May 30, 2007
Welcome to the Hotel Sharia in Malaysia
I often wonder why my Christian friend from Malaysia says he'll never go back. Today Michelle helps me understand.
Via Michelle Malkin: Last August, I wrote about the plight of an ex-Muslim woman in Malaysia named Lina Joy. She had converted to Christianity and wanted to marry a Christian man. As the Abdul Rahman case made chillingly clear to the world, there are dire consequences for leaving Islam. Joy bravely went to court to stop being identified as a Muslim--and earned death threats and family disavowal for her apostasy. Now, the verdict is in. Sharia wins, Lina Joy loses:Islam, like most other cults, follows the "You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave" rule."You can't at whim and fancy convert from one religion to another," Federal Court Chief Justice Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim said in delivering judgment in the case, which has stirred religious tensions in the mainly Muslim nation.Muslims cheered: