5 Sharia Atrocities for Jay Leno and Ellen DeGeneres to Protest

5. Egypt: Woman kicked off TV show for expressing skepticism about Islam

Last Tuesday, Egyptian TV talk show host Riham Said interviewed a Dr. Noha, a woman who had abandoned her Islamic faith. Dr. Noha was wearing a niqab, the Islamic face covering that leaves only the eyes unconcealed. She explained that she was wearing it “to conceal my identity. I fear for my life. I don’t want to be killed like Farag Foda” – a skeptic whom Islamic jihadists murdered in 1992. “Also,” she added: “I wouldn’t want to offend my family, who are very religious. I don’t want to hurt their feelings. They get upset when I talk about religion.”

Dr. Noha went on to deny the divine inspiration of the Qur’an, whereupon an aghast Said affirmed her Islamic faith and declared: “I want to implement every detail of Allah’s Sharia, but I am against killing people who do not wish to implement it. I hope Allah’s Sharia will be implemented everywhere, alcohol banned, and the cabarets will be shut down. I am a Muslim and, therefore, I must implement Allah’s Sharia.” She continued: “A thief’s hand should be cut off, and an adulteress should be stoned to death.”

Said grew increasingly agitated. Finally she told Noda to get out of the studio, and lamented having “wasted my time talking to a crazy woman.” Islamic law forbids any criticism of Islam on pain of death, and she may not only have been personally upset by Noda’s unbelief, but also afraid that she herself might be physically attacked for having her on her show.

The stifling of the freedom of thought, and the physical intimidation of those who dare to question Islam – surely these are worthy causes for the attention of the glitterati.