Monday, February 27, 2017

Muslim Reform Group Reached Out to 3,000 US Mosques, Got Only 40 Responses

This is not new. My colleague and President of  Former Muslims United civil rights group, Nonie Darwish, reached to Muslim leaders in 2009 and 2012. We asked them to repudiate the Shariah legal doctrine that requires the punishment – and in most cases, the execution – of former Muslims who choose to exercise their rights to religious freedom and freedom of speech.
The “Muslim Pledge for Religious Freedom and Safety from Harm for Former Muslims” – “The Freedom Pledge” – was sent out to Muslim leaders nationwide, on a rolling basis. A list of the recipients is posted and updated regularly, with the date the letter was sent.
The first set of letters was received by Muslim leaders on September 25, 2009, with a second set sent October 20, 2009.  Over 125 letters were sent to Muslim leaders nationwide in 2009.  Click here to view the list of 2009 recipients.
Another set of letters was sent on July 4, 2012.  This time it was sent to 234 Muslim leaders.  Check here to view the list of 2012 recipients
How many leaders responded? Two. To date, only two Muslims have signed the pledge: Dr. Zuhdi Jasser of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy and Dr. Ali Alyami of the Center for Democracy & Human Rights in Saudi Arabia. Prominent Muslim leaders lauded as “moderates” such as Muslim Brotherhood-tied Dalia Mogahed have been criticized for not showing support for the pledge.

Read entire article here: http://pamelageller.com/2017/02/muslim-reform-group-reached-3000-us-mosques-got-40-responses.html/

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