On May 29, a 37-year old Maldivian citizen named Mohamed Nazim stood up during the Q & A period of a religious lecture given by Islamic scholar Dr Zakir Naik, and announced that he did not believe in any religion. The audience of 11,000 Muslims reacted violently with many calling for his death and some physically attacking him. The police intervened though and Nazeem was led away... (more on this earlier story here)

 

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Mohamed Nazeem has been receiving "Islamic counseling" while in police custody and has, according to the Maldives news source Haveeru Online, recanted his atheism and returned to Islam. At a June 1 press conference sponsored by the Maldives Ministry for Islamic Affairs, Nazeem recited the Shahada (the Islamic testimony of faith: lâ ilâha illallâh, Mu?ammadur rasûlullâh "There is no God but God, and Muhammad is His prophet") in front of journalists and made a public apology for his sins. (more here)

 

 

Tags: Atheism, Islam

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Smacks of both Nazi and Bolshevik re-orientation techniques. Had he not changed his mind he would have committed suicide by willfully vaulting from the roof of a ten story building.
Islam, a religion of peace, populated by blood thirsty maniacs who violently defend their impotent god.
War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

After what he may have been through, I can just hear this poor guy shouting now along with the rest of the crowd:

LONG LIVE BIG BROTHER!
LONG LIVE BIG BROTHER!
la ilaha ulalaha ilwalhala lalala, I'm Muslim too !
Truly terrifying.

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