This article first appeared on Coptic Solidarity.
A Libyan court has sentenced a young man to death for “apostasy from Islam.” According to the Libyan al-Jumhiriyah channel, the verdict was issued against a young man named Diya’ al-Din Bil’awa, who graduated from the College of Information Technology in 2018.
Diya’ was also described as a hafiz—one who had memorized the entire Koran—suggesting that he was once a member of the Islamic clerical class, thereby making his apostasy all the more scandalous.
It is unclear how the accused’s apostasy has manifested itself—whether he had converted to Christianity, as is often the case with Muslim apostates, or whether he had become an outspoken atheist/agnostic.
According to al-Jumhiriyah, sometime in 2019, the accused was “offered” to retract his apostasy and rejoin the fold of Islam, but he refused to do so.
What is clear is that the apostasy law being cited was established in Libya’s penal code after the “Arab Spring” overthrow of Muamar Gaddafi, when “We [the U.S.] came, we saw, he died,” to quote a then cackling Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.
This development is another reminder that, as with every other Middle Eastern nation that experienced what the Western media long portrayed as an “Arab Spring”—a supposed overthrow of tyranny and authoritarianism, replaced by liberalism and progressivism—so too has Libya, home to where 21 Coptic Christians had their heads severed off for their faith in 2015, taken a turn for the worse.
In neighboring Egypt, it was also just reported the other day that a Cairo appeals court confirmed a five years’ imprisonment sentence (with hard labor) for another young man, the Copt, Marco Guirguis Shehata, who is charged with “deriding Islam.” The accusation is based on “evidence” found on his smartphone, which Marco had said was stolen at that time. His father, a modest iron smith, in Kena, north of Luxor, and his entire family were devastated by the unexpectedly harsh sentence.
These two cases—a man sentenced to death for “apostasy” in Libya, and another sentenced to five years’ imprisonment with hard labor for “deriding Islam” in Egypt—come within just one week of the tragic case of “Baby Shenouda”: Egyptian authorities snatched a four-year old child from his adoptive, Christian parents, and sent him to an orphanage, where he was forcibly “returned” to Islam. The reason for such an inhumane reaction is that Egypt is governed by sharia, which not only bans adoption, but teaches that every human is a sort of prototypical Muslim on birth; they only “lose” their Islam when taught false things or religions—hence the urgent need to remove this child from otherwise loving but Christian parents.
Surely it is high time for the civilized world to acknowledge sharia for what it is—the antithesis of human rights?
There is the Islamic called Al-MASLAHA or Doctrine of the COMMON GOOD. It was created by the greatest Muslim theologian in history, AL-GHAZZALI,
in the 11th century. By it, Muslim clerics can say that due to circumstances, the Muslim community or UMMAH can ignore,abolish parts of Islam that are in the QURAN and hadiths like
slavery,sexual slavery, Death for APOSTATES, holy war or jihad,etc.It was used in 1856 in the OTTOMAN empire to declare
LEGAL EQUALITY between Muslims and non-Muslims.
THE END TIMES IN ISLAM
Shia and Sunni BOTH believe that one day a descendant of Mohammed, the MAHDI or Well-Guided One will appear,and with the Islamic JESUS,
unite Muslims and conquer the world for Islam.MOST hadiths say the Mahdi will rule for SEVEN years.
IN THE MEANTIME there is BRICS
IRAN and EGYPT and SAUDI ARABIA are in the process of joining the MULTIPOLAR organization called BRICS.
Now I think they will use AL-MASLAHA to decide to STOP jihad activities for the time, or even better,stop it till the MAHDI appears. Forget jihad, let’s concentrate on the economic development of our country..
Jack Diamond says
Nobody is fooled by such obfuscations and smoke in the eyes of infidels. Any cessation of hostilities is from weakness or is a stratagem, temporary. The idea Muslims can abolish the mandates of Muhammad/Allah is ridiculous, which is why it never happens. Your Mahdhi comes to break the Cross and abolish Christianity and end the dhimmi “protection” so that there is nothing but convert or die for even People of the Book, let alone every other kaffir. Here’s another end-time prophecy much more welcome: “Islam began as something strange and it shall return to being strange just as it began, and it shall eventually recede between the two mosques just as a snake recedes back into its hole.”
From the “great” Al-Ghazzali: 1) “speaking is a means to achieve objectives. When it is possible to achieve such an aim by lying but not by telling the truth, it is permissible to lie if attaining the goal is permissible.”
2) [O]ne must go on jihad (i.e., warlike razzias or raids) at least once a year…one may use a catapult against them [none—Muslims] when they are in a fortress, even if among them are women and children. One may set fire to them and/or drown them…If a person of the Ahl al—Kitab [People of The Book — primarily Jews and Christians] is enslaved, his marriage is [automatically] revoked…One may cut down their trees…One must destroy their useless books. Jihadists may take as booty whatever they decide…they may steal as much food as they need…
[T]he Dhimmi is obliged not to mention Allah or His Apostle…Jews, Christians, and Majians must pay the Jizyah [poll tax on non—Muslims]…on offering up the Jizyah, the dhimmi must hang his head while the official takes hold of his beard and hits [the Dhimmi] on the protruberant bone beneath his ear [i.e., the mandible]… They are not permitted to ostentatiously display their wine or church bells…their houses may not be higher than the Muslim’s, no matter how low that is. The Dhimmi may not ride an elegant horse or mule; he may ride a donkey only if the saddle [—work] is of wood. He may not walk on the good part of the road. They [the Dhimmis] have to wear [an identifying] patch [on their clothing], even women, and even in the [public] baths…[Dhimmis] must hold their tongue….
