling right now? Imagine, denying your faith in Christ to stay alive…and then being released. It’s like you’ve been given your “old life” back, as opposed to the new one Christ purchased for us.

    The Faith of GOD’s people will always be TESTED. We will likely be found faithless sometime, but to deny HIM is another thing altogether.

    Mr. P. (American Patriot / KP’s dad)

  6. Thanks for the link, palm boy! Btw: Good article! :)


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