In a globalized world where debate and diplomacy predominate, there is one sure way to discern the sincerity of any particular government: see how it behaves at home, where it is in power; see especially how it treats its minorities.
Cases dealing with apostasy in Islam—whereby Muslims who convert to other religions are tortured and executed—are on the rise and need to be acknowledged for what they are: one of Islam’s most visible attempts to suppress the human conscience—a phenomenon that has dire implications beyond religious freedom. Consider these two recent stories.
Ho iniziato questa serie di articoli per elencare alcuni – certamente non tutti – dei casi più terribili di persecuzione musulmana contro i Cristiani che emergono ogni mese. la serie ha due obbiettivi:
Some are asking why my new monthly series, “Muslim Persecution of Christians,” wherein I collate and assess some of the atrocities committed by Muslims against Christians, does not include the persecution of other religious minority groups; others are suggesting I broaden my scope to include all minorities, for instance, homosexuals.
This series was developed in order to collate some—by no means all—of the foulest instances of Muslim persecution of Christians that surface each month. It serves two purposes: Intrinsically, to document that which the mainstream media does not: habitual, if not chronic, Muslim persecution of Christians.
Niniejszy cykl został zapoczątkowany, aby zestawić niektóre, żadną miarą nie wszystkie, najbardziej haniebne przypadki muzułmańskich prześladowań chrześcijan, które wypłynęły na powierzchnię w kolejnych miesiącach. Ma to na celu:
When reading Western reports dealing with Islam, one must learn to read between the lines. Many of these reports do state the actual facts; but without providing proper context, Western readers are often left to interpret the information according to their own understandings.
Tidligere har vi set den egyptiske prædikant Huwaini (se denne artikel på synopsis)og den kuwaitiske politiske aktivist Mutairi (se denne artikel på synopsis) gå ind for en genindførelse af sexslaveriet. Før vi afviser deres holdning som vederstyggelig, det vil sige, “radikal,” da lad os for fuldstændighedens skyld se, hvilke tanker den respekterede islamiske lærde Majid Khadduri’s har gjort sig om emnet:
Because the persecution of Christians in the Islamic world is endemic, on its way to reaching epidemic proportions, I begin with this article a new series called “This Month in Muslim Persecution of Christians,” wherein some—by no means all—of the foulest instances of persecution that surface each month will be collated and assessed.
Earlier this month I participated in Coptic Solidarity’s Second Annual Conference in Washington D.C., titled: “Will Religious and Ethnic Minorities Pay the Price of the ‘Arab Spring’?” Panelists included Middle East specialists, prominent members of the Coptic community, and other minority leaders from the Muslim world, including Kurds, Berbers, and Sudanese animists.