Egyptian writer facing fatwa, death threats for criticizing Hadith

by Infidelesto on February 19, 2008 · View Comments

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Don’t question ANYTHING the Koran or Hadith says. If you do…I keel you!

There must be something really wrong with a religion when the only way to deal with criticism of one’s scriptures is to threaten death and destruction.

Egyptian writer Bisnat Rashad has become the target of a fatwa and death threats after publishing her book “Sex in the Life of the Prophet Mohammed”. Rashad wants to debunk the myth of Mohammed’s extraordinary sexual powers, which she considers offensive to the Prophet and a bad example for Muslims.

Rashad, who calls herself a devout Muslim, faced harsh criticism from elders on a religious satellite television channel. They issued a fatwa declaring her an infidel and calling on the faithful to spill her blood, even if she were to recant her position. Rashad told Al Arabiya news channel that elders see her book as “a severe insult to the Prophet Mohammed and his wives”. She claims to have received serious threats.

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  • http://www.snakeoilbaron.blogspot.com Saul Wall

    So a devote Muslim woman is persecuted and threatened with death for here beliefs. Any charges of Islamophobia on the horizon? Are any of those who champion Islam against its ever expanding list of “oppressors” going to jump to her defense?

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