Tuesday, May 26, 2015

No Kuwait citizenship if Christian, says the Kuwaiti Constitutional Court

This is not unique to Kuwait, virtually all Islamic countries deny citizenship to non-Muslims.  The important question to ask, which makes one an Islamophobe is; why is it only Islamic countries legally discriminate against non-Muslims?

The answer can be found in the Qur'an and the hadiths of Muhammad, yet no one in power will bother to read the texts or try to understand the motivation of Islam in context with the rest of the world.  With that blindness firmly in place, we are doomed.

From Jihad Watch May 26 by Raymond Ibrahim

The Islamic prerequisite of Kuwaiti citizenship

On May 11, the Kuwaiti Constitutional Court rejected an appeal by MP Nabil al-Fadl to adjust citizenship laws in order to allow Christians to become citizens.

The current law, according to Article 4.5 of the Citizenship Act of Kuwait, holds that he [a potential citizen] be an original Muslim by birth, or that he has converted to Islam according to the prescribed rules and procedures and that a period of at least 5 years has passed since he embraced Islam before the grant of naturalization.  Nationality thus acquired is ipso facto lost and the Decree of naturalization rendered void ab initio if the naturalized person expressly renounces Islam or if he behaves in such a manner as clearly indicates his intention to abandon Islam. In any such case, the nationality of any dependant of the apostate who had acquired it upon the naturalization of the apostate is also rendered void.
Such is the idea of “nationality” in Muslim countries—one that is antithetical to Western notions of citizenship, where freedom of religion (and conscience) are paramount.
This also sheds light on why Muslim “apostates,” especially those who convert to Christianity, are regularly seen as traitors: abandoning Islam is synonymous with treason.
Finally, it is a reminder why the modern day rise of Islam is reminiscent of the 20th century rise of European nationalism in nations like Germany and Italy  – and resulting in the same fascism.

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