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Apostasy is a crime punishable by death in Islamic countries

Wake up, everyone: Iran is about to execute three men for the crime of atheism…well, specifically, apostasy, rejecting the Islamic faith. The news is not good:

http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/MDE13/102/2009/en/a4056737-ef5d-4af2-aebb-fc85c489e11b/mde131022009en.html

"Habibollah Latifi, Ehsan (Esma'il) Fattahian and Sherko Moarefi have all been sentenced to death for "enmity against God" in unconnected cases over the last two years. They are believed to be on death row in a prison in Sanandaj, the provincial capital of Kordestan."

They are also Kurds, so this is also all tangled up in regional politics. One thing you can do right now is fill in a petition to the Iranian government:

http://gopetition.com/petitions/save-ehsan-fattahian-from-execution/sign.html

Source: http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2009/11/apostasy_is_a_crime_punishable.php


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Added: Nov-10-2009 
By: Entinlude
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Iran, News, LiveLeaks, Middle East
Tags: Bright, atheist, human, evolution, choice, peace, good, evil, supernatural, ignorance, theism, god, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, religion, extortion, church, fail, fear, death, terror, superstition
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