16 Sep 2007
It's not just Muslims who convert to Christianity who face trouble and persecution, it's Muslims who reject Islam and don't convert to any other faith in particular and just want to be agnostic, practise no religion, and reject Islam for a normal secular life, who face ostracisim and derision and intimidation. I have a couple of close ex Muslim friends who don't like any organised religion and their lives are degraded by other Muslims just when they choose to follow a life of their own in complete rejection of Islam.
The whole thing is so hypocritical because Muslims want the right to carry out 'dawah' and evangelism without hinderance, they want the converts to their religion to be lauded by the BBC in documentaries, they want pure uncritical freedom, but when the shoe is on the other foot, oh boy....
Personally I find evangelical Christians a little weird, because they denigrate my religious background a little, but then I come from a mixed Sikh and Hindu background and we don't go around trying to convert anyone. But I feel so sorry for those Muslims trapped like a character in a Kafka novel in the hellish system that is Islam.