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-Afghanistan: 2 Face Death over Translation of Quran?

by Dr. D ~ February 12th, 2009

Page of a 13th century Qur’an, showing Sura 33: 73

(-Page in a 13th Century Quran via Wikipedia)

KABUL: Two men have spent over a year in jail and face death over printing a Quran in an indigenous Afghan language.

It all started out innocently enough. The translation was originally left at a major Kabul mosque in September 2007 with a note giving permission to reprint the text as long as it was given away for free. Some of the members of the mosque thought that the book would be useful for Afghans who didn’t read Arabic, so they took up a collection for printing.  …          <<Read the whole article>>          

UPDATE 2/22/09: The two receive a sentence of 20 years in prison!            *Top 

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