I just read of a Ohio girl of 17 running away from her Muslim family for fear of being killed because of her conversion to Christianity.
It might be a coincidence, but today I also heard on the news that here in Italy a girl of 18 was killed by her father because she was dating a catholic Italian boy.
It's not the first time that a thing of this kind happened here. Like the case of an year ago of the two sisters killed by their Egyptian father in Texas for the same motive.
Are these just cases of fanatic deviance, or have something to do with the very nature of Islam, so that it is rather the opposite case of tolerance to be against the rule?
Apostasy is the worst crime for Muslims, I hear, and these facts seem to confirm it.
I wondered why it is so, so that Islam can conceive only of a one way conversion, i.e. to itself, and never from itself.
I answered myself that probably it has to do with the idea that all people are Islamic by nature, they know it or not. Converting to Islam, then, would be like coming to know one's true nature. Hence turning away from it should mean becoming nothing.
Not just that: apostates are a scandalous nothing, that needs to be suppressed.
Isn't it time that we start rethinking our superficial way of looking at religion as belief with no real import in life?