And why not? Islamic law forbids Muslims to leave Islam. The prophet Muhammad himself says: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.” (Bukhari, IX:84:57). From WND, with thanks to Ali Dashti:
Saudi religious police arrested a 30-year-old citizen who converted from Islam to Christianity.
Emad Alaabadi, who has a wife and four children, is in prison in Jeddah after his Nov. 29 arrest in the town of Hufus, reports International Christian Concern, a Washington, D.C.-based human-rights group.
Alaabadi was driving his children home from school Nov. 29 when he was intercepted by police. The police escorted him home to drop off the children then took him to prison in Hufus before being transferred to Jeddah.
The Saudi man made contact Dec. 4 with his mother in Australia, who said he sounded very weak.
ICC said if Alaabadi’s case is like others, he probably has been tortured as the religious police attemp to reconvert him to Islam.
Saudis are forbidden by law from converting to another religion.