How anyone with a soul can defend this religion is beyond me.
Because I am a Christian, I would love to see people come to Christ, but I wouldn't even consider attempting to force someone to convert to my faith. What kind of god would want a follower who did not come willingly? The God of the Bible is all about free choice; apparently, allah is not.
As is often the case, what you are about to read from Atlas Shrugs took place in Pakistan--the land where killing Christians is a sport.
Pakistan: Muslims burn Christian Man for Refusing to Convert to Islam as Policeman Rapes his Wife
"Unspeakable horror. Islamic supremacism.
Pakistan: Muslims burn Christian man as policeman rapes his wife NowPublic, March 2010
Washington, D.C. (March 23, 2010)– 'Travesty of justice does not fit the description of the events. This is simple barbarism.
International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that a Christian man, Arshed Masih, died yesterday after Muslims burned him alive for refusing to recant his faith. Additionally, a Muslim policeman raped Masih’s wife.
Masih and his wife, Martha, worked and lived at the house of Sheik Mohammad Sultan, a powerful Muslim businessman in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, since 2005.
Pakistan's most powerful man, army chef General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani is from the Rawalpindi area and is visiting the U.S. capitol.
In January, Muslim religious leaders and Sheik Sultan asked Masih and his family to convert to Islam. Masih and his family refused to convert and informed Sheik Sultan that they were going to quit working for him. The Sheik became furious and warned Masih that he would kill him if he quit. Masih told his family and friends about the entire incident. Christian leaders tried to persuade the Sheik to let Masih and his family leave his house.
On March 14, Sheik Sultan`s house was robbed. He filed a case of theft of 500,000 Rupees ($ 5,952) against Martha. After taking them for questioning, the police assaulted Masih and raped Martha. Two days later, Sheik Sultan told the couple that he would ask the police to release them if they converted to Islam. The couple refused to recant their faith.
On March 19, Masih was set on fire in front of the police station. At the time, three Muslim religious leaders and three policemen were present at the scene. The perpetrators have not been identified.
Masih was taken to the Holy Family Hospital where he received treatment for three days before finally dying today.
Masih’s children Mary, 12, Nasir, 10, and Neha, 7, are deeply traumatized after witnessing acts of brutality against their family at the hands of Muslims.'"
If that didn't make your blood boil, perhaps this will. But, beware; it's painful to watch.
From Jihad Watch:
Video surfaces of Taliban stoning woman in northwest Pakistan
WARNING: The video above is graphic, and beyond disturbing. It is footage of a woman dying under a barrage of stones. But it must be exposed:
This is Sharia. This is an act Muhammad approved of and participated in, according to canonical Islamic sources including Sahih ('sound,' 'reliable') Bukhari.
This is Islam's 'justice,' 'compassion,' and 'mercy' which apologists will not repudiate, attempting to dodge the issue by assuring the uninformed (and maybe even trying to make themselves believe) that it is not an issue because it is not prescribed in the Qur'an itself. Click here for why that does not make a difference to the Muslims who have continued the practice over the centuries.
And what was this woman's crime? Here is the back story. 'Rare Video Shows Taliban Allegedly Stoning Woman to Death in Pakistan,' by Megan Chuchmach for ABC News, September 24:
'A rare video reportedly smuggled out of northwest Pakistan allegedly shows a woman being stoned to death by Taliban militants in the upper region of Orakzai.
Al Aan, a Dubai-based pan-Arab television channel that focuses on women's issues, said it had obtained cellphone footage that it says shows a woman being executed because she was seen out with a man. The killing reportedly took place two months ago and was smuggled out by a Taliban member who attended the stoning, according to Al Aan. ABC News could not independently confirm the cellphone video's authenticity.
The video, which seems to show a woman tethered to the ground as a group of men throw stones at her, is so graphic that ABC News cannot show it in its entirety. Parts of it air today on the 25th episode of "Brian Ross Investigates."
"It's difficult to know where and when it was shot," says Gayle Lemmon, deputy director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program at the Council of Foreign Relations, in an interview with Ross, "It is consistent with videos that have been coming from Taliban-controlled areas since the '90s."
Lemmon says that when women "stray outside the line" in Taliban-controlled areas, they may "face severe punishment."
"Women are respected as carriers of the family honor," says Lemmon, "but they also pay the price."...'
What a great system: be 'honored' or be killed!
The ABC link has its own video, including a mostly dismal interview with Lemmon, who hedges on whether this has anything to do with Islam.
But we know better."