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Mar/09

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The UK Today

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Writing in the London Times, Dominic Lawson interviews a Muslim woman who converted to Christianity:

Hannah’s description in the book of the moment when her “community” discovered the “safe” home where she had fled after becoming an apostate is terrifying. A mob with her father at its head pounded and hammered at the door as she cowered upstairs hoping she could not be seen or heard. She heard her father shout through the letter box: “Filthy traitor! Betrayer of your faith! Cursed traitor! We’re going to rip your throat out! We’ll burn you alive!”

Does she still believe they would have killed her? “Yes, without a doubt. They had hammers and knives and axes.”

Why didn’t you call the police after-wards? “First, I didn’t think the police would believe me. That sort of thing just doesn’t happen in this country – or that’s what they’d think. Second, I didn’t believe I would get help or protection from the authorities.”

Hannah had good reason for this doubt…

Indeed she did. Read the whole thing.

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3 comments

  • Mr. F. Le Mur · March 16, 2009 at 10:33 am

    This insecure, hyper-sensitive insanity always reminds of “Lord of The Flies” for some reason.
    And … hmmm, dee dum, something about the relationship between “shame” and the so-called “narcissistic personality?”

  • mikespeir · March 17, 2009 at 8:03 am

    Yeah. The police would have done what the mob failed to do.

  • Mr. F. Le Mur · March 17, 2009 at 9:17 am

    On second thought, because the original story is a victimist/semi-feminist rant, it’s most likely just advertising for the book.

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