Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Islam - The Religion of Peace

Islamic Prayers are conventionally prefaced by the following phrase:

In the Name of God, The Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful....

This traditional flowery language belies an entirely different reality of the faith.

With H/T to InfidelsAreCool comes this bit of news on the "Mercy" prescribed for a Muslim apostate in the Maldive Islands. Merciful indeed...

Maldives: Man Attacked, Threatened with Death, for Freedom of Conscience

In the Muslim-majority nation of Maldives, a man stunned an audience during questions and answers period in a lecture given by an Islamic cleric, by stating that he had chosen freedom of conscience not to follow Islam. The man, Mohamed Nazim, was promptly attacked, taken into custody, and has been threatened with death and beheading, or other punishments for choosing his freedom of conscience. Maldives media are reporting that it is the first time in many hundreds of years that a Maldivian has publicly renounced Islam, since Sultan King Hassan IX converted to Christianity in 1552 and was deposed.

The Maldives constitution mandates that all citizens of Maldives must be Muslims. A December 2009 study showed the Maldives (with a 99 percent literacy rate) to be in the top 5 percent of the worst nations for religious freedom. It is a nation that has been building its criminal law based on Sharia law, and whose Parliament bans non-Islamic houses of worship. There have been repeated reports on Maldives government publicly whipping of women and the Maldives is in the bottom rankings of nations with a global gender gap.

The Maldives is also a nation that, on May 13, 2010, was elected to be part of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).


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  1. Is it the religion of peace, or the religion of pieces?

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  3. Actually... It's "In the Name of Allah" - a phrase borrowed from the Nabateans. Not that Big Mo cared.

  4. Ran: Just a little translation tweak on my part. I stand corrected (EG).