Forbes is reporting that Abdul Rahman is still in jail
as of Monday night, but will be released soon and is
seeking asylum in "another country." From the State
Department's Sean McCormack:
Asked whether the U.S. government was doing anything or has made any offers to secure Rahman's safety after he is released, McCormack said where he goes after he is freed "is going to be up to Mr. Rahman."
That could mean that we haven't offered or it could just
mean that there's no sense stirring the pot at this time.
Where to go? Well I hope France isn't on his short list:
(from the CPE protests, photos from France-Echos : le blog in English)
It's not clear what passage in the Qur'an prescribes this
punishment for the crime of being a "pork eater" on the
streets. The woman in the center picture looks unlikely
to repeat her crime. Note the fist just before this brave
Muslim boy swings it to her face. What a fine advertisement
for the strategy of appeasement.