From the Straining Out A Gnat And Swallowing A Camel Department: “Hundreds Attend Dedication Of Iranian-Christian Church,” from NBC11.com, with thanks to Susan:
Hundreds of people gathered for a special dedication of the Iranian Christian Church in the South Bay.
It is the largest one in the Bay Area.
Nearly 600 Iranian Muslims who converted to Christianity attend the church.
It allows women to serve as pastors, something not allowed in Iran.
You know what else isn’t allowed in Iran? Conversion to Christianity. It was good of NBC11 to notice their little blow for women, but it would have been nice if they had told the good folks in the South Bay about the Sword of Damocles these converts escaped. If these 600 Iranian ex-Muslims were still back home, they’d be facing death sentences for their act of conscience. Nor is that “extreme Sharia,” as a silly new book styles such things: it is based on a notorious statement by the Muslim Prophet Muhammad: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him” (Sahih Bukhari, 9:84:57).
In the United States these converts can live freely as Christians. Yet dhimmi spokesmen will still praise the diversity of the Islamic world over that of the West.