Saturday, February 12, 2011

Said Musa: Alive or Dead?

Said Musa, father of 6 children, was scheduled to be hanged on February 10 for coming to faith in Jesus as the Messiah. Musa, 45, has been held for eight months in a Kabul prison where he claims he has been tortured and sexually abused by inmates and guards.

Mr Musa, who lost his left leg in a landmine explosion in the 1990s, has worked for the Red Cross for 15 years and helps to treat fellow amputees.

I have not been able to learn of his execution.

Here is the transcription of Said Musa’s handwritten letter. Some spelling, punctuation and grammar has been corrected to aid understanding, and some names removed for legal and security reasons.

"To the international church of world and to the President Brother Barak Obama President of the United States and to the head of ISAF [International Security Assistance Force] in Afghanistan!

"My name is Said Musa 45 years old. I have been working since 15 years as a Physiotherapist in I-C-R-C [International Committee of the Red Cross] orthopaedic centre in Kabul, Afghanistan. About four and a half months before by security force of Afghanistan I [was] captured, due to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, Saviour of the world. One person ____ he is spy of ____ [a] leader in Afghanistan. He told about me [to] the Government's officials, 'He's believer, He's head of church in ____'. He showed my house to the security force. Since that time I am in jail. The authority and prisoners in jail did many bad behaviour with me about my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. For example, they did sexual things with me, beat me by wood, by hands, by legs, put some things on my head, mocked me ‘He's Jesus Christ', spat on me, nobody let me for sleep night and day. Every person spat on me and beat me. Also the prosecutor wrote something wrong against me. He told from himself something wrong against me on my file.

"He is stimulating every day the prisoners against me, ‘He is also in jail due to spy for Iran country', to reveal the church in Kabul. I'm in a very and very bad condition in the jail.

"I agree with long imprisonment about my faith even for long life. Because I'm the sinnest person in the world. Because sometimes they treated for died I refuse my faith due to died. Sometimes I tolerate the persecution but immediately I acknowledge my sin before Lord Jesus Christ: ‘Don't refuse me before your holy angels and before your Father.' Because I am very very weak and sinful man.

"Nobody could accept my defender before the court. If I say I am a Christian man he immediately spat on me and abuse me and mock me! I am alone between 400 handlers of terrible values in the jail like a sheep. Please, please, for the sake of Lord Jesus Christ help me. Please send a person who should supervise my document and my file, what I said in it. My prosecutor has told something wrong to the judge because he asked [for] money but I refused his request. Please, please you should transfer me from this jail to a jail that supervises the believers. I also agree with died on cross of my pride. I also agree with the sacrifice [of] my life in public, I will tell the faith in Lord Jesus Christ son of God and other believers will take courage and be strong in their faith. Hundred percent I am stable to my word. I have family of seven - one wife, three daughters and three sons. My big son [is] about eight years old. One of my daughters can't speak, she has some mental problems.

"This is a request from me to all over the world, people please help me. I could not have any person to help. For [the] sake [of] Lord Jesus Christ please pray and immediately help me and rescue me from this jail. Otherwise, they will kill me, because I know they're very very very cruel and hard hearted!

"Your destitute brother in the world.

"Please my English writing is not enough good. If I did some mistake please forgive me! From Kabul Provincial jail."

Source:  Barnabas Aid


Unknown said...

As of February 13, 11 am, Afghanistan time. Said Musa has not yet been executed. His case is still in negotiations.
Logical Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Atheists, etc... i.e. those who believe in freedom of speech and religion - this is something we need to stand against

Alice C. Linsley said...

Thanks, Fred.

Rational human beings must indeed unite against this injustice and intolerance. Unfortunately, the world is in a dark age in which hatred, greed and lust for power often overthrow reason.

Eric Krock said...

Please do the following to save the life of Said Musa:
1) Call your congressman TODAY via Ask them to call Afghanistan Ambassador, save life of Said Musa.
2) Call your senator TODAY via Ask them to call Afghanistan Ambassador, save life of Said Musa.
3) Call or email Political Counselor Abdul Atarud TODAY at Afghanistan Embassy via Demand that Afghanistan save the life of Said Musa.
4) Email Afghan President Hamid Karzai c/o Nazer Husain Rahimi, Special Secretary to the President, and ask that Said Musa and Shoaib Assadullah Musawi be set free.
5) Email President Obama at and ask that he continue working to free Said Musa and Shoaib Assadullah Musawi.
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