Sandra Solomon is an apostate from Islam who was raised in Saudi Arabia and now lives in Toronto. As we reported last month, Ms. Solomon lives under a death fatwa from Canadian imams, who have called for her to be killed for her apostasy.
Also last month, we posted about Masjid Toronto, where prayer leaders call for the death of infidels and the cleansing of Al-Aqsa from “the filth of the Jews”.
Both stories are combined in the video below. It features a recent visit to an open house at Masjid Toronto by Sandra Solomon, who read out a statement to Toronto Muslims that she had prepared in advance.
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:
Below is the prepared text for Ms. Solomon’s statement:
My name is Sandra Solomon. I am an ex-Muslim who lived in a Saudi Arabian society governed by 100% Sharia law.
I suffered a lot in Saudi Arabia from the teaching of Islam, because of the lack of women’s rights.
I was neglected, ignored and forbidden to share my thoughts on Islam to the point where I was always at risk of being murdered by honour killing from my brother, who attempted to kill me just because I refused to wear hijab.
They forced me into a marriage.
Islamic forced marriage is nothing less than institutionalized rape. Do not dare think otherwise.
I took my child and escaped from Saudi Arabia because of the imminent threat of my execution for not following Islamic sharia without question, and came to Canada for its freedom.
I came to Canada to live under a secular and constitutional democratic system of law.
A law that respects me as a free human being who has the right to live and think and be critical of anyone and anything without living in fear for my life and my child’s life.
That is why I am in Canada.
I am a subject of Canadian law. Not Sharia law
I am a victim of Islam and am duty-bound to warn others of its true nature. But unfortunately Sharia law is not leaving me alone.
I was surprised when I found that it has followed us here to Canada.
There are three Canadian imams on Canadian soil calling for my execution.
Their names are: Shahryar Shikh, Ahmad Abdulqader Gendil, and Saees Rageh.
All three of them are openly calling for my execution.
Ladies and gentlemen, criticism of religious and political authority is the most important aspect of liberal democracy. And for this, the imams all call for my death.
They do so on the Islamic grounds that I speak truths about Islam, its founder, Mohammed, and that I left the religion of Islam, all of which are death-penalty crimes under Islamic law, and which Islamic States like Iran, Saudi Arabia, The Islamic State, Afghanistan, and dozens more convict and execute.
We see it here in Canada when Muslim girls refuse the hijab like the Shafia girls did.
I am standing here in your mosque today, asking for you to show me the tolerance you ask of Canadians.
To accept me for who I am and the free choices I made to be something other than Muslim.
My God is a God of love and mercy. I offer it to you, and ask you for it in return.
My criticisms of Islam are of the ideology, the teachings and scriptures. Not any individual Muslims.
Criticizing ideology is not just legal in Canada, it’s the staple of democracy.
Whether it is religious authority, or political, no person, no book, and no ideas are above criticism and scrutiny.
I want to thank the mayor of Mississauga, Bonnie Crombie, for her answer when she comforted me about my concern regarding M103, when she said to me, “This is Canada. We have one set of laws; there is no Sharia law. The beauty of Canada is that we are free to openly criticize anyone and anytime. We have one set of laws and there is no Sharia law in Canada and there will not be Sharia law in Canada.”
When I asked her if I’m I allowed to criticize Islam and Muhammad without fearing for my life, she said, “This is your right. This is Canada.”
Therefore I’m here to ask you the same question.
Can I criticize the Qur’an and Muhammad, the founder of Islam, without fearing for my life and my child’s life?