Source: ABC News
I’m sure most of you are already familiar with the Sudanese woman facing execution by hanging for the “crime” of apostasy. For anyone unfamiliar, Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag, a former Muslim, married a Christian man and is now eight months pregnant. She was convicted of apostasy and adultery (since her marriage was not recognized by the Sudanese Sharia court) and sentenced to 100 lashes and death after she refused to return to Islam. The verdict is not final as it is pending appeal, but that fact is irrelevant to this post. The point is that I’m shocked that so many people are surprised by this case. This is merely an example of everyday Islamic rule; it is not — I repeat NOT — “radical Islam.” It is everyday Islam.
The outrage should not lie merely on the death sentence for “apostasy” (a made up, victimless “crime”). It should lie on any system of belief that allows for the brutalization of people who merely act on love. And Islam is precisely the kind of belief system that allows for this (Christianity too if some “fundamentalist” Americans have their way).
Now some might call me a leftist. That might be true. And leftists have every reason to condemn any and every punishment for “apostasy.” But leftists all too often stand in defense of Islam because (in the West at least) it represents a minority group. Bullshit. I’m calling on all leftists to condemn Islam at its very core. Only when Islam is defenseless can we really hone in on the dangers of Christianity, which, at the moment, pale in comparison to the existential threat humanity faces from Islam.
We should not be surprised that this woman faces capital punishment for the victimless crime of leaving one’s religion in pursuit of love. This is precisely what the “religion of peace” will do when left unchecked. So atheists and leftists, stand with your redneck neighbors and condemn the followers of Muhammad. When Islam is brought to its knees, only then do we have a real chance to successfully condemn the dangers of Christianity.
Usually I don’t post political-social commentary. I hope it didn’t catch you too off guard.