Last week, I mentioned Mohamed Nazim, a man who openly declared he is not a Muslim in a place where that is illegal.
That was incredibly courageous — considering he could have faced a death sentence.
Nazim seems to have changed his mind, though…
“… And as that action was very much related to the feelings of all Maldivians, I believe that it was an agony for the Maldivian people. I deeply apologise for that to all the Maldivians. Along with that, I would like to say that the major misconceptions I had regarding Islam have been clarified. Therefore, I am now a Muslim. I want Maldivians to accept me as a Maldivian and as a child of this community,” he said.
Well, that’s disappointing… but I suppose it’s more important to stay alive than to be honest.
It just gives you all the more respect for someone like Ayaan Hirsi Ali who has to fear death constantly for leaving Islam but faces it with courage.
(via LA Atheism Examiner)