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Saturday, August 19, 2006

Azhar Mansor - Is he also an apostate ?

I came across this Christian website that exposes the news that the Malaysian sailor who sailed solo around the world has become an apostate from Islam.
"One man who has publicly converted is the well-known yachtsman, Azhar Mansor, who in 1999 sailed around the world in 190 days without the aid of an engine. The main mast of his yacht broke around Cape Horn. He managed, nevertheless, to reach the Faulkland Islands to repair the mast. What happened on the way between the cape and the islands is subject to speculation. The internet is full of questions by Muslims as to whether Mansor – who no longer lives in Malaysia – is really converted. And there is much discussion among Christians as well. Kamariah’s version is that Mansor, about to drown in the sea, was saved by a dolphin, and that Jesus appeared to him soon after". Excerpt from the Sydney Anglicans website.
I also read that the former Prime Minister Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad was approached by Azhar Mansor who confessed his desire to be a Christian and was told by Tun Dr.Mahathir to quietly emigrate overseas to avoid the repercussions as is being faced by Lina Joy @ Azlina Jailani!

Is this true? Does anyone have more info about this apostasy case? Email me and share what you know about it. Thank you.

It seems that Tun is an accomplice in abetting Azhar Mansor in allowing him to go free and if it is proven to be true that Tun did know the truth and has kept quiet, then Tun Dr.Mahathir needs to explain to Malaysians why he didn't stop Azhar Mansor from apostasising?

As the Prime Minister back then, he is also responsible for the upholding of Islamic Laws in Malaysia as the Department of Islamic Affairs was under his authority.

Looks like the more Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad makes noise about Abdullah Badawi, his own backside reeks with the coverups he has done as in this Azhar Mansor apostasy case! Hmmm.