apostate


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Synonyms for apostate

Synonyms for apostate

Synonyms for apostate

a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc

not faithful to religion or party or cause

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However, he didn't have quite as complete an explanation as to why, of all the groups, apostates most frequently played pretend.
I treated an apostate as he was supposed to be under Islamic laws," Qadri replied, according to his lawyer.
The Quran condemns the apostate to damnation but imposes no earthly penalty.
country of crusaders and their apostate agents," in an Internet audio tape,
The Prophet also said, 'Kill him who changes his religion,' without mentioning a delay, because the apostate is surely a hostile unbeliever.
But then some religious extremist declared him apostate just because he called the Ahmedis his brothers and sisters.
At a meeting to mark the Islamic Prophet's birthday, Colonel Gaddafi said: "Any Muslim in any part of the world who works with Switzerland is an apostate, is against (the Prophet) Muhammad, God and the Koran.
We need to mention that there has been political infighting among the officials of the apostate government," he said, adding: "The apostate government is fully behind this incident which killed innocent Muslims.
Apostate Rationalism and Maimon's Hume, PETER THIELKE
The neocon Edward Luttwak published on May 12 an opinion article in the New York Times, in which he claimed that Obama is an apostate in the eyes of Muslims and that "C*[apostasy] is the worst of all crimes that a Muslim can commit C*"A state visit to a Muslim country, as he continued, would present serious security challenges "because the very act of protecting him would be sinful for Islamic security guards.
Adrian Murdoch's THE LAST PAGAN: JULIAN THE APOSTATE AND THE DEATH OF THE ANCIENT WORLD (9781594772269, $16.
The No Place To Call Home report, by commentator and apostate Ziya Meral, states apostates "are subject to gross and wideranging human rights abuses", including extra-judicial killings by state-related agents or mobs, honour killings by family members, lack of access to services and day-to-day discrimination.
The girl is the daughter of an apostate Bedouin living in London with his prominent and talented surgeon wife.
It is clear that Judaism must have regarded Paul as an apostate.