Saudi Arabia to murder Ashraf Fayadh … exactly like ISIS

Who is Ashraf Fayadh and what has happened? He is a 35-year-old Palestinian poet who has been sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia. His “crime” is apostasy – renouncing one’s faith.  Human Rights watch has the details … A Saudi court sentenced a Palestinian man to death for apostasy on November 17, 2015, for alleged blasphemous statements … Read more Saudi Arabia to murder Ashraf Fayadh … exactly like ISIS

Article in Psychology Today: “Rejecting Islam”

Phil Zuckerman, a professor of sociology and secular studies at Pitzer College, has written a truly fascinating article within “Psychology Today” entitled “Rejecting Islam“. He identifies that Islam is rather special in a rather negative sense … Walking away from religion is seldom easy. It can be psychologically difficult to lose one’s faith in God, emotionally painful to … Read more Article in Psychology Today: “Rejecting Islam”

Killing People for Apostasy is really not a good idea by any standard

Kashif N. Chaudhry, a member of the fringe Ahmadiyya sect, writes in the Huffington Post to defend the idea that the Quran does not specifically endorse the idea of putting people to death for Apostasy. He makes a reasonable argument for this stance, and the fact that this is a non-violent stance is of course … Read more Killing People for Apostasy is really not a good idea by any standard

Why has a Pregnant Woman in Sudan been sentenced to death this week?

Pictured above is Meriam Ibrahim with her husband, Daniel Wani, at their 2011 wedding.  Today she sits on death row in Sudan for the “crime” of getting married to a non-Muslim. The new York Daily News reports … A distraught and desperate husband who traveled from New Hampshire to Sudan has been allowed to visit his … Read more Why has a Pregnant Woman in Sudan been sentenced to death this week?