Sudanese Christian Woman Sentenced to Death for Apostasy
From: Answering Muslims
A court in Sudan has sentenced a Christian woman to death for apostasy.
Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag says that she has always been a Christian (Christianity is the religion of her mother). But since her father was a Muslim (who most likely got her to recite the Shahada when she was a child), she is considered a Muslim. Amnesty International has called the sentence "appalling and abhorrent" and a "flagrant breach of international human rights law." The problem is that the Sudanese court is more concerned with enforcing Sharia than with international human rights law.
Muhammad ordered his followers to kill anyone who leaves Islam:
Sahih al-Bukhari 6922—Allah’s Messenger said: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, kill him.”
Sunan Ibn Majah 2535—It was narrated from Ibn Abbas that the Messenger of Allah said: “Whoever changes his religion, execute him.”
Al-Muwatta of Imam Malik 36.18.15—Yahya related to me from Malik from Zayd ibn Aslam that the Messenger of Allah said, “If someone changes his religion—then strike off his head!”
According to Muhammad’s companions, this penalty applies to women also:
Sahih al-Bukhari 6921—Ibn Umar, Az-Zuhri and Ibrahim said, “A female apostate (who reverts from Islam), should be killed.”
Hence, Sudan is doing exactly what Muhammad commanded. Politicians and the media will condemn the sentence, but they won’t dare condemn the prophet who ordered the sentence. Meanwhile, people like me who condemn the source of Islamic law are labeled "racists" and "Islamophobes."
Apparently, I’m intolerant for condemning intolerance.
BBC News—A Sudanese court has sentenced a woman to hang for apostasy - the abandonment of her religious faith - after she married a Christian man.
Amnesty International condemned the sentence, handed down by a judge in Khartoum, as "appalling and abhorrent".
Local media report the sentence on the woman, who is pregnant, would not be carried out for two years after she had given birth.
Sudan has a majority Muslim population, which is governed by Islamic law.
"We gave you three days to recant but you insist on not returning to Islam. I sentence you to be hanged to death," the judge told the woman, AFP reports.
Western embassies and rights groups had urged Sudan to respect the right of the pregnant woman to choose her religion.
The judge also sentenced the woman to 100 lashes after convicting her of adultery - because her marriage to a Christian man was not valid under Islamic law.
This will reportedly be carried out when she has recovered from giving birth.
Earlier in the hearing, an Islamic cleric spoke with her in a caged dock for about 30 minutes, AFP reports.
Then she calmly told the judge: "I am a Christian and I never committed apostasy." (Continue Reading.)
Tune into Red Ice Radio:
David Livingstone - Hour 1 - Black Terror White Soldiers: Islam, Fascism & the New Age
Eric Jon Phelps - The Vatican Behind the Creation of Islam, Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Freemasonry & Le Cercle
Robert Morningstar - Hour 1 - Dyatlov Pass UFO incident, The Rise of International Communism & Islam
Kevin Barrett - Truth Jihad: 911, World Government & Multiculturalism
David Livingstone - The Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Qaida & The Asiatic Brethren
Sharia law to be adopted into UK legal system for first time
Alicia Gali’s Horror Story - How Women are Treated under Sharia Law in "The New" Middle East
Sharia police state? Saudi husbands can track wives’ travels electronically
Muslim parent: Radical school is brainwashing our children
Malaysia court rules non-Muslims can’t use ’Allah’
Pamella Geller on the Muslim riots in Stockholm
Criticizing Islam Now a Thought Crime!
Danish critic of Islam Lars Hedegaard attacked in Copenhagen
The gloves come off in England
Latest News from our Front Page
Is the countryside racist? Villages 'that want to remain white and middle class'
Country dwellers believe rural communities should be the preserve of white middle-class families with conservative values, a survey claims.
Many residents of countryside towns and villages consider them the 'last bastion' of old-fashioned English traditions.
And they often equate this 'exclusively and unthinkingly' with white Englishness, a study has found.
White gate: Are countryside villages, such as The Lee, in Buckinghamshire, racist for ...
More than 30 "White Student Union" pages created on Facebook in last week
More than 30 â€śWhite Student Unionâ€ť pages have recently sprung up over the last several days on Facebook, pages that affiliate themselves with various universities around the nation
The creation of an â€śIllini White Student Unionâ€ť Facebook page that surfaced Nov. 18 in response to a â€śBlack Student Solidarity Rallyâ€ť at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign gained national attention, but ...
Pew: White Christians no longer a majority
A woman prays at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles during "A Night of Hope," an event hosted by Lakewood Church pastor Joel Osteen. | AP Photo
White Christians now make up less than half of the U.S. population, largely receding from the majorities of most demographic groups, with one notable exception: the Republican Party.
According to the latest results from Pew Research ...
Cinemas refuse to show Church of England advert featuring Lord's Prayer
The UKâ€™s three leading cinema chains have refused to show an advert by the Church of England that features the Lordâ€™s Prayer, citing fears that it could offend people.
Vociferous critic of religion says anyone thin-skinned enough to be offended by church advert deserves to be offended
The 60-second advert was due to be shown before Star Wars: the Force Awakens, released ...
Free Ottawa yoga class scrapped over "cultural issues"
Jennifer Scharf is a yoga instructor who had delivered a free class to students at the University of Ottawa for the past seven years that was cancelled this year due to a complaint that yoga constitutes "cultural appropriation." Errol McGihon/Ottawa SunStudent leaders have pulled the mat out from 60 University of Ottawa students, ending a free on-campus yoga class over ...
|More News » |