Why are Jeje Nehamiah Baki’s Muslim in-laws so hostile? Could it have something to do with the traditional Islamic prohibition — indeed, a death sentence — on those who leave Islam, a prohibition rooted in the words of Muhammad? Western Muslim spokesmen have frequently assured us that no such prohibition exists. Yet stories like this one are not hard to find.
Islamic Tolerance Alert: “Chad: Convert Loses Family Members For His Faith: Muslim in-laws seize his wife, kill his young son,” from Compass Direct (thanks to all who sent this in):
ZALANGA, Nigeria, February 7 (Compass Direct News) — A little over a year after becoming a Christian in Ngudungudu, Chad in December 1995, Jeje Nehamiah Baki left the town to meet up with his nomadic family in the wilderness.
His wife had already returned to her parents and their nomadic lifestyle, and Baki, a former Muslim and nomadic Fulani of the Bororo dialect in Chad, was looking forward to reuniting with her and their two children. But he said his father-in-law, having learned of his conversion, seized his wife and would allow her to go back with him only if Baki renounced his Christian faith.
“When I returned to take my wife and children away, my father-in-law told me point blank that he would not allow his daughter to stay with me, an infidel,” Baki told Compass. “In spite of all entreaties, my father-in-law refused to allow me to take my wife and children.”
For one year, Baki faced threats from family members to renounce his Christian faith. He refused, moving with them in their lives as nomadic cattle people. For about 30 minutes daily, he said, he would sit under a tree reading the Bible and praying as the cows grazed.
Threatened by his in-laws” hostilities, Baki eventually left without his family. A few years later, he returned to try to convince his father-in-law to allow him to retrieve his wife and children. In the course of this confrontation, his father-in-law killed Baki’s young son on August 18, 2002.
“At the end of it all, he murdered my first son, Joshua, by poisoning him,” Baki said. “Having lost my first child, and with threats to my life, I had to leave without my wife, but [returning later] only succeeded in taking away our second son.”…
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