Is this Islam?

Liberal talk show host Tawfiq Okasha recently appeared on “Egypt Today” airing a video of Muslims slicing a young man’s head off for the crime of apostasy, in this case, the crime of converting to Christianity and refusing to renounce it. The video—be warned, it is immensely graphic. NOT FOR CHILDREN—is embedded here (the actual execution appears from minute 1:13-4:00)…….


… Speaking in Arabic, the background speaker, or “narrator,” chants a number of Muslim prayers and supplications, mostly condemning Christianity, which, because of the Trinity, is referred to as a polytheistic faith …. 

read the whole story: Graphic Video: Muslims Slaughter Convert to Christianity in Tunisia :: Middle East Forum.


I just read the story and saw the video.

I cried for that man. 

I don’t know what to say. There are no words, just immense sorrow, rage and disappointment. 


The host is wondering if this is Islam.

Maybe yes, maybe no, I don’t know. 

I do know that this is the result of fanaticism. 

I do know that if an idea/belief/opinion is capable of such a result, then it is dead wrong.


I will revisit the topic of racism when I’m calmer.