Activist faces death for dumping Islam

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Mohamed Al-Dosogy, facing death for dumping Islam in Sudan.

Mr. Mohamed Al-Dosogy, an activist who tried to dump Islam for atheism, is in trouble in Sudan where authorities ordered his arrest for apostasy which attracts death penalty.

Article 126 of Sudan’s 1991 Penal Code imposes the death penalty on offenders found guilty of apostasy.

The section defined apostasy as a crime that is committed by any Muslim who advocates for the renunciation of the creed of Islam or publicly renounces his or her faith.

He was released on Friday by the police on the order of a judge, APA has said.

The Sudanese police released the human rights activist, facing an apostasy case after attempting to abandon Islam for atheism.

The police said Mohamed Al-Dosogy was mentally challenged and could not be punished for his alleged crime.

On Monday police in Khartoum arrested Al-dosogy two days after he requested a judge to allow him to change his religion to atheism, a move that was tantamount to renouncing his faith.

He had written to the Sudanese court explaining why he wanted to change his religious status after which he was arrested and charged with apostasy.

However, a judge on Thursday issued a decision dismissing the case and ordering his release.

The judge said the defendant had been examined by a psychiatric and it was determined that he is mentally incompetent to stand trial.

Meanwhile, in a statement issued on Friday, the defense team rejected the court’s decision, saying the defendant never asked the court to submit him to a psychiatric test.

The case has attracted social media comments as Reem‏ @ReemWrites tweeted “ If Ahmed Al-Desouqi’s case goes to court , he will face the death penalty under article 126 of the criminal act (on Apostasy)

A woman, Marian Yahia, got the death sentence last year on similar charge, but activists are calling for her release.

A tweet by Ola Diab, said on the woman: “This is outrageous and disgusting! – #Sudan woman gets death sentence for apostasy.”

“When we fail to condemn evil, when we see it. It persists forever,” Nduka Uzuh, also tweeted.

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  • Happy

    It is sad and disturbing the so called Islamic countries violate the basic Quranic law of freedom of choice. Humans are not allowed to follow the religion they choose when Islam give them the basic right to follow whatever they will. God also inform us in Quran that we are not responsible for other humans faith and God will deal with them for their beliefs.

    Here are the verses from Quran:
    [53:39] Every human being is responsible for his own works.

    [2:134] Such is a community from the past. They are responsible for what they earned, and you are responsible for what you earned. You are not answerable for anything they have done.

    [2:272] You are not responsible for guiding anyone. GOD is the only one who guides whoever chooses (to be guided). Any charity you give is for your own good. Any charity you give shall be for the sake of GOD. Any charity you give will be repaid to you, without the least injustice.

    What is our obligation?

    [6:69] The righteous are not responsible for the utterances of those people, but it may help to remind them; perhaps they may be saved.

    So we are not to punish such humans and let God deal with them.

    • 3:85: And whoever seeks a religion other than Islâm, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers[1].

      4:87 – 4:91: Allâh! Lâ ilâha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He). Surely, He will gather you together on the Day of Resurrection about which there is no doubt. And who is truer in statement than Allâh?

      Then what is the matter with you that you are divided into two parties about the hypocrites? Allâh has cast them back (to disbelief) because of what they have earned. Do you want to guide him whom Allâh has made to go astray? And he whom Allâh has made to go astray, you will never find for him any way (of guidance).

      They wish that you reject Faith, as they have rejected (Faith), and thus that you all become equal (like one another). So take not Auliyâ’ (protectors or friends) from them, till they emigrate in the Way of Allâh (to Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم). But if they turn back (from Islâm), take (hold of) them and kill them wherever you find them, and take neither Auliyâ’ (protectors or friends) nor helpers from them.

      Except those who join a group, between you and whom there is a treaty (of peace), or those who approach you with their breasts restraining from fighting you as well as fighting their own people. Had Allâh willed, indeed He would have given them power over you, and they would have fought you. So if they withdraw from you, and fight not against you, and offer you peace, then Allâh has opened no way for you against them.

      You will find others that wish to have security from you and security from their people. Every time they are sent back to temptation, they yield thereto. If they withdraw not from you, nor offer you peace, nor restrain their hands, take (hold of) them and kill them wherever you find them. In their case, We have provided you with a clear warrant against them.

      33:57 – 33:62: Verily, those who annoy Allâh and His Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم)[2] Allâh has cursed them in this world, and in the Hereafter, and has prepared for them a humiliating torment.

      And those who annoy believing men and women undeservedly, they bear (on themselves) the crime of slander and plain sin.

      O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (i.e. screen themselves completely except the eyes or one eye to see the way). That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women) so as not to be annoyed. And Allâh is Ever Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.[3]

      If the hypocrites, and those in whose hearts is a disease, and those who spread false news among the people in Al-Madinah stop not, We shall certainly let you overpower them: then they will not be able to stay in it as your neighbours but a little while.

      Accursed, they shall be seized wherever found, and killed with a (terrible) slaughter.

      That was the Way of Allâh in the case of those who passed away of old: and you will not find any change in the Way of Allâh.

