While Indian authorities very recently adopted a new law with the provision stern punishment for those who would leave Hinduism and embrace any other religion through interfaith marriage, the majority of its population, especially the radical Hinduist segments and the ruling elites are encouraging conversion of Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Ahmadis and members of religious minorities in the country into Hinduism.
Moreover, such conversions into Hinduism is not only encouraged and patronized by the radical Hindus, they also receive patronization, funding and media support from several Jewish scholars and media personnel. Jewish scholar and owner of an organization named ‘Jihad Watch’, who runs an anti-Muslim website is one of those individuals, who has been extremely supportive of the projects of conversion of Muslims into Hinduism. Some people say, Robert Spencer and his activities are mainly funded by the Indian spy agency RAW, while he also received donations from anti-Islamic forces from around the world.
Expressing his support towards conversion of Muslims into Hinduism, Robert Spencer published an article on his ‘Jihad Watch’ website with the caption “India: Man converts from Islam to Hinduism, now ‘people from Muslim community are threatening to kill me’”, where he wrote: We have seen so many people convert to Islam and turn to jihad violence. So it is perhaps not surprising that a man who leaves Islam would receive threats of violence as well.
The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law. It’s based on the Qur’an: “They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper.” (Qur’an 4:89)
A hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him” (Bukhari 9.84.57). The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law according to all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence.
This is still the position of all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence, both Sunni and Shi’ite. Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the most renowned and prominent Muslim cleric in the world, has stated: “The Muslim jurists are unanimous that apostates must be punished, yet they differ as to determining the kind of punishment to be inflicted upon them. The majority of them, including the four main schools of jurisprudence (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i, and Hanbali) as well as the other four schools of jurisprudence (the four Shiite schools of Az-Zaidiyyah, Al-Ithna-‘ashriyyah, Al-Ja’fariyyah, and Az-Zaheriyyah) agree that apostates must be executed.”
Qaradawi also once famously said: “If they had gotten rid of the apostasy punishment, Islam wouldn’t exist today.”
Robert Spencer in the above article has published a report of a radical Hinduist news portal named OPINDIA, which on December 25, 2020, published a report caption ‘People from Muslim community are threatening to kill me: Qasim receives death threats after voluntarily converting to Hinduism’, and openly extended support to conversion of Muslims into Hinduism – even through interfaith marriage, while the same news portal, as well as Robert Spencer’s website Jihad Watch, are notoriously opposed to the conversion of Hindus into any other religion and they also are part of the anti-Islamic racket that runs a conspiracy theory named ‘Love Jihad’.
The Indian news portal OPINDIA in the above-mentioned report said: A 28-year-old Muslim man by the name of Qasim Khan has been receiving death threats from his own community members after he willingly left Islam and embraced Hinduism.
While talking to the media, he said, “My name was Qasim and after I converted people from the Muslim community are threatening to kill me & my family. I need police protection.” Aligarh Superintendent of Police (Crime) Arvind Kumar informed that a case has been registered based on his complaint. He added that Qasim is being threatened by some people and that security has been deployed outside his house in Aligarh.
As per reports, Qasim had married a 24-year-old Hindu woman named Anita Kumari in 2012. He met Anita when his father had taken a construction workshop on lease from her father. They fell in love and got hitched 8 years ago. Reportedly, Qasim Although the girl’s family was not happy with the marriage, the duo married as per Hindu traditions in 2013. The couple, who resides in Aligarh, has two kids, 7-year-old Kasifa and 4-year-old Ayaz.
The report published by OPINDIA itself confirms that Muslims are being converted into Hinduism by radical Hinduist groups such as RSS, Arya Samaj etc under direct patronization of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In most cases, Muslims, Christians, and other religious minorities are pressurized and threatened by the radical Hindus forcing them to get converted into Hinduism.
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