SMPFTWM-Freedom To Worship
To Global Leaders and Governments
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United Nations Secretary-General, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, President of the European Commission
All Governments and Parliaments in the World
Nobel Peace Foundation and other International Peace Organizations
UN High Commission, Amnesty International and all other Human Rights Organizations
Members of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague and of the International Court of Justice at The Hague, Members of Institute de Droit International and All International Legal and Juridical Organizations and Lawyers
Islamic Conference Organization, Islamic Center of Washington D.C and other Islamic Organizations
All Religious and Spiritual Propagandists
All Universities and Scientific and Research Centers
We the undersigned want to advocate for Freedom to Worship in the Muslim world.
In our rapidly changing world, religious values and human rights are being challenged. Every year thousands die because of persecution, injustice and oppression by governments and religious institutions. If we dont watch it, very soon justice and equality for all men and women will be usurped. In the Muslim world the Muslim people dont have the freedom to chose their faith. We wish to speak out against the Muslim apostasy law worldwide.
Three Focus Areas of Free To Worship
I. Free To Worship wishes to uphold oppressed Muslims by requesting governments, policy makers and religious institutions worldwide to set free by:
Granting FREEDOM to Muslim peoples -
To convert (follow Jesus)
To raise their children in their faith
To marry (for Christian women from a Muslim background to marry Christian men)
II. We seek to abolish the crime of apostasy by amending government/religious laws pertaining to:
Punishment of death for apostate
Confiscation of the wealth of the convert
Nullifying his or her marriage
Disqualifying him/her for the right of the custody of his/her children.
Depriving the apostate from his/her right in their inheritance
Punishment of (alta'ziz) or discipline
III. We call on our national governments and the United Nations not to criminalise the defamation of all religions, in particular Islam. We believe in the freedom of thought, conscience, religion and speech.
Even though there were not many known Muslim converts to Christianity in Islamic countries twenty years ago, there are now open communities of apostates in almost every dominantly Muslim country. For example, conservative estimates suggest that there are at least 70,000 Muslim-background Christians in Algeria alone. Therefore, as the number of Muslim-background Christians grow, apostasy is fast becoming a large scale global problem.
This is due to the fact that Islam is a one way street. One is allowed to convert to Islam but one is not allowed to convert from Islam. However, things are beginning to change as Muslims desire the freedom of religion without fear, harassment and violence.
We request and advocate that the Freedom of Worship be given to peoples in the Muslim World.