The man who has been emailing meÂ death threats over the last few days from IP address 126.96.36.199 has written this morning in defense ofÂ M. Cherif Bassiouni, Distinguished Research Professor of Law Emeritus and President Emeritus, International Human Rights Law Institute, DePaul University, who took issue with my quoting his false statements about Islamic apostasy law:
I 100% agree with what Mr Cherif has written to you. He is right, you are Extremist and islamophobic. you are hate-filled person and as far as I know you have the roots to be a ZION who are the most islam hated people.
go to hell.
It’s ironic that Bassiouni accuses me of incitement, and yet it is his invective-laden rhetoric that is echoed by a murderous thug, who obviously finds it simpatico.
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M. Cherif Bassiouni, Distinguished Research Professor of Law Emeritus and President Emeritus, International Human Rights Law Institute, DePaul University, is not as bad as some. He does, after all, acknowledge that for more than a millennium, the four schools of Sunni jurisprudence have recognized that death is a suitable punishment for apostasy — from Islam, bien entendu, the Only True Religion.
Apostates from other faiths, to Islam, have been encouraged, not least by the constant threat of death. See K. S. Lal, among other historians, for what happened to tens of millions of Hindus under Muslim rule. Apostates from other faiths have also been encouraged by the threat of force, or the fate of being forced to endure conditions of life that, over time, many Christians and Jews and — as honorary members of the Ahl al-Kitab — Zoroastrians, escaped in the only way they could, by converting to Islam. Why, M. Cherif Bassiouni, presumably of Moroccan (Berber) descent, should perhaps begin to ponder — why not? — about the conditions that caused Berbers to become Islamized (and a great many to be arabized as well, forcibly or otherwise) in what had been a Christianized North Africa. Monica, the mother of St. Augustine, he of Hippo, was a Berber. This took place after the Arabs invaded, bringing or rather imposing “the gift of Islam” (as Azar Nafisi ironically puts it in some of her public readings and talks).
But M. Cherif Bassiouni, Distinguished Research Professor of Law Emeritus and President Emeritus, International Human Rights Law Institute, DePaul University, is illogical in pretending that his own personal opposition to death for apostates from Islam somehow modifies or weakens the fact that Islam itself teaches and inculcates (for the teaching is not so much teaching as repeated, and quite effective, brainwashing, from cradle to grave) the notion that those who leave Islam, and especially those who do not leave quietly but openly give voice to their apostasy, are to be treated as traitors, as defectors from the Army of Islam.