Under Shariah law, apparently, a person who departs the world of Islam in favour of another religion must be condemned to death.
‘”Rejecting Islam is insulting God. We will not allow God to be humiliated. This man must die,” said cleric Abdul Raoulf, who is considered a moderate and was jailed three times for opposing the Taliban before the hard-line regime was ousted in 2001.’
The above is a quote from here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060323/ap_on_re_as/afghan_christian_convert . The article is in regard to one Abdul Rahman, who apparently became a Christian some time ago, and is now standing trial for it.
I want to be tolerant. So deeply, I desire to cast a favourable eye on all cultures. To give people in general the benefit of the doubt. But this is too much. If I had a god to pray to, I would pray that it’s all just spin. The Media Man, trying to put craziness into all our heads. Part of some secret Western plot to spark a rebellion against a peaceful people. Something to do with oil. Muslims don’t really believe that. Shariah law doesn’t really say that. Right? Islam is a religion of peace and beauty and tolerance, like those Western clerics always say, right? If there are Muslims reading this, please speak up. Tell me it’s not true. Because there really are sick ideas out there, and there really are sick people, who put the most potent will of faith behind them, consciously, knowingly, with their eyes open. And if you are one of those people, culturally intolerant or not… you deserve to die.