Apostate


“The fact that a woman has been sentenced to death for her religious choice, and to flogging for being married to a man of an allegedly different religion is appalling and abhorrent. Adultery and apostasy are acts which should not be considered crimes at all. It is flagrant breach of international human rights law.” – Amnesty International

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim is eight months pregnant and currently in detention with her 20-month-old son. Her crime?

She was born from a marriage between a Christian Mother and a Muslim Father. When the father left her mother, she was raised Christian. She married a Christian. She is considered to be a Muslim and therefore such a marriage to another Christian would be illegal and so “Adultery”.

And for this she is sentenced to death. Because she refuses to convert “back” to Islam.

I may be an atheist and think that religion is bunk, but we are free to chose which bunk to believe in.

“The fact that a woman has been sentenced to death for her religious choice, and to flogging for being married to a man of an allegedly different religion is appalling and abhorrent. Adultery and apostasy are acts which should not be considered crimes at all. It is flagrant breach of international human rights. Islam may say otherwise but secular law takes precedence.

Meriam is a prisoner of conscience, her crime is to believe something different and it is part of her identity. She deserves an immediate, unconditional release. The right of freedom of thought, conscience and religion is a universal human right.

Comments

  1. StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return! says

    Yes. This just horrific and the world should intervene to prevent her unjust punishment and make sure such cases never happen again -even if it means abolishing Sharia codes & courts worldwide.

  2. StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return! says

    To me this sums up why the Islamic ideology and culture is so awful and why apologists for it especially on the progressive feminist atheist Left should be ashamed of themselves.

    How is this sort of Dark Age barbarity compatible with what feminists or secularists or good people generally believe in or can accept?

  3. Laila Rasheed says

    Salaam,

    The WORLD is guilty of this woman’s Death Sentence!
    The WORLD kow tows to these NEANDERTHALS!
    Both MECCA & MEDINA should be nuked, so as to bring these savages to their “knees”!

  4. Holms says

    This woman is being punished for nothing more than the circumstances of her birth. Raised by a christian, but apparently she was supposed to somehow resist the upbringing and be islamic instead? That shit doesn’t make a lick of sense, even if we generously bend over backwards and ignore the whole ‘death for apostasy’ thing in the first place.

    Salaam,

    The WORLD is guilty of this woman’s Death Sentence!

    Pretty much, yep!

    The WORLD kow tows to these NEANDERTHALS!

    Preach it! Keep going!
    Both MECCA & MEDINA should be nuked, so as to bring these savages to their “knees”!…Ah. You would oppose the senseless death of an individual, yet advocate the death of millions? Even if just a lousy jest, you are a hypocrite and also fuck you.

  5. Holms says

    This woman is being punished for nothing more than the circumstances of her birth. Raised by a christian, but apparently she was supposed to somehow resist the upbringing and be islamic instead? That shit doesn’t make a lick of sense, even if we generously bend over backwards and ignore the whole ‘death for apostasy’ thing in the first place.

    Salaam,

    The WORLD is guilty of this woman’s Death Sentence!

    Pretty much, yep!

    The WORLD kow tows to these NEANDERTHALS!

    Preach it! Keep going!

    Both MECCA & MEDINA should be nuked, so as to bring these savages to their “knees”!

    …Ah. You would oppose the senseless death of an individual, yet advocate the death of millions? Even if just a lousy jest, you are a hypocrite and also fuck you.

    (Ignore / delete the first post!)

  6. says

    Both MECCA & MEDINA should be nuked, so as to bring these savages to their “knees”!

    Because savage collective punishment is totally the right response to savagery?

  7. Silentbob says

    @ 2 StevoR

    Which progressive feminist atheists have defended this? Can you link to an example?

    Based on past behaviour I think you’re defining ‘Islam apologists’ as ‘people who don’t believe in torturing or killing other people, including Muslims’.

  8. Rich Woods says

    @Fuckwitted Excuse For A Human Being #3:

    Both MECCA & MEDINA should be nuked, so as to bring these savages to their “knees”!

    I like the way you open by wishing everyone peace, then want to kill millions and start a war. That takes true style. Or total fuckwittedness, one or the other.

    And what is it with the scare quotes around “knees”? Do you know something about Muslims which the rest of us don’t? Are Muslims alien digitigrade reptiles? All of them, or just the ones who live in Mecca and Medina?

    Fuck me backwards. There are so many hateful twats around these days…

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