Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Renounce Islam

Times Online reported A group of young Muslim apostates launches a campaign today, the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America, to make it easier to renounce Islam.
Good luck.
The provocative move reflects a growing rift between traditionalists and a younger generation raised on a diet of Dutch tolerance. The Committee for Ex-Muslims promises to campaign for freedom of religion but has already upset the Islamic and political Establishments for stirring tensions among the million-strong Muslim community in the Netherlands.... “Sharia schools say that they will kill the ones who leave Islam. In the West people get threatened, thrown out of their family, beaten up,” Mr Jami said. “In Islam you are born Muslim. You do not even choose to be Muslim.
If you had to choose to be a Muslim, and if you could change your mind, there might well be fewer Muslims.
We want that to change, so that people are free to choose who they want to be and what they want to believe in.”
Free Choice. What a unique idea.
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.
God bless you.
“In 1965 the Church in Holland made a declaration that freedom of conscience is above hanging on to religion, so you can choose whether you are going to be a Christian or not. What we are seeking is the same thing for Islam.”

Michelle Malkin blogged Keep them all in your thoughts and prayers this 9/11 anniversary. And I repeat: Find a way to show your support. These are the people putting their necks on the line for Western civilization. Literally.

marc blogged No religion, no cabal of any kind, can be allowed to demand life-long obedience to its creeds as a condition of retaining one’s life. In this the question of the religion’s value is irrelevant: individuals determine the course of their lives at their own discretion, for good or ill, and no other has a legitimate right to interfere using force as a weapon. Even those tolerance atheists and agnostics who wish to accommodate Islam’s harsher dictates cannot deny the fundamental problem that Jami, at great personal risk, is attempting to address.

Gateway Pundit blogged Dutch News is reporting that columnists, academics and other members of Holland's white, middle-class intelligentsia have signed up as supporters of Ehsan Jami's committee of ex-Muslims.

Bryan blogged The intolerance of which Jami speaks isn’t the result of any “hijacking” of Islam: It’s from the Koran and the Hadith. The Times obfuscates a bit in a “Related Link” to this, but it’s a doctrine shared by millions of Muslims the world over. In Saudi Arabia, for instance, apostasy can earn a beheading. We ought to ask ourselves, if a Muslim living in the Netherlands has to live in hiding after renouncing Islam, is the world becoming more like the tolerant Netherlands or like the Kingdom of Saud?

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