My name is Sandra Solomon, a truly concerned Human Rights Advocate and proud citizen of the great nation of Canada.
The following summarized events are completely accurate and took place during my life without the slightest exaggeration. This concise biography is not intended to either offend anyone or persecute any religious group. I’m sharing this with my friends as a devout Christian and follower of my beloved lord Jesus Christ solely to relate my life experiences as they actually transpired devoid of any animosity.
I was born into a Palestinian family in the Westbank of Ramallah and later my family and I relocated to Jordan and thereafter Saudi Arabia at age 9 where I began my education. I did enjoy reading the Quran, yet not fully understanding the meaning of it all due to my youth. The majority of the subject matter was heavily influence by the Islamic faith’s pervasive Quran and Sona. I fervently studied Islamic texts and the Moral codes expounded upon in Sharia Law. We were also taught to abide by the dietary regulations of Halal and to conform to the various prohibitions against specific activities. As I grew up I began to feel a certain uneasiness about certain Islamic teachings. By the time I had started High School where I found joy in studying psychology it became apparent to me that that much of Islamic scripture was completely illogical. As a matter of course my skepticism progressively grew until I final began to doubt whether the God (Allah) of Islam was in truth the omniscient and omnipotent creator of the Universe we inhabit.
The particular aspect of Islam I found most disturbing was its attitude towards women. Having lived in Saudi Arabia 100% Sharia Law Constitution I came to regard being forced to wear the hijab most humiliating and offensive. The women in Saudi Arabia were not permitted the right to choose either the clothing they desired to wear or the lifestyle they wished to pursue. Islam completely disregards the human rights of women and practically made them slaves under the command of men. Misogynistic Sharia Law actually permits men to have four wives simultaneously and to strike and otherwise abuse women both physically and emotionally. In due course I came to the inevitable conclusion that Islam was an exclusively patriarchal ideology concocted by men for the sole benefit of men. Considering the fact that I lived within the confines of a nation dominated by Sharia Law I was not permitted to question any aspect of Islam whether in the school or in the privacy of home for fear of reprisal. I was coerced into pretending that I believed the Quran to be the final revelation form Allah because anyone who expressed doubt otherwise was considered a blasphemer and could be subject to quelling.
I was also very distraught by the fact that the Quran instructed Muslims to either convert or murder anyone who does not believe in its teaching. In addition, and equally disturbing, the Quran teaches that the only true path to salvation is by waging terroristic jihad whereby a devout Muslim martyrs themselves in order to kill the despised infidels. In school we were all taught that Islam would conquer the entire planet and reign supreme via incessant acts of terrorism. We were instructed that in order to be a devout Muslim and to go to Heaven a person must die in the service of Allah. Moreover, we were taught that the Jews are the decedents of monkeys and swine and that “Israel must be wiped from the surface of the planet”. Anyone who does not claim to believe in Allah and his supposed prophet Muhammed is to be regarded as an enemy of Allah and despised by Muslims. Per the Islamic texts if Islam is to flourish and eventually conquer the planet then infidels must either submit to Allah, pay exorbitant taxes (jizya) or be summarily executed.
I began to notice as they taught us Islamic history that the teachings were full of rabid hatred and savage violence, including murder, as mandated by the founder and leader of Islam, the prophet Muhammed. To this very day Muslims are instructed in the Mosques by Imams to hate, curse, practice taqiyya to and murder all enemies of Islam.
Of course I failed to find any inner peace or loving kindness anywhere in the Quran and in due course I came to the point where I could no longer practice Islam and ceased with praying, fasting, reading the hateful Quran and eventually rejected Allah as God altogether.
Many years later I was fortunate enough to have an opportunity to flee to Canada and search for answers on my own without the ever looming fear of persecution or murder as mandated under Sharia Law. I was absolutely certain in my heart that there was in fact a true omniscient, omnipotent and loving God who had created this magnificent universe and all life therein. I longed for a personal relationship with the one true God founded upon profound love and boundless peace without the unwarranted fear. Throughout all of my many struggles as a single mother I always felt surrounded by God’s divine presence and endless love.
On one particular day while idly browsing YouTube I inadvertently came across the extremely disheartening story of a 9 year old Muslim girl (Nujood Ali) from Yemen who was forced by her family against her will to marry. After the nuptials she was subjected to incessant physical abuse, torture and routinely raped by her much older “husband” but was miraculously able to flee and was granted a divorce due solely to the extreme cruelty of her treatment. Of course I became extremely distraught upon hearing of her heartrending story and how the Islamic Sharia Law enforcers ruled that child marriages is both legal and halal.
Consequently her parents, who’d arranged the marriage, her cruel misogynistic “husband” and the Imam who issued the marriage certificate could not be legally punished for this travesty because the Quran (Sora 65 verse4) clearly stated that child marriage is permissible. This atrocious practice is regarded as acceptable because Muhammed set the precedent by marrying a 9 year old girl named Aisha when he himself was 53 at the time. I broke down into tears at the realization that so many underage little girls throughout the Islamic countries were being deprived of their childhood and coerced into a life of brutal mistreatment and incessant rape in order to satiate the perverse yearnings much older Muslim men. Id now reached a point where I teetered between God and Godless atheism.
That same night I was inexplicably compelled in my spirit to actually read the Bible and this persisted over the next several nights. I hesitated numerous times before final surrendering to the call within my heart and purchasing myself a Bible. Once alone I opened this strange book and commenced to read it voraciously over the following three weeks. Once I had finished reading this wondrous book it became absolutely apparent to me that the Holy Bible is in fact the true word of God almighty and that everything Islam had preached in contradiction of Christianity was outright falsehoods. The Holy Bible is not corrupted and deceitful as we had been indoctrinated by our Islamic teachers to believe. I discovered that it most certainly wasn’t the Christians who were the liars but rather Islam that twisted the truth intentionally to discredit the one true God of the Bible. I feel deeply in love with the one true God who had crafted our magnificent universe and every creature in it. A miracle had occurred in my life and I feel to my knees in fervent supplication thanking my dear God for hearing and answering my hearts pleas and answering my prayers. At long last I had found the way, the truth and the life via my precious Lord and savior Jesus Christ.
Thereafter, with the assurance of my newfound faith filling my heart, I took the grave risk of returning to Jordan in order to rescue my beloved son from the clutches of Islam’s evil and return to Canada with him. While in Jordan I stayed with my sister and after suppressing the joy of the good news of the gospel for a while I finally couldn’t resist any longer and shared the liberating message of Christ and his gracious forgiveness of sin. After confiding in her that I had converted to Christianity she immediately became enraged and began to hatefully scream at me and threatened to murder me as mandated by the Quran for any form of apostasