27 Jan '11, 7am

Afghan Christians

KABUL, Jan 27, 2011 (AFP) - Fearing his Christian faith could land him in prison, or worse, 22-year-old Afghan Enayat is one of thousands in the Islamic nation still hoping for religious freedom, ten years after the Taliban's fall. "I used to carry my Bible everywhere - I don't any more," says the baby-faced convert, using a pseudonym for fear of being identified and speaking to AFP at the home of a trusted friend, west of Kabul. "I don't want to call myself a Christian, people would think I'm immoral." In Afghanistan, where insurgents continue to fight their "holy war" against foreign forces, there are no churches, evangelising is illegal and the country's constitution forbids conversion from Islam to another religion. The crime carries the death penalty, although it has not been enforced in recent history. "If I'm arrested, I would never say I'm a Christian. If you admit...

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