He sounds convincing, but did he renounce the shahada, in public? Umar is still sporting his Muslim beard. Â Lets give him the benefit of the doubt, but not more:
Prominent American Muslim, Umar Lee, leaves Islam: “We were lied to”
Umar Lee, a convert to Islam from St. Louis, was once enough of an Islamic supremacist toÂ write to a rival: “i could cut your neck with the sword of islam and watch you squeal like a bitch like daniel pearl.” In an email exchange with me, heÂ endorsed the death penalty for apostasy.
But now he has left Islam and returned to Christianity. Watch the video; in it he makes many, many important points about how converts to Islam are lied to, and how Islam establishes an empire of fear. Â (JW)
Note especially this, starting at 4:04:
“We can talk about the grievance industry, CAIR, etc., trying to hype up the threat of Islamophobia. Islamophobia is very minor. You want to talk about religious bias? You convert to Christianity in Saudi Arabia, you’re murdered. You convert from Islam in so many Muslim countries, it’s the death penalty. Why are Muslim societies so afraid of missionaries? Why are Muslim societies so afraid of freedom of speech? Why are Muslim societies so afraid of the Gospel? Why are Muslim societies so afraid of the message of Jesus Christ? If you believe Islam is the truth, why don’t you believe Islam can compete in the marketplace of ideas? Obviously you don’t, or you wouldn’t kill people that convert to Christianity and put missionaries in jail.”
Clearly they don’t believe Islam can compete in the marketplace of ideas. Just yesterday I offered to debate UC-Berkeley’s professor of “Islamophobia,” Hatem Bazian. He responded: “Racist are not to be debated they are to be shunned.” (Yes, this university professor wrote “racist are.” He didn’t explain what race jihad terror is. They never do. This “racism” business is just a cover for what Umar Lee says: their knowledge of and fear of the fact that they know their ideas can’t compete, or hold up to scrutiny.
Umar: be well, and be safe.