Your great theologian preached orthodox Islam, including the obligation of jihad, conquest of the kuffar, and lying to obtain the aims of Islam. Sufis were among the most violent jihadis (the Naqshbandiya more recently pledging allegiance to ISIS).
We’ll give the last word to Muhammad: “War is deception.”
I don’t believe in the Mahdi, but cooler heads in the Muslim world can prevail.
I had forgot to add TURKEY, Erdogan is nicknamed the SULTAN and he really believes in the coming of the Mahdi.
Notice that for YEARS Erdogan was giving arms and other help to AL-QAIDA. In fact,he was working in alliance with the US,who was also an ally of AL-QAIDA,
in SYRIA. And I bet still is. Now do to changing circumstances he,Erdogan, knows he has to IMPROVE the Turkish ECONOMY.
ECONOMIC SITUATION IN TURKEY
It has a DEBT of 3 TRILLION and is on the verge of BANKRUPTCY,one reason why he has turned to BRICS and will join it.
INFLATION is at 80%,others say 100%.
THE SAME IN IRAN
Iran and Turkey were ENEMIES in the SYRIA war, Iran and Russia being allies of Syria against Al-Qaida.
Now they are getting along better.Iran,though guilty of terrorist attacks in the past, has,for several years now, done NOTHING.
Jihad is becoming a thing of the past,IF,only IF, the MULTIPOLAR world is NOT destroyed
by the GLOBALISTS(Soros,WEF,Great Reset).
HENRY KISSINGER AGREES
Kissinger agreed,in an interview like a month ago, that we have to have an EQUILIBRIUM. That is just another word for multipolar world.
I admire the author’s optimism to think the West is still a civilized world, respects human rights.. and would speak up against sharia. The past two ‘pandemic’ years have proven the first two assumptions to be an illusion, and we do know how forthcoming our liberal societies are with criticism of anything islamic. I’m being facetious here..
What I do see on the horizon is the moon god’s conquest of both the ME and the West, i.e. an attempt to revive the Ottoman empire: the Beast of Apoc. 13 .. and its final defeat by the returning King of kings as outlined in the rest of Christ’s Revelation.
Otherwise, many thanks Mr Ibrahim for your continued reporting and opening eyes to the threat.
Mo de Profit says
In the East End of London, where I am currently stationed, the conquest is complete, 100% complete. They are everywhere in Europe, everywhere, and their women aren’t gender confused, they have babies, lots of babies. European women are more interested in dogs, cats and their pointless careers (all careers ore pointless when we retire).
Islam has won here already. All we can do is hope that as they no longer have to battle, that they notice what a fantastic lifestyle we have and want it to continue.
Jack Diamond says
They are obligated to make you feel “subdued”, subjugated and humiliated. Muslims are an umma, not a group of individuals, and they don’t suffer from self-contempt or lack of zealotry. As for lifestyle, they are happy to take their spoils, how fantastic it will be you only have to look at countries where they have the upper hand, like Egypt and Libya, for a preview of coming attractions.
Civil war or dhimmitude, they will only leave you those choices. A crisis entirely self-inflicted.
Mo de Profit says
You won’t find an islamic school anywhere in the world teaching kids about transgender homosexuals, lesbians etc. Any teacher attempting that would be beheaded.
You won’t find women in mosques leading prayers, there’s always separate facilities for them to pray away from the men. That’s probably a bonus when one considers how they pray.
The Arab spring was a scam created by the UN, just like the Human Rights commission that has Saudi Arabia and China on its board, a scam.
The UN is demanding the western world reduces its population, they don’t mean the islamic part of the western world.
The head of this serpent needs to be removed, defund the UN.
Andrew Blackadder says
It tells me a lot about the shallow nature of islamic teachings when they wish to kill a person who grew up and decided he didnt believe in the religion that was forced upon them when they were a baby as I give up thinking of things I believed to be true when I was a boy and now that I am man I wonder why I thought as I did when I was a boy.
islamic teachings are like a child’s thought process.. Do as you are told to think at aged 5 even if you are now 35 in fear of being killed by a bunch of old closet case dudes in a turban.
islam is a Fascist Religious Cult in every definition of those three words.
Jack Diamond says
Islam means submission, not thinking for yourself. It only survived through compulsion, the first war after the death of Muhammad was the war on apostasy, when mass numbers of Muslims wished to leave Islam and faced either the sword or remaining Muslim. The fear of being murdered extends to those who would “deride Islam.” As Khomeini put it, “there is no fun in Islam.”