Allah does not exist and his Prophet is a coward November 12, 2010Posted by Ezra Resnick in Freedom, Religion.
Walid Husayin is a 26-year-old barber from Qalqiliya, and a dangerous man.
Over several years, Husayin is suspected of posting arguments in favor of atheism on English and Arabic blogs, where he described the God of Islam as having the attributes of a “primitive Bedouin.” He called Islam a “blind faith that grows and takes over people’s minds where there is irrationality and ignorance.”
If that wasn’t enough, he is also suspected of creating three Facebook groups in which he sarcastically declared himself God and ordered his followers, among other things, to smoke marijuana in verses that spoof the Muslim holy book, the Quran.
The Palestinian authorities didn’t share Husayin’s sense of humor; they arrested him.
Now, he faces a potential life prison sentence on heresy charges for “insulting the divine essence.” Many in this conservative Muslim town say he should be killed for renouncing Islam, and even family members say he should remain behind bars for life.
Isn’t it obvious that anyone who thinks his own position is justified, and cares about the truth, has no reason to feel threatened by the expression of contrary opinions, by criticism or even ridicule of his views? It’s only the coward, knowing he would lose in a fair debate, who seeks to prevent any dissenting voices from being heard — for fear of being exposed for the fraud that he is.