If I understand correctly, you are allowed to be of any religion, but to convert from Muslim to Christain (or to any other religion I suppose, as long as you were Muslim previously) is a crime. You can convert the other way, and of course no problem.
*sigh* Freedom reigns in Afghanistan, if you're a muslim.
(I suppose thats not quite true either, but it was so fun to say it)
Now, in a major test of Afghanistan's fledgling court system, Rahman, 42, faces the death penalty for abandoning Islam for Christianity. Prosecutors say he should die. So do his family, his jailers, even the judge. Rahman has no lawyer.
Rahman's trial, which began Thursday, is thought to be the first of its kind in the country.
Even under the more moderate government now in power, Islamic law is supposed to be followed, and many believe it requires the death penalty for anyone who converts to another religion.
That last two parts just warms me over....
If he was talking about further up in the article:
I couuld understand, beating up family members? Doesn't sound like a good Christain to me.