Persecution on Ex-Muslims Christians in Malaysia - CBN Report - Today's Christian Videos
Embed kadosh777 2549 views 2010-10-01T23:23:35 Malaysian Christians Face Threats, Worries<br /> By George Thomas<br /> CBN News Senior Reporter<br /> March 25, 2008<br /> <br /> CBNNews.com - KUALA LUMPUR- Malaysia bills itself as a moderate Islamic country, but today powerful forces are trying to turn it into a fundamentalist Islamic state.<br /> <br /> This has Malaysian Christians worried about the future of religious freedom.<br /> <br /> <br /> "They forced me to renounce Christ but I said no way!" said Daniel, a Christian convert.<br /> <br /> Daniel is a young Malaysian who has lived a secret and sometimes dangerous life.<br /> <br /> "I've been threatened with death so many times by radical Muslims, but by the grace of God I'm still alive," he explained.<br /> <br /> Daniel converted from Islam to Christianity in 1998.<br /> <br /> "Under the Islamic laws of my country, the authorities can arrest me for my conversion," he said.<br /> <br /> Malaysians attempting to leave Islam has become one of the most controversial issues in this country.<br /> <br /> The debate erupted last year when Malaysia's highest court rejected a Muslim convert's battle to be legally recognized as a Christian.<br /> <br /> Malik Imtiaz Sarwar, a well-known human rights lawyer and a Muslim, presented a brief in support of Ms Lina Joy's conversion case.<br /> <br /> "It crystallized a legal basis to implement the kind of measures that we say are undermining the entire societal framework of this country," he said. "Lina Joy was a bad decision, a very, very bad decision."<br /> <br /> A decision that forced Lina Joy to flee the country. Meanwhile, Sarwar's support for Joy made him a wanted m
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