      Sahih Bukhari 9:83:17:

      Allah’s Apostle said, “The blood of a Muslim who confesses that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that I am His Apostle, cannot be shed except in three cases: In Qisas for murder, a married person who commits illegal sexual intercourse and the one who reverts from Islam (apostate) and leaves the Muslims.”

      Sahih Bukhari 9.84.57:

      Narrated ‘Ikrima:

      Some Zanadiqa (atheists) were brought to ‘Ali and he burnt them. The news of this event, reached Ibn ‘Abbas who said, “If I had been in his place, I would not have burnt them, as Allah’s Apostle forbade it, saying, ‘Do not punish anybody with Allah’s punishment (fire).’ I would have killed them according to the statement of Allah’s Apostle, ‘Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.’

      • Happy

        It is easy to take the verse of the Quran out of context as the scholars constantly preach commoners are not capable of understanding Quran. This give them an opportunity to extricate certain meanings to fulfill their agenda. Please find me a verse from Quran that ask muslims to take another human life except during the war. God does not advocate sin. Taking another human life is sin as per Quran. The only time God authorizes to kill another human is when one is at war with them. Else there is not a reason to kill anyone based on just changing the religion. These are man made laws and has nothing to do with religion of God and Quran.

        • “It is easy to take the verse of the Quran out of context”

          You did exactly that. And; I quoted more than you did (even in relation to “local textual context,” ect).

          “as the scholars constantly preach commoners are not capable of understanding Quran.”

          The Holy Quran tells us (actually it is correctly referred to as the Noble Quran, and in our specific case it should be referred to as the Translations of the Meanings of the Noble Quran):

          6:114: [Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم)] “Shall I seek a judge other than Allâh while it is He Who has sent down unto you the Book (the Qur’ân), explained in detail.” Those unto whom We gave the Scripture [the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)] know that it is revealed from your Lord in truth. So be not you of those who doubt.

          11:1: Alif-Lâm-Râ. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur’ân and none but Allâh (Alone) knows their meanings]. (This is) a Book, the Verses whereof are perfected (in every sphere of knowledge), and then explained in detail from One (Allâh) Who is All-Wise Well-Acquainted (with all things).

          16:89: And (remember) the Day when We shall raise up from every nation a witness against them from amongst themselves. And We shall bring you (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم) as a witness against these. And We have sent down to you the Book (the Qur’an) as an exposition of everything, a guidance, a mercy, and glad tidings for those who have submitted themselves (to Allâh as Muslims).

          16:103: And indeed We know that they (polytheists and pagans) say: “It is only a human being who teaches him (Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم).” The tongue of the man they refer to is foreign, while this (the Qur’ân) is a clear Arabic tongue.

          38:29 (This is) a Book (the Qur’ân) which We have sent down to you, full of blessings, that they may ponder over its Verses, and that men of understanding may remember.

          47:20-29: Those who believe say: “Why is not a Sûrah (chapter of the Qur’ân) sent down (for us)? But when a decisive Sûrah (explaining and ordering things) is sent down, and fighting (Jihâd – holy fighting in Allâh’s cause) is mentioned (i.e. ordained) therein, you will see those in whose hearts is a disease (of hypocrisy) looking at you with a look of one fainting to death. But it was better for them (hypocrites, to listen to Allâh and to obey Him).

          Obedience (to Allâh) and good words (were better for them). And when the matter (preparation for Jihâd ) is resolved on, then if they had been true to Allâh, it would have been better for them.

          Would you then, if you were given the authority, do mischief in the land, and sever your ties of kinship?[1]

          Such are they whom Allâh has cursed, so that He has made them deaf and blinded their sight.

          DO THEY NOT THEN THINK DEEPLY in the Qur’ân, or are their hearts locked up (from understanding it)?

          Verily, those who have turned back (have apostatised) as disbelievers after the guidance has been manifested to them – Shaitân (Satan) has beautified for them (their false hopes), and (Allâh) prolonged their term (age).

          This is because they said to those who hate what Allâh has sent down: “We will obey you in part of the matter.” But Allâh knows their secrets.

          Then how (will it be) when the angels will take their souls at death, smiting their faces and their backs?

          That is because they followed that which angered Allâh and hated that which pleased Him. So He made their deeds fruitless.

          Or do those in whose hearts is a disease (of hypocrisy), think that Allâh will not bring to light all their hidden ill-wills?[2]

          54:17: And indeed, We have made the Qur’ân easy to understand and remember; then is there any that will remember (or receive admonition)?

          • Happy

            Peace – Please sincerely ask God to teach you Quran. I do not wish to continue arguing with you.

    • Mojoman_XXXL

      Islam punishes apostasy with the death penalty. Your comment is utter BS.

      • Happy

        You are referring to man made Islam and you are correct, this has nothing to do with God’s religion of Islam. God clearly teaches us in Quran that human has a freedom of choice. It is God who will deal with individual at the end.

  • Stefanie Daniella

    a death penalty for those wishing to leave the land of the walking mindwashed zombie dead … Islamland al-Sudan

  • friendlykamustaka

    No surprise here.Islam has only survived through threats and violence. Its own clerics admit as much:

  • Mojoman_XXXL

    There’s more and more exmuslims everywhere. They need to organize and defend themselves and also increase their numbers by making more muslims leave islam.