posted on May, 15 2014 @ 06:27 AM
A Sudanese woman who converted from Islam to Christianity, has been sentenced to death for the crime of "Apostasy", which is defined as the
abandonment/opposution of religious principles.
Essentially she fell in love with a Christian man, converted to his religion, and married him.
She was not tried and convicted by some minor court, but the countries actual official courts. Given 30 days to recant (convert back to Islam), 100
lashes for adultry because Islam doesn't see her marriage to a Christian as legal. She refused to recant, and now faces the death penalty.
Thats how I understand the story anyway.
A lot of my friends are Muslims, I personally am Aethiest. They are trying to tell me that Islam is a religion of tolerance, acceptance and
understanding. Then I read stories like this. This story seems to be singularly significant, even to the point where Amnesty International are
I don't want to disrespect Islam, but this story makes me go "what the hell?"
Surely a religion that is supposed to be about knowledge, acceptance, tolerance, and love would be better represented by trying to gently persuade a
person who left the religion to return, rather than telling them to recant or die. Even then, if they don't recant, their decision should be
respected, even if you have no respect for the religion they converted to.