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Unacceptable behaviour?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Weald56, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. Weald56

    Weald56 Established commenter

    Do all religions now have to publicly accept that adherents can leave - or join - freely, and without fear of reprisals?


    CCTV has captured the moment a father-of-six was brutally set upon by hooded thugs with a pickaxe handle outside his home because he converted from Islam to Christianity.

    Nissar Hussain, from Bradford, suffered a broken kneecap, a fractured forearm and a concussion in the attack on Tuesday.

    The 49-year-old is currently in Bradford Royal Infirmary following surgery after the unprovoked assault outside his home in Manningham.

    The episode was caught on Mr Hussain's home CCTV and is being reviewed by West Yorkshire Police, who have confirmed they are treating it as a religious hate crime.
  2. lapinrose

    lapinrose Star commenter

    Islam is regarded as the final religion sent from Allah. In the Quran it states 'there is no compulsion in religion", however if a Muslim leaves Islam, then any Muslim has the right to kill him. I know someone in this position!
  3. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    Not in modern Britain, surely?
  4. Weald56

    Weald56 Established commenter

    Is that acceptable?

    Surely any organisation which says this should be outlawed?
  5. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter


    You're doing them no favours letting them leave. What about their immortal soul? And as for their mortal body? Well, they're not keeping THAT.

    All we can do is catch the proud and righteously (?!) indignant perpetrators of such violence and punish them to the full extent our laws permit.
  6. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    'Surely any organisation which says this should be outlawed?' said kent1.

    What's the organisation here?
  7. Weald56

    Weald56 Established commenter

    I would apply it to any group of people who band together in any form, and have this as one of their core beliefs (see post #2).
  8. lapinrose

    lapinrose Star commenter

    It's frightening, especially when parents choose to kill their children rather than suffer shame and loss of face!
    Islam has some good points and enlightened Muslims don't adhere to the strict Shariah law, but many of the tenets are taken and twisted and reinterpreted, eg by Daeche!
    monicabilongame likes this.
  9. Weald56

    Weald56 Established commenter

    And here's another - more serious- example of this:


    A Palestinian poet and leading member of Saudi Arabia’s nascent contemporary art scene has been sentenced to death for renouncing Islam.

    A Saudi court on Tuesday ordered the execution of Ashraf Fayadh, who has curated art shows in Jeddah and at the Venice Biennale. The poet, who said he did not have legal representation, was given 30 days to appeal against the ruling.

    Fayadh, 35, a key member of the British-Saudi art organisation Edge of Arabia, was originally sentenced to four years in prison and 800 lashes by the general court in Abha, a city in the south-west of the ultraconservative kingdom, in May 2014.

    But after his appeal was dismissed he was retried last month and a new panel of judges ruled that his repentance did not prevent his execution.

    “I was really shocked but it was expected, though I didn’t do anything that deserves death,” Fayadh told the Guardian.

    Why shouldn't he renounce Islam? All religions are, after all, just fairy tales....

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