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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 ...

Muslim Woman Claims Ex-Muslims Just Want To Cash In On Apostasy

Patheos (blog) - 03 Jul 2017
In a really awful attempt at humor, actress Mariam Sobh posted a video recently explaining why ex-Muslims speak out against the faith: They just want cash. Not because they no longer believe in God. Not because they think Islam in particular has ...

ISIS affiliate executes Syrian man on apostasy charges

ARA News - 13 Jul 2017
Jaish Khaled executed a Syrian man on Thursday. The jihadist group had captured the unfortunate man in Sahm, a town in southern Daraa Governorate. The extremist group claimed that their victim was an apostate. A local media activists told ARA News that ...

Is Apostasy Possible for Christians? Hebrews 6 says Yes

Patheos (blog) - 28 Jun 2017
Theological systems, while not bad in themselves, can often lead to very strained interpretations of Biblical texts, especially when the 'system' is the primary intellectual grid through which the text is being read. This can easily be illustrated from ...

Kiwis' lonely journey leaving Islam - 11 Jul 2017
There is a legitimate fear involved in leaving Islam; turning your back on the faith is referred to as apostasy. It is punishable by death in several countries, sometimes by law, and sometimes through mob violence. Even in countries where the threat of ...

Dribble from the Pen: Hearing the Metal Rust

The Dunn County Extra - 21 Jul 2017
Judges stands as the epitome of apostasy, judgment, repentance and restoration. What lies at the heart of this cycle is the nature of apostasy. It never flies at us like some overwhelming force that aggressively wrenches us from our foothold on ...

Another hyper-grace teacher bites the dust - 19 Jul 2017
I was sad to see the announcement but not surprised, as yet another hyper-grace teacher took a giant step toward apostasy. I'm not naming names here, but I'm speaking about a man who had been a pastor and respected Christian leader, but who is now ...

YEMEN: Release Baha'i Prisoners of Conscience in Yemen

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (press release) - 25 Jul 2017
The longest-serving Baha'i prisoner in Yemen, Hamed bin Haydara, who has been imprisoned since 2013, suffered physical abuse and mistreatment before being indicted under Yemen's penal code on charges of apostasy and insulting Islam. The charges ...

Takfir is extremism's demonic fruit

Al-Arabiya - 17 Jul 2017
Al-Ghazali once said: “Only ignorant men rush to accusing others of apostasy.” I've memorized this quote ever since I read it and I recall it every time someone makes rushed judgments accusing others of apostasy. When I listen to how they ended up with ...

To Love His Appearing

Beliefnet - 22 Jul 2017
A larger problem, in my view, is actually—ironically—a fulfillment of prophecy. Some astute observers of New Testament prophecy have long believed the scriptures that point to apostasy. Apostasy simply means a falling away from the faith. Catalyst stage.

The Challenge of Modernizing Islam

AINA (press release) - 18 Jul 2017
On the other hand, the cognitive dissonance created by having to believe that the one and only God mandates death for apostasy (Bukhari 6922), stoning for adultery (Bukhari 6829), and amputation of the hand for theft (Qur'an 5:38), and sanctions the ...

Taboo of Atheism in Saudi Arabia

International Policy Digest (press release) (blog) - 06 Jul 2017
In November 2015, Palestinian poet and artist Ashraf Fayadh was sentenced to death for apostasy for allegedly questioning religion and spreading atheist thought in his poetry. His sentence was reduced to eight years in prison and 800 lashes to be ...

Williams: Christopher Hitchens, a Man Alone

The Daily Iowan - 27 Jun 2017
Oppenheimer contends that Hitchens' support for the Iraq War constituted not only an apostasy from the left but an accompanying joining of the right. What this is better interpreted as is an unprecedented instance of Hitchens “going along” with the ...

Trumpcare Collapsed Because the Republican Party Cannot Govern

New York Magazine - 18 Jul 2017
In 2009, David Frum, the former Bush administration speechwriter whose ideological apostasy was in its formative stages, met with conservative intellectuals to discuss the policy response to the great recession. Faced with evidence that only massive ...

Why Islam Is The World's Fastest-Growing Religion

Here And Now - 17 Jul 2017
You might be stigmatized or face legal consequences for apostasy for changing faith. So that's a factor that they limit what we can capture. But the big change in terms of religious switching in the world is from people who grew up Christian to those ...

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