In order to understand Islamic doctrinal basis for the opposition and intolerant attitude to apostates from Islam, it is essential to examine Islamic scripture, doctrine and theological opinion; in order to understand where the justification for persecution – and in extreme cases death – originates from. This chapter aims to present the relevant verses pertaining … More Chapter IV: The Theology on Apostasy
From Muhammad bin Muslim who said, “I asked (Imam) Abu Ja`far (al-Baqir) about the murtad [infidel].” He said, “Whoever turns away from Islam and rejects what has been revealed to Muhammad after he had been a Muslim, then there is no repentance for him; rather it is obligatory to kill him; and his wife should … More Chapter III: Orthodoxy v Heterodoxy
I inform the proud Muslim people of the world that the author of the Satanic Verses book, which is against Islam, the Prophet and the Koran and all those involved in its publication, who were aware of its content, are sentenced to death. Ayatollah Khomeini (London Evening Standard, February 14, 1989) This chapter examines … More Chapter II: The Multiculturalism Backlash
Yet we are free to declare, and do declare, that the rights [to religious freedom] hereby asserted are of the natural rights of mankind and that if any act shall be hereafter passed to repeal [an act granting those religious rights]; or to narrow its operation, such act shall be an infringement of natural … More Thesis Chapter I: Literature Review
Much of my inactive blog platform is due to the year long slog of putting this Masters dissertation together, for the purpose of finalising my university degree. Given that I had the freedom to highlight any topic within the field of international relations and granted 15,000 words to do so; naturally it was my opportunity … More Masters Thesis Challenging the ‘Freedom of Religion’ Concept with regards to the Apostasy Question in Britain.
This latest Vice news clip which briefly documents the lives of ex-Muslims from Northern England (Dad) to Izmir, Turkey is hopefully and finally getting the vital message across that those who choose to leave Islam are almost always in danger of potentially losing their lives. The mini documentary is self-explanatory, nor does it highlight anything … More Rescuing ex-Muslims: Leaving Islam
Since Christmas essentially celebrates God’s gift to mankind, every day is Christmas to the believer, as they carry this precious gift every Monday-Sunday every week of the year. December 25th is not the technical date of the birth of Jesus Christ as many already know, we continue to be unaware of this exact date. Yet … More The Eve of Christmas 2015