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Islam, apostacy and forced conversions

Reader comment on item: Terror & Denial [by Hadayat at LAX]

Submitted by The Caliphate of America (United States), Mar 24, 2006 at 07:39

If a Christian in the US converts to Islam - fine and dandy, it's his/her decision. No public or judicial reaction.If a Muslim in Afghanistan converts to Christianity - they face imprisionment, public outrage and beheading. The same situation exists for so-called apostates in many Muslim-majority countries.

Christian minorities suffer state-sanctioned terror in many Muslim-majority countries. I know from personal experience that the Assyrian Christian community - which pre-existed the Islamic invasions and still speaks a variety of Aramaic, the language of Christ - has been in a spiral of decline (after resisting forced conversion to Islam for nearly 1500 years). They suffer official prejudice and exclusion, their children are made to learn Arabic and read the Qu'ran, their villages have been attacked and destroyed and their churches burnt.

The same situation of terror exists for Orthodox Christians in Kosovo, Protestant Christians in Pakistan and Christians in Muslim-majority countries throughout the world. And the West does nothing for fear of offending Muslim sensibilities. Such cowardice.

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