Friday, May 16, 2014

Pregnant Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy

This is a bit of a coincidence.  I’m reading about the Reconquest in Spain which leads up to the Inquisition and here we see part of the Islamic world about where the Spanish Inquisitors were in the 14th and 15th centuries.

Just as there is no law against stupidity, neither is there any world law against new “Inquisitions.”  After all it doesn’t seem as though the Sudanese are going out looking for violators.  There is no Torquemada amongst them as far as I know.  Of course this woman has four days to accept Islam.  Many of the Jews converted to Christianity during the Spanish inquisition as well and were called “Conversos.” 

If this woman converts and becomes a Conversa then interest will probably die, but if she refuses and is sentenced to death, world interest will continue.   If she is actually executed, I’m sure other mostly non-Islamic nations will want to take some sort of action against Sudan – probably not military.

We have long known that Islamic Fundamentalism wants to revert the modern Islamic world to what existed in the 8th century.  For them to believe that isn’t very threatening.  Lots of people believe all sorts of things.  But for any of them to act upon those beliefs is, or can be with enough attention, very threatening. 

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