| The Most High-Profile Apostate Yet - Now 25 years old, Zayn Malik
| Wednesday, November 21, 2018
BCF : Now 25 years old, Zayn Malik was born and raised in a working-class household in Bradford, England, the son of a Pakistani Muslim father and an English mother who was an Islamic convert.
When he was 17, he and four other singers who were competing on the British show The X Factor were teamed up into a boy band by Simon Cowell and another judge. The band, called One Direction, quickly became the biggest of international acts. What set Zayn apart was that he identified as a Muslim. Oh, and his sultry good looks. Harry Styles was boyishly handsome, but Zayn was sexy.
Depending on your point of view, this teen heartthrob was either good or bad PR for Islam. Depending on your point of view, this teen heartthrob was either good or
bad PR for Islam. From one point of view, Zayn – who drank and smoked
pot and had tattoos, all taboos under Islam – performed Islam a favor by
making it seem mainstream; from another point of view, his conduct
(except for his frequent bedding of non-Muslim women, i.e., infidel
whores) profaned the faith.
“To be honest, I’ve never spoken publicly about what my religious
beliefs are. I’m not professed to be a Muslim,” Zayn said. Asked whether
he would call himself a Muslim now, Zayn replied, “No, I wouldn’t....I
believe whatever people’s religious beliefs are is between them and
whoever or whatever they’re practising. For me, I have a spiritual
belief of there is a god. Do I believe there’s a hell? No.”
According to the Daily Mail, Zayn's
frankness about his departure from Islam has caused a “backlash” from
fans who say they're variously “disappointed” and “shocked” and
“ashamed” of him for “mocking” the religion of his parents. (In fact he
said nothing critical about Islam; he just declared that he's no longer a
believer.) A sampling of tweets indicates that he's broken the hearts
of Muslim devotees who considered him (as one of them put it) their
“Muslim idol” but who now say they hate his guts.
Since Zayn has gazillions of listeners who hang on his every word, we
can only hope that his apostasy and the responses to it by Muslim
ex-fans will help enlighten low-information youth as to the true nature
of the Religion of Peace. We can also hope for his safety and his
Read it all here..........
|posted by D Swami Gwekanandam @ 4:24 PM