Women in Islam, Equal or Oppressed: Sabatina James

Who is Sabatina James?

“In late 2003, perhaps early 2004, Sabatina’s story became public in Austria, a story that thus far had not been considered possible: A young woman of Pakistani origin sentenced to death by her own family for converting to Christianity. Prior to that she had been sent to Pakistan to study the “real Islam” in a madrassa, where she was taught to hate the West, and then to be married to her cousin, Salman. In both of her books she recounts her harrowing time in the madrassa, the brainwashing she was subjected to, her trying — in vain — to speak to Allah.

. . . the death fatwa was put on her head because she did something that was worse than anything else she did: she converted to Christianity.

h/t RC