Sudan embassy defiant in face of execution threat to 'apostate' mother

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  • slcdenizen Murray, UT
    June 4, 2014 11:13 a.m.

    @Hemlock, Tyler D, Chris B

    Sarcasm. When the two young men shot up Columbine, we blamed it on music they didn't listen to. When dozens of copycats have shot their peers, we blame videogames that some of them didn't play. But when barbarous acts are committed and the perpetrators GIVE their reason, cite the justification in their holy text, and declare the willingness to repeat the offense, we blame it on ANY OTHER REASON than the one clearly stated. This is insanity. Many agree with my initial claim that the Abrahamic religions, because they encourage compassion on one hand are exempt from criticism for the inhumanity condoned on the other.

  • Hemlock Salt Lake City, UT
    May 29, 2014 7:48 a.m.

    Murray, UT

    Sharia law is not based on theology and confined to one religion? That's a strange distortion.

  • The Wraith Kaysville, UT
    May 28, 2014 4:36 p.m.

    I agree Tyler. The inquisitions, crusades, witch trials and such are thankfully behind christianity (hopefully for good) I hope that Islam can move on as well, but I am also sure there are plenty of Muslims who hope for that too. Islam is a huge religion, I'm met many a Muslim and none condone or support terrorism. To paint the entire religion as nothing more than a bunch of terrorists is just wrong. I also am just pessimistic enough to believe that if christianity ever gained the power in some country out there that Islam has in, you'd see that nation putting people to death for heresy too. Or perhaps passing laws that make homosexuality a capital offense. Oh wait.......

  • Tyler D Meridian, ID
    May 28, 2014 3:31 p.m.

    @slcdenizen – “This is a political issue and has absolutely nothing to do with one of the world's great religions.”

    I may a bit slow but please tell me you’re being sarcastic here…

    @The Wraith – “History holds many examples of christianity carrying out the same type of barbaric acts.”

    The sad fact seems to be that while you would be hard pressed to find any Christians in the world today who take the bronze-age OT commands to barbarism seriously anymore, this is not the case for many millions of Muslims.

    They are where we (Christians) were 500 years ago, except Torquemada didn’t have access to WMD’s.

    God help us all if the Muslim world doesn’t experience their own Enlightenment Age in the next couple decades.

  • The Wraith Kaysville, UT
    May 28, 2014 2:30 p.m.

    Chris this is what happens when any religion gains an all powerful hold somewhere. History holds many examples of christianity carrying out the same type of barbaric acts. Islam holds no monopoly on this kind of thing. Just as I would hope the vast amount of christians would deplore killing in the name of their religion you should recognize that the vast amount of Muslims feel the same way about this as you do.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    May 28, 2014 2:22 p.m.


    The laws are built upon the religious ideology.

    A Christian woman being killed for not following the Islamic-driven laws is very much a religious issue.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    May 28, 2014 2:09 p.m.

    Just more from the religion of peace.

    And who's telling us these acts are being done under the name of religion?

    Those carrying out the acts themselves.

    Same as we've see with countless other examples - its the murderers themselves telling us why they're doing it - their religion

  • slcdenizen Murray, UT
    May 28, 2014 1:15 p.m.

    This is a political issue and has absolutely nothing to do with one of the world's great religions. A religion that has no history or record of barbarity and violence. I just hope this purely political issue resolves itself and nobody places blame on an entire religious movement because of it's explicit commandments to punish apostates - that would be misguided and racist.