I am in no way making a direct comparison.
While working on a fake 'Jerusalem Times' newspaper for our Sunday School class I took a break and scanned the internet a bit. I landed at CNN and read a bit about the Afghan man man who converted to Christianity (17 years ago) and may be put to death for it.
The link above is a different article about it but when I looked the expanded headline said:
Under Mounting Foreign Pressure President Harmid Kazai searches for a way to free Rahman without angering Muslim clerics who have called for him to be killed."
I then flipped over to what I had been working on for the Sunday School class and it said:
Under Pressure from Family Pontius Pilate searches for a way to free Jesus without angering the religious leaders who have called for him to be killed.
It gave me chills.