The Sudanese Christian woman, Meriam Ibrahim, who was sentenced to die by hanging for refusing to renounce her faith (she was raised Christian by her mother, but her estranged father is Muslim and the state therefore declared that she must be Muslim) may be freed soon, according to this report.
Category Archive: Religious Barbarism
Jun 04 2014
Jun 03 2014
In case you didn’t think the story of the pregnant woman who was stoned to death by her family for marrying someone they didn’t approve of, think again. Turns out the guy she married killed his first wife so he could marry her and got virtually no punishment for it.
Jun 01 2014
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay strongly condemned the honor killing of a pregnant woman in Pakistan by her family as revenge for her marrying a man they did not approve of (they nearly killed him as well, but he apparently survived).
Jun 01 2014
Bryan Fischer on a recent show claimed that the kind of slavery practiced in America was a capital crime under the Old Testament law. In order to make that case he has to tell the lie that nearly all people like him tell, pretending that the rules for Hebrew servants in Exodus applied to all …
May 29 2014
Another day, another horrific murder in Pakistan of a woman who did nothing that could even remotely be considered wrong except by a totalitarian and deeply misogynistic religious culture. A woman who had married a man without her family’s permission was stoned to death by her father and other members of the family, right outside …
May 27 2014
The Sudanese embassy has released a patently ridiculous and self-contradictory statement regarding the death sentence they have handed down on a pregnant woman for apostasy after she converted to Christianity and married a Christian. Try to parse this bullshit:
May 22 2014
Novelist Ali Sethi has an op-ed column in the New York Times about Pakistan’s brutal and horrifying blasphemy laws, which have been used more frequently over the last few years, primarily against Christians and other religious minorities. He traces the history of those laws:
May 20 2014
As bad as the blasphemy laws are in most officially Muslim countries, it’s often better than what mobs of barbarians will do to those who are accused of that “crime.” Again and again, accused blasphemers are beaten and killed by mobs. The latest is in Pakistan and it happened in police custody.
May 20 2014
When people ask me why I’m no longer a Christian, I often say “because I read the Bible.” I’m not just being snarky, I mean it literally. If I hadn’t read the Bible so much, I may have stayed a Christian. But it contains so many passages that are appalling and/or ridiculous that I simply …
May 16 2014
“Coach” Dave Daubenmire loves him some James David Manning. Manning, you may recall, is the Harlem pastor who says that gay people should be put to death like it says in the Bible and that Obama is releasing “homo demons” on the black community. The two of them are getting together for an event to …
May 12 2014
Did you know that Muslims have exorcisms just like Christians do? I didn’t. But an attempt to free a man of “demonic possession” in Pakistan using smoke ended with that man dead and the man who performed the exorcism facing possible criminal charges.
May 09 2014
The self-loathing of some Christians never ceases to astonish me. The astonishing idea that humans are so utterly depraved that we deserve to be destroyed by God and then tormented in hell for eternity is incredibly barbaric and inhumane. Glenn Beck says we’re just “begging” for God to destroy us.
May 09 2014
Raif Badawi, the atheist imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for blasphemy, has had his sentence made even worse than it already was. This comes only a few days after the Center for Inquiry held a protest at the Saudi embassy in Washington, DC.