Hmm, if Ron Paul can’t fix this, who can? (Sarc/off)
The case “should be an eye-opener for world leaders,” but it won’t be.
Iran has sentenced Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani to death unless heÂ converts to Islam.Â
No Compulsion In Religion Alert, and an update onÂ this story. “Iran presses pastor: Islam or death,” by Benjamin Weinthal in theÂ Jerusalem Post, November 7:
Iran’s government and security apparatus have ratcheted up the pressure on Evangelical pastor Youcef Nadarkhani to convert to Islam or face execution, Fox News reported on Saturday.Youcef Nadarkhani, now 34, was arrested in 2009 for questioning the compulsory Islamic education of his children and for seeking to register a home-based church. He was sentenced to death in 2010.
Iran’s security officials recently delivered a book on Islam to Nadarkhani, Fox News said. He is in prison Rasht on the Caspian Sea coast.
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Staring at the view
Just about every time a Muslim quotes a text that appears to be favorable to non-Muslims, it is actually in a Quranic context that teaches the opposite.
According to al-Qaradawi, Muslims always dealt with the greatest mercy with those fortunate people to whom they brought the light of Islam. They never tried to obliterate these people or their beliefs (this is hard to understand, given the total disappearance of the Christians and Jews of Arabia, the Zorastrians of Iran, and the Buddhists of Afghanistan). The greatest example of Muslim tolerance, according to the Shaykh, is that Islam allows Christian and Jewish women to marry Muslim men. He ignores the facts that the children of these marriages must be raised Muslim, that Muslim women are not allowed to marry non-Muslim men, and that in the case of divorce or death the non-Muslim spouse is not allowed to inherit from her Muslim husband. The simple truth is that marriages between non-Muslim women and their Muslim husbands do nothing but increase Muslim strength and influence.
Read more: Â Yusuf al-Qaradawi and Muslim Tolerance
Sikhs beheaded by Taliban
Three Sikh youths were beheaded by the Taliban in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) region after theyÂ refused to convert to Islam. Their severed heads were dumped at a gurudwara in Peshawar…
They were abducted by the Taliban militia. They were Â told by the Taliban toÂ embrace Islam or face death. WhenÂ the Sikh youth refused, theirÂ heads were chopped and sent to the Bhai Joga Singh Gurudwara in Peshawar.
Bhai Joga Singh Gurudwara is a Sikh shrine in Peshawar. Â India Times
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* Â Rape and Jihadi Romeos – Two faces of the sexual Jihad
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(Islam’s blood soaked history. Picture courtesy Aryamehr.)
* From theÂ Thoughts of a Nationalist Indian
One of the canons of Islam is the first collection of quotes and anecdotes of Muhammad – the Sira – written by Ibn Ishaq and edited by Ibn Hisham, both pious Muslims. Along with the Hadith, it forms the source of much of what we know about Muhammad. Here is the first incident of forcible conversion to Islam that I have seen recorded in Islamic history. It happens immediately before Muhammad conquered Mecca. Muhammad’s adherents arrest Abu Sufyan, one of Mecca’s inhabitants who had rejected Muhammad’s claims of being a Prophet. They bring him to Muhammad. Ibn Hisham tells us what happens next, in “The Biography of Muhammad”(Part 4, Page 11)
Muhammad told him: “Woe to you, O Abu Sufyan. Is it not time for you to realize that there is no God but the only God?” Abu Sufyan answered: “I do believe that.” Muhammad then said to him: “Woe to you, O Abu Sufyan. Is it not time for you to know that I am the apostle of God?” Abu Sufyan answered: “By God, O Muhammad,Â of this there is doubtÂ in my soul.” The ‘Abbas who was present with Muhammad told Abu Sufyan:Â “Woe to you! Accept Islam and testify that Muhammad is the apostle of God before your neck is cut off by the sword.”Â Thus he professed the faith of Islam and became a Muslim.”
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