CBC asks “who benefits from rescuing” ex-Muslim girl who fled parents who threatened her, worries it’s “far-right”

The CBC’s Shanifa Nasser, her bio tells us, “holds a Master’s degree in Islamic Studies,” and here she is doing her best to transform a feel-good story about a teenage girl rescued from danger into something ugly and suspicious, from which the “far-right,” those ever-present bogeymen, will benefit.

“What happens the next time a teenage girl or adult woman from Saudi Arabia flees her family and declares herself to no longer be a Muslim, does that mean automatic sanctuary?”

Well, why not?

“In Saudi Arabia, leaving Islam is treated as a crime punishable by death.”

Nasser, despite her Master’s degree in Islamic Studies, neglects to inform us that the death penalty for apostasy is not just Saudi law, but Islamic law. The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law. It’s based on the Qur’an: “They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper.” (Qur’an 4:89)

A hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him” (Bukhari 9.84.57). The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law according to all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence.

via CBC asks “who benefits from rescuing” ex-Muslim girl who fled parents who threatened her, worries it’s “far-right”

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