September 18, 2007

Committee For Ex-Muslims To Ease Renunciation of Islam

While President Bush asks Americans to wallow in superstition and conservative pundits attack Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) for refusing to perpetuate the 9/11-Iraq connection, young Muslim apostates are honoring the victims of 9/11 by risking their lives in an act of incredible bravery. They are leaving Islam behind to join the reality-based community and making it easier for others to do the same.

The Times (UK) describes a new campaign launched by the Committee for Ex-Muslims on 9/11 to help Muslims walk away from superstition by renouncing Islam. Of course, these are not actions to be taken lightly. Those who abandon Islam do so at their own peril, as Islamic extremists believe that apostasy should be punished by death.
Mr Jami, 22, who has abandoned his studies as his political career has taken off, denied that the choice of September 11 was deliberately provocative towards the Islamic Establishment. “We chose the date because we want to make a clear statement that we no longer tolerate the intolerence of Islam, the terrorist attacks,” he said.
Where might practitioners of this so-called "religion of peace" get the idea that persons who leave Islam should be killed? From the Koran and the Hadith, of course.
According to Baidhawi’s commentary, Sura 4: 88-89 reads: “Whosoever turns back from his belief, openly or secretly, take him and kill him wheresoever ye find him, like any other infidel. Separate yourself from him altogether. Do not accept intercession in his regard.”
To all ex-Muslims, I say welcome to the reality-based community. We're happy to have you.

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