Sabatina James has one wish. She wants to enjoy the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which is 60 years old this week. But the 26-year-old Austrian of Pakistani heritage, in hiding since becoming Christian, is at the center of a storm between Islam and international human rights law.
After converting from Islam a few years ago, James had to flee from a father who wanted her killed for apostasy -- and from Austrian authorities who instead of protecting her, suggested she resolve the conflict by returning to Islam. Read more.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Islam's Challenges To 'Universal Human Rights'
My Muslim friends often assure me that the rule about killing apostates only applies in Muslim countries. The problem, as I've noted, is that this isn't what the Muslim sources say. The Muslim sources simply say that apostates are to be killed, and that those who kill apostates will be rewarded in heaven. Unfortunately, this gives Muslims who read al-Bukhari a license to kill. Here's an article discussing what's going on in Europe.