There is no compulsion in religion…

…but there is no soup for you either, infidel: Pakistani soup kitchen won’t serve Christians

Apologists for Islam like to quote Qur’an 2:256, which states that there is “no compulsion in religion.” There are, however, myriad forms of coercion, from the jizya tax mandated by Qur’an 9:29 to oppressive dhimma laws, and of course, outright warfare and all of its provisions for plunder, captivity, slavery, and rape (sex with captives and slaves, per Qur’an 4:24).

That same dynamic is in play here: There is no compulsion in religion, but they’ll do their utmost to make non-Muslims “an offer they can’t refuse.” “Punjab soup kitchen forbidden to Christians,” from Asia News, via JW

There is no compulsion in religion…

…unless a Moslem wants to leave Islam. Because that’s

“a Crime Worthy of Death”

“He who leaves his Islamic religion, kill him”, said Muhammad, profit of Islam. Mention it and the soldiers of Allah in your neck of the woods will call you a bigot-racist-Islamophobe and scream on top of their lungs that its all not true and we got it all wrong. But in countries where Muslims have the upper hand, the killers are everywhere:

Muslims Attempt to Behead ‘Apostate’ in Egypt, via RoP

CAIRO, Egypt (ANS) — The latest in a string of failed attempts by Muslim fanatics on the life of an Egyptian man who publicly converted to Christianity in 2008 happened on July 5.

“They were aiming at my neck to behead me,” said Maher in an interview with the US-based Hope Coptic TV Channel. “Something inspired me to turn and give them my shoulder, instead of facing them, which was lucky.” Read it all>>>>

Baron Bodissey has more:

The video below is a German news report about the plight of Egyptian Muslims who have converted to Christianity. It’s an urgent reminder of why we need tomake the world safe for apostasy. Many thanks to JLH for the translation and toVlad Tepes for the subtitling

A full transcript is here…..

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Cologne Mega Mosque: 'Fotografieren Verboten"

WTF are they trying to hide?

Gläserne Moschee: Fotoverbot/PI

“No Compulsion in Religion” – doesn’t apply in Egypt

Two Egyptian twin boys have said, “We refuse to be Muslims by force,” after losing a court case.

Middle East journalist, Mary Abdelmassih, writing for the Assyrian International News Agency explained the background to this controversial case.

“On March 30 [2010] an administrative judicial court in Egypt dismissed a lawsuit filed by Mrs. Camilia Lutfi, mother of the Coptic Christian twins boys Mario and Andrew, against the Interior Minister, and the director of the Civil Status Department for refusing to re-instate the Christian religion on their birth certificates, and invalidate those which were forcefully changed to ‘Islam’ in 2005 by their father Medhat Ramsis Labib, who had converted to Islam.” More

Tits cause earthquakes & Allah punishes infidels with vulcanoes

Not that the Palestinian war against Israel has anything to do with Islam. Oh, no. A few land concessions on Israel’s part will patch things up. “Hamas TV sermon: Iceland volcano was Allah’s punishment of Infidels,” by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook forPMW, April 27, JW/Read it all

Other Mohammedan Absurdities:

Knicker bomber  jihadist rails against “the Jews and the Christians and their agents” in “martyrdom” video

And he cited verses from the Qur’an to justify his actions. Funny how that keeps happening. “Underwear Bomber: New Video of Training, Martyrdom Statements,” by Matthew Cole, Brian Ross, and Nasser Atta for ABC News,

Yemeni-American Jihadi Cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki: It Is an Honor for Me to Have Nidal Hassan and Umar Farouk as My Students

The Inevitability of Sharia Law in the West

“As a country’s [Muslim] population rises, it will approach the Sharia tipping point.” /TROP

Muslims and the Hadith

When is an authentic Hadith no longer authentic? When it says something about Muhammad tht Muslims don’t want to believe./TROP

"There is no compulsion in religion…"

Hugh Fitzgerald explains: “There is no compulsion in religion..” 2:256 Quran

Remember the Fox journalists Centanni and Wiig, who were kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam? Their comments after they were freed were deplorable. They were full of misplaced gratitude to assorted local Arabs (i.e. “Palestinians”).

Update: re  the 11-year old schoolboy  who was  converted by Anjem Choudary without his parents consent, there’s a good piece below from Harry’s Place…

Pakistan: Polish Engineer Was Beheaded by the Taliban Because He Refused to Renounce Christianity And Convert to Islam…

Thanks to ZIP

6a00e008c6b4e58834011571866f84970b-400wiIslamabad Piotr Stanczak did not exhibit the slightest hint of hesitation when the Pakistani Taliban asked him to choose between execution and conversion to Islam.

Whether the Polish geologist acted out of pride or religious conviction, he decided to pay through his blood to save his faith, a choice that bewildered his killers and keep them talking about him with respect after his murder.

Afridi heads a small group of Taliban in the Orakzai tribal district and is loyal to Baitullah Mehsud, the chief of local Taliban who has a 5-million-dollar bounty on his head for being an al-Qaeda facilitator. Pakistani troops have recently been ordered to take decisive action against Mehsud.

Stanczak, 42, was kidnapped September 28 on his way to survey for oil exploration in Attock district, of Pakistan’s eastern province of Punjab. The kidnappers also killed his driver and two guards.Militants released a gruesome seven-minute video in early February showing his beheading. One of the murderers blamed the Pakistani government which failed to accept their demands for the release of detained militants.When negotiations between the representatives of the Pakistani government and the hostage-takers failed, the Taliban leadership gave the Polish man a last chance to save himself, Stanczak’s captors revealed to another hostage, a Pakistani man Mohammad Amir.

Even “Harry’s Place” smells the coffee: Recruiting tomorrow’s Apostates?

Anjem Choudary - I read in The Metro this morning, has converted – in an impromptu street-corner ceremony on an 11 year old boy “to Islam” without obtaining his parent’s consent. The boy was apparently “coaxed onto the platform at an Islamic ‘roadshow’ in Birmingham”.

It is obviously the type of stunt to outrage the public and generate publicity that Choudary revels in. What concerns me more is this:

“The ‘reversion’ of such a young boy without parental consent was condemned as ‘unethical’ by Sheikh Ibrahim Mogra, a member of the Muslim Council of Britain”

I notice Mr Mogra doesn’t declare the ‘conversion’ invalid. He only says that it is ‘unethical’ to perform the conversion in this way. Now from what I’m led to believe, in Islam, conversion is a one-way street. Abandoning Islam after conversion – a sort of spiritual buyer’s remorse, at it were – could be consideredapostasy, which, to Islamic fundamentalists, is a very serious ‘crime’.

From the Elder of Zion:

“There is no compusion in Islam”

From the Saudi Gazette:

The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Hai’a) arrested Wednesday seven persons for “breaking their fast” during daylight hours in Ramadan. Hai’a spokesman in the Northern Border province Abdullah Al-Musheiti said that the arrests came during Hai’a campaigns in streets and districts, and that the seven had “been handed over to the authorities concerned”.

Someone ought to tell the Muttawa that Islam doesn’t approve of their actions.

Or do they know Islamic law better than I do?

(Actually, how Muslims interpret the Quranic verse “There is no compulsion in religion,” 2:256, is fascinating, at least in this article I found. In short, it appears that this particular command has either been abrogated or must be radically re-interpreted in light of later actions by Mohammed.)