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Sudan woman gets death sentence for apostasy - 15 May 2014
A Sudanese judge has sentenced a Christian woman to hang for apostasy, despite appeals by Western embassies for compassion and respect for religious freedom. The case, thought to be the first of its kind to be heard in Sudan, involves a woman whose ...

'Apostasy': San Sebastian Review

Screen International - 29 Sep 2017
Little understood and often mocked, the Jehovah's Witnesses have the spotlight turned on them in intimate British drama Apostasy – and what's revealed is deeply troubled. Written and directed by Daniel Kokotajlo, himself a former Witness, this powerful ...

Apostasy Records Signs Night In Gales

Metal Underground - 13 Oct 2017
Apostasy Records announced that the label has signed German melodic death metal act Night In Gales. Fans of the early material can expect a proper rejuvenation of the band. Night In Gales looks back at turbulent times: The first sign of life, 1995's EP ...

Anti-apostasy laws bad for Islam, says writer

Free Malaysia Today - 25 Sep 2017
Mustafa-Akyol2 KUALA LUMPUR: Prominent Turkish-born writer Mustafa Akyol has challenged Muslims who advocate punishment for apostasy to prove that their call is supported by the Quran. Speaking at a forum organised by the Islamic Renaissance Front ...

Film Review: 'Apostasy'

Newsline - 06 Oct 2017
“Not endorsed by the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses,” say the closing credits of “Apostasy,” and while you see the practical need for the caveat, it could hardly be a clearer statement of the obvious. The controversial Pittsburgh-founded church ...

NEKHRAH: Debut Album "Cosmic Apostasy" OUT NOW!

The Gauntlet - 01 Oct 2017
Nekhrah have released a home-recorded demo in 2014, under their former name and have currently completed recording their first full-length album entitled Cosmic Apostasy which was mastered by Alan Douches of West West Side Music. The artwork of the ...

Cuba Abstains from UN Vote Condemning LGBTQ Death Penalty

PanAm Post - 18 Oct 2017
(Twitter) The initiative condemning “the imposition of the death penalty as a sanction for specific forms of conduct, such as apostasy, blasphemy, adultery and consensual same-sex relations” obtained 27 votes in favor, 13 against and seven abstentions.

EDITORIAL: No, US doesn't support executing LGBTQ people

Sentinel & Enterprise - 10 Oct 2017
Fortunately, it isn't true, but unfortunately, the misinformation has already gone viral. The source of the misinformation was a couple of lines in the resolution condemning the use of the death penalty for things like apostasy, blasphemy, adultery and ...

The US Is Retreating from Religion

Scientific American (blog) - 20 Oct 2017
To the degree that apostasy is stigmatized, we expect these reports to underestimate the number of Nones. As the visibility of nonreligious people increases, they might be more willing to be counted; in that case, the trends would go faster than predicted.

Group: Turkish writer Akyol couldn't understand Jawi's Malay summons

Yahoo Singapore News - 27 Sep 2017
Jawi said in a statement yesterday that it had applied to the Kuala Lumpur Shariah Court to issue a warrant of arrest after Akyol failed to turn up for questioning over his involvement in the roundtable talk on apostasy. The religious department also ...

Death Penalty Resolution: US Vote Betrays American Values

Loyola Phoenix - 18 Oct 2017
But there's more to this resolution: it also asserts that religious crimes such as blasphemy, speaking against one's religion and apostasy, renouncing one's religious or political beliefs, are never capital offenses and condemns executions of pregnant ...

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