Apostates do attract

Meanwhile, if we get tired of banal formulaic denunciations of “white feminism” by white women who write columns for the Independent, we can turn to Ex-Muslims of North America for some real oppression.


The Islamist organization is Hizb ut-Tahrir, and the theocrat who answers the question says: “The ruling of apostasy of Islam is clear, again that’s one of the things the west doesn’t like and seeks to change the ruling of apostasy. As such in Islam it is clear that apostates do attract capital punishment and we don’t shy away from that.”

It’s telling that he shifts the agency onto the victim – it’s the “apostate” who “attracts” murder for leaving the religion. Islam is not to blame, enforcers are not to blame, the apostate is to blame.

There’s also, of course, the fact that it doesn’t matter what “the ruling of Islam” may be in countries that have laws against murder. Islam can “rule” what it likes but murder remains murder even if the perp is an Islamist fanatic like the guy at the mic.

There’s also the fact that it’s not ok to make laws mandating death for changing one’s mind.

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