Sabatina James is of Pakistani origin claims she was threatened with death by her father for reasons of honor and then she subsequently left Islam and became a Christian (Catholic).
The point here is honor killings are not part of Islam. So if one's Muslim parents were to threaten their child with death for honor-based reasons then the parents are guilty of bad practice. It's not a reason to leave Islam.
Think about it, if a Christian left Christianity because a Christian parent killed his/her child for refusing an arranged marriage, Christians would say that's not a logical reason to leave their faith.
The fact of the matter is, Islam dos not allow honor killings as seen in the video below in which a lady called Pamela Geller wrongly claims honor killing is Islamic.
In the video we see Dr Bilal Phillips teach that Honor Killings is not allowed according to Islamic Law - in fact he teaches that the Sharia (Islamic Law) sees honor killing as MURDER which is punishable by execution.
It's interesting to notice how Muslim scholars such as Dr Shabir Ally, Hamza Yusuf and Dr Bilal Phillips all disagree with the wild assertions of Pamela Geller concerning the Islamic view on honor killings. Sadly, people like Pamela Geller continue to spread their ignorance and prejudice and the scholarly voices are being drowned out.
Watch Pamela Geller's falsehoods on Honor Killings and Islamic Law are corrected by clips of Hamza Yusuf, Dr Shabir Ally and Dr Bilal Phillips
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Aside from the misinformation Pam Geller presents about Islam's view on honor killings the other worrying aspect of her work is her misappropriating of pictures of the victims of honor killings. Islamophobes such as Geller will trample on the misery and the hurt of others just to pursue their agenda of attacking Islam and demonizing Muslims. Truthful and sincere people don't do this.
Another point that came out of the video is that honour killings, as mentioned by Hamza Yusuf, have a long history and indeed are not simply peculiar to Muslims. Hamza Yusuf menions that it has taken place in Arab Christian communities as well as Mexico. Of course, honor killings are not limited to these communities - all communities have experienced honor killings be they Sikh, Hindu, Jewish, Atheist, Buddhist etc.. Hamza Yusuf mentioned the figure of 20 million abortions having been conducted in America, isn't this at least in some instances a form of honor killing?
And finally, Dr Shabir Ally mentions those who perpetrate honor killings are not following the Quran, he then mentions that he can find something that can be described as honor killing in the Bible. I Wonder if Pamela Geller would call Dr Shabir Ally and ask him for the Bible references and then make a video about Christianity and Honor killing entitled 'Christian Biblical Honor Killngs'? Guess she won't. Guess the donations and other support she receives would diminish quite considerably if she did. That's the nature of the business of ISLAMOPHOBIA!
Sheikh Ahmad Kutty teaches honor killings are NOT Islamic:
“There is no
such concept in Islam that is called “honor killing”. Islam holds every
soul in high esteem and does not allow any transgression upon it. It does not
allow people to take the law in their own hands and administer justice, because
doing so will be leading to chaos and lawlessness. Therefore, based on
this, Islam does not permit such killings.”
Bilal Phillips and Hamza Yusuf on Honour killings:
Honor killing in the Bible, NOT Qur'an, Dr Shabir Ally:
Christians having dreams and converting to Islam:
Invitation to Islam
Jesus taught people to do the Will of God (according to
Mark 3:35) in order to become his brothers, mothers or sisters. A Muslim means
one who submits to the Will of God. Do you want to become a brother/sister of Jesus? If
yes, become a Muslim.
Learn about Islam:
al hayat tv, Austria, sabatina james Christian, ex muslim Sabatina. From Islam to Christianity – a death sentence, 2003, Only the truth makes us free: My Life between Islam and Christianity, Pattloch 12 September 2011, terre des femmes,
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