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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Deadly Tale: Christian Converts from Islam

Deadly Tale: Christian Converts from Islam

by Majid Rafizadeh  •  July 9, 2017 at 4:00 am
  • Most of all, the Islamist leaders fear that as a former Muslim, you have true knowledge of what Islam actually is, and you may disclose that information to others.
  • "Not only has [Maryam Naghash Zargaran] been detained unjustly because of her Christian faith, but the Iranian authorities have denied her urgently needed medical care." — U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).
  • "For more than four years, Maryam Naghash Zargaran has suffered in an Iranian prison, falsely charged with 'propagating against the Islamic regime and collusion intended to harm national security.' The Iranian government must cease its targeting of Christians and release Maryam and other religious prisoners of conscience." — Clifford D. May, Commissioner, USCIRF.
Maryam Naghash Zargaran. (Image source: "Free Maryam Naghash-Zargaran - Nasim")
It is currently being spouted through all forms of media -- impossible to ignore -- you will hear claims over and over again by many radical Imams, Muslim scholars, and preachers that Islam is a religion of inclusiveness, that anyone can become a Muslim just by muttering a few words. It seems quite simple, right?
This is not new. I grew up hearing all these claims in Iran, under Islamic laws. To uninformed ears, this can sound almost magical. What is important, however, are the many more significant requirements the imams conveniently leave out. Above all, once you become a Muslim, there is no way to turn back. Your faith is under the control of the extremist imams, sheikhs, governments, or simply the community. You cannot just decide to abandon Islam and go back to how you were living. The penalty of attempting this is death.

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