From Atlas Shrugs;
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
RESPECT IT! UNDER THE SHARIA IRAN SENTENCES CHRISTIAN PASTOR WHO CONVERTED FROM ISLAM TO DEATH FOR APOSTASY
Obama demands us to "Respect it!" Any feelings you may be having for this tortured pastor or any of the hundreds of thousands suffering under the sharia are islamophobic. You are an islamophobe. Now go, turn yourself in. Oh, and if your neighbor exhibits any sign of humanity ortowards those who are oppressed, subjugated and slaughtered under islamic law, then report him, too. Obama's civilian armies and Muslim Brotherhood-tied legions would be only too happy to such information.
This man has committed apostasy; he must be given a chance to repent and if he does not then he must be killed according to Shariah. Fatwa committee concerning the case of a man who converted to Christianity: "Since he left the Islam, he will be invited to express his regret. If he does not regret, he will be killed pertaining to rights and obligations of the Islamic law."
Here is the fatwa issued by Al Azhar University, exalted by President Obama and where he chose to make his historic submission speech to the Muslim world in June 2009 (more on Obama's speech here and here).
Obama describes Al-Azhar University this way: "For over, Al-Azhar has stood as a beacon of Islamic learning, and for over a century, Cairo University has been a source of Egypt’s advancement."
Fatwa committee concerning the case of a man who converted to Christianity: "Since he left the Islam, he will be invited to express his regret. If he does not regret, he will be killed pertaining to rights and obligations of the Islamic law."
opinion on apostasy by a Fatwa committee concerning the case of a man who converted to Christianity: "Since he left the Islam, he will be invited to express his regret. If he does not regret, he will be killed pertaining to rights and obligations of the Islamic law." Popis Source: Orientalist Author: al-Azhr, the Egyptian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs This Fatawa describes how an Egyptian man turned apostate and the subsequent punishment prescribed for him by the Al-Azhr Fatawa council. The following translation is a rough guide:
In the Name of Allah the Most Beneficient the Most Merciful.
Council of Fatawa.
This question was presented by Mr. Ahmed Darwish and brought forward by [name obscured] who is of German nationality.
A man whose religion was Islam and his nationality is Egyptian married a German Christian and the couple agreed that the husband would join the Christian faith and doctrine.
1) What is the Islamic ruling in relation to this man? What are the punishments prescribed for this act?
2) Are his children considered Muslim or Christian?
All praise is to Allah, the Lord of the Universe and salutations onof the righteous, our master Muhammed, his family and all of his companions.
This man has committed apostasy; he must be given a chance to repent and if he does not then he must be killed according to Shariah.
As far as his children are concerned, as long as they are children they are considered Muslim, but after they reach the age of puberty, then if they remain with Islam they are Muslim, but if they leave Islam and they do not repent they must be killed and Allah knows best.
Seal of Al-Azhr
Head of the Fatawa Council of Al-Azhr.
Abdullah al-Mishadd (عبد الله المشد)
23rd September 1978.Iran misunderstands Islam, sentences Christian pastor who converted from Islam to death for apostasy (hat tip Robert)Muslim spokesmen such as Salam al-Marayati, M. Cherif Bassiouni, and Ali Eteraz (among many others) have assured us that Islam has no death penalty for apostasy. I expect that they will immediately be jetting over to Tehran to explain to the mullahs that they're getting Islam all wrong, wrong, wrong, and should free Youcef Nadarkhani immediately.Of course, they won't really do that, because they're liars: they know full well that Islam has a death penalty for apostasy. They know that Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, said, "Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him" (Bukhari 9.84.57). And all the schools of Islamic law still teach that death is the proper penalty for apostates.An update on this story. "Iran court convicts Christian pastor convert to death," by Lisa Daftari for Fox News, February 22 ( to Anne Crockett):A trial court in Iran has issued its final verdict, ordering a Christian pastor to be put to death for leaving Islam and converting to Christianity, according to sources close to the pastor and his legal team.Supporters fear Youcef Nadarkhani, a 34-year-old father of two who wasover two years ago on charges of apostasy, may now be executed at any time without prior warning, as death sentences in Iran may be carried out immediately or dragged out for years.It is unclear whether Nadarkhani can appeal the execution order.“The world needs to stand up and say that a man cannot be put to death because of his faith,” said Jordan Sekulow, executive director of The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).“This one case is not just about one execution. We have been able to expose the system instead of just letting one man disappear, like so many other Christians have in the past.”...“This is defiance,” Sekulow said. “They want to say they will carry out what they say they will do.”The order to execute Nadarkhani came only days after lawmakers in Congress supported a resolution sponsored by Pennsylvania Rep. Joseph Pitts denouncing the apostasy charge and calling for his immediate release.“Iran has become more isolated because of their drive for nuclear weapons, and the fundamentalist government has stepped up persecution of religious minorities to deflect criticism,” Pitts, a Republican, told FoxNews.com. “The persecuted are their own citizens, whose only crime is practicing their faith.”The ACLJ has been a major driving force in keeping Nadarkhani’s case in the international spotlight. Many other advocacyand also have mounted global campaigns and petitions against the Iranian government, and experts Nadarkhani’s international support for keeping him alive.The ACLJ recently launched a Twitter campaign to publicize Nadarkhani’s case, asking participants to dedicate a daily tweet to “Tweet for Youcef,” stating the number of days he has been imprisoned (currently 863) and ending the tweet with “ViaOfficialACLJ,” sending readers back to the organization’s website where they could learn more about his case.Tweets have reached 157 countries and over 400,000 people.Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and 89 members of Congress, along with the European Union, France, Great Britain, Mexico and Germany, have condemned Iran for arresting Nadarkhani and have called for his quick release.Nadarkhani was arrested in October 2009 and was tried and found guilty of apostasy by a lower court in Gilan, a province in Rasht. He was then given verbal notification of an impending death-by-hanging sentence.Hisappealed the decision under the premise that Nadarkhani was never a Muslim at the age of majority, and the case was sent to Iran’s , which upheld the lower court’s decision of execution, provided it could be proven that he had been a practicing Muslim from the age of adulthood, 15 in Islamic law, to age 19, which was when he converted.The lower court then ruled that Nadarkhani had not practiced Islam during his adult life but still upheld the apostasy charge because he was born into a Muslim family.The court then gave Nadarkhani the opportunity to recant, as the law requires a man to be given three chances to recant his beliefs and return to Islam.His first option was to convert back to Islam. When he refused, he was asked to declare Muhammad a prophet, and still he declined....