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Apostasy

Does the Koran Endorse Apostasy Laws?

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 07.01.2014 | Religion
Kashif N. Chaudhry

Muslims consider the Koran the word of God. Hence, it is the primary and supreme source of jurisprudence in Islam. The practice of Prophet Muhammad, Sunnah, is second in line. Both leave no doubt that apostasy is not a punishable offense at all, let alone by death.

Report: U.S. In Talks To Allow Freed 'Apostasy' Prisoner To Leave Sudan

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2014 | World

CAIRO, June 28 (Reuters) - Sudanese authorities and U.S. officials in Khartoum are negotiating to allow a Sudanese woman, who married an American an...

Sudanese Woman Sentenced For Apostasy Freed After Re-Arrest

AP | MOHAMED OSMAN | Posted 06.26.2014 | World

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for apostasy was overturned was freed again on Thursday after being detained ...

Mormon Women's Group Founder Faces Excommunication For Her Views

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 06.17.2014 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two months after Mormon Kate Kelly led hundreds in a demonstration to shed light on gender inequality in the religion — defy...

Confusion Over Fate Of Sudanese Woman Who Faces Execution

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.03.2014 | World

As Sudanese authorities are facing growing international pressure to halt the execution of a woman sentenced to death for allegedly converting to Chri...

Sudan Official: Woman Sentenced To Death For 'Apostasy' To Be Freed Soon

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2014 | World

KHARTOUM, May 31 (Reuters) - A Sudanese woman sentenced to death for converting to Christianity is expected to be released soon, a government official...

Sudanese Woman Sentenced To Death For 'Apostasy' Gives Birth In Jail

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.27.2014 | World

A 27-year-old Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for "apostasy" two weeks ago has given birth to a baby girl in prison, her lawyers announced o...

Pregnant Woman Sentenced To Death For Her Faith Says She Won't Renounce Christianity

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.24.2014 | Religion

Even in the face of death, a pregnant woman in Sudan says she will not renounce her Christian faith. Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, who is in her late-twent...

Woman Sentenced To Death For 'Apostasy'

AP | MOHAMMED SAEED and HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 07.15.2014 | Religion

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A pregnant Sudanese woman who married a Christian man was sentenced to death Thursday after she refused to recant her Christi...

Sudanese Woman May Face Death For Choosing Christianity Over Islam

Reuters | Khalid Abdel Azizi | Posted 05.15.2014 | World

KHARTOUM, May 15 (Reuters) - A Sudanese court has sentenced a 27-year-old woman to death for converting to Christianity, judicial sources said. ...

The Phobia of Being Called Islamophobic

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Ali A. Rizvi

When you're unable to introduce Pakistan-style blasphemy laws in a secular, Western society, you have to find alternative ways to silence those who offend you, right? And that's where the "Islamophobia" smear comes in.

Atheists in Afghanistan

Kelly James Clark | Posted 05.20.2014 | Religion
Kelly James Clark

The right to freedom of belief protects (or should protect) the Muslim in Christian-majority nations, the Christian in Muslim-majority nations, and the unbeliever in both sorts of nations.

Believe or Die: 4 Member States of the Human Rights Council Where Apostasy Means Death

Bob Churchill | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Bob Churchill

What the report itself did not do was to compare these 77 countries posing "severe" or even "grave" problems, with the member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Let's do that now!

Christian Convert Arrested In Iran For Distributing Bibles

Agence France Presse | | Posted 10.21.2013 | Religion

An Iranian Christian convert has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for distributing Bibles in his home country, the Vatican missionary news agency ...

Why I Call Myself An 'Atheist Muslim'

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 07.13.2013 | Religion
Ali A. Rizvi

Just like Judaism is a religion that can exist independently from Jewish ethnicity or Jewish culture, Islam is a religion, and even though Muslims are ethnically and racially varied, there really is such a thing as a Muslim culture that can exist separately from Islam.

U.S. Citizen And Pastor Visiting Family In Iran Thrown In Jail Without Charge

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 12.19.2012 | Religion

Rev. Saeed Abedini, a 32-year-old U.S. citizen and a Christian convert of Iranian origin has been imprisoned without charges in one of Iran's notoriou...

Confronting Pamela Geller

Harris Zafar | Posted 09.12.2012 | Religion
Harris Zafar

Her claims are so bizarre that one struggles to understand whether they are worthy of a response. Yet, hidden beneath lie tangible attacks against the very teachings of Islam, and it is imperative to address these.

Islam And Punishment For Apostasy

Harris Zafar | Posted 05.12.2012 | Religion
Harris Zafar

Any attempt to compel Pastor Nadarkhani to recant his Christian faith is barbaric and against the teachings of the Quran.

The Case of Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani -- Apostasy from Islam is a Right, Not A Crime

Mustafa Akyol | Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion
Mustafa Akyol

Instead of remaining silent in the face of executions such as the one that Yousef Nadarkhani faces, let alone condoning them, we Muslims should speak out against them forcefully.

Iran's Death Penalty For Christian Pastor Violates The Quran

Harris Zafar | Posted 12.04.2011 | Religion
Harris Zafar

In Iran, Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani faces the death penalty for the "crime" of leaving Islam as a teenager and converting to Christianity. Many mistakenly believe that Islam supports this barbaric practice.

Don't Kill The Apostate Yosef Nadarkhani

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 12.03.2011 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Now that the 11th branch of Iran's Gilan Provincial Court has declared that Nadarkhani belong to a Muslim family and therefore must recant his Christian faith, he could be executed within a week.

Blasphemy and 'Sharia' Laws: Legitimizing Corruption and Cognitive Dissonance in Muslim Lands

Yursil Kidwai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Yursil Kidwai

It is high time for Muslims to accept that what is making Muslim states un-Islamic isn't a possible repeal of blasphemy laws.

Rifqa, the Reverand and Apostasy

Salam Al Marayati | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Salam Al Marayati

Mohamed Bary says she can practice any faith she wants -- clearly, he is not a fundamentalist. He believes his daughter was brainwashed and kidnapped.