Sudan woman gets death sentence for apostasy -

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 ...

The number of ex-Muslims in America is rising

The Economist - 15 Mar 2018
While the penalties for apostasy can be high in the West, they are much more severe in the Muslim world. In Pakistan, blasphemy carries a death sentence. In Bangladesh, atheist writers have been hacked to death by machete-wielding vigilantes. An ...

Malay women lose Islam apostasy case

The Australian - 27 Feb 2018
Lawyers for the four converts had argued the sharia court of Sarawak, where all four are from, did not have the authority to decide on apostasy cases, and produced letters from the Kuching sharia court to all four appellants confirming it only had ...

Sarawak Christian group disappointed with apostasy ruling

Free Malaysia Today - 05 Mar 2018
The apex court had ruled on Feb 27 that there were provisions in the Majlis Islam Sarawak Ordinance pertaining to the powers of the Sarawak shariah courts on matters of apostasy. Court of Appeal president Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin said the court ...

DAP rep slams non-Muslim body over its silence on apostasy

Free Malaysia Today - 03 Mar 2018
PETALING JAYA: A Sarawak DAP elected rep has criticised the silence of the Unit for Other Religions (Unifor) in the state, over the recent incidents that followed a ruling by the Federal Court on the issue of apostasy. Bukit Assek state assemblyperson ...

Saudi man jailed after accusing government of apostasy

Anadolu Agency - 19 Feb 2018
A Saudi court has slapped a Saudi citizen with 11 years behind bars for accusing the government of apostasy, Saudi daily Okaz reported Monday. According to the newspaper, the man -- whose name was not given -- was also found guilty of planning to carry ...

'Apostasy should not warrant death penalty': report

Pakistan Today - 06 Mar 2018
ISLAMABAD: An amicus curiae on Monday stated before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that an apostate should not be given capital punishment, reports a local English daily. This was stated during the hearing of a petition concerning amendments to the ...

Pakatan Sarawak wants clearer laws, guidelines on apostasy procedures

The Malaysian Insight - 02 Mar 2018
Baru was the legal counsel for four people – three converts; Salina Jau Abdullah, Jenny Peter and Tiong Choo Ting, and of ethnic Malay, Muslim-born Syarifah Nooraffyzza Wan Hosen – all of whom had appealed to the Federal Court for the civil high court ...

Apostasy cases – setting the record straight

Malaysiakini - 01 Mar 2018
ADUN SPEAKS | The knee-jerk reaction of some members of the Muslim community in hurling insults and abuse at me, and even calling for my death, after the Federal Court decision yesterday clearly shows that they do not know the background of the cases ...

Church association disappointed by heckling of archbishop

The Star Online - 27 Feb 2018
KUCHING: The Association of Churches in Sarawak (ACS) regrets the behaviour of some youths who heckled Catholic Archbishop of Kuching Simon Poh outside the courthouse here after a Federal Court ruling on the jurisdiction of apostasy cases on Tuesday ...

Billy Graham Is Gone; Are the 2 Power Prophets Next?

Christian Post - 15 Mar 2018
Christianity could well use a revival in these days of worldwide apostasy and no one would discourage the move of God's Spirit, but it is far more likely that the church may be concentrated rather than expanded in the next few years. Lines are being ...

Apex Court to hear conversion case

The Borneo Post - 25 Feb 2018
“Their applications were only at the leave stage and objections were raised by the counsels of all the respondents on the ground that the civil High Court has no jurisdiction or power to hear such an application, as the appellants' application pertain ...

Freedom of religion by religion for religion

Malaysiakini - 12 Mar 2018
The decision impliedly obliged the Sarawak syariah court to set up a particular legal provision dealing with the procedure for an apostasy application. The move sounds controversial, but as a matter of fact, several states in Peninsular Malaysia have ...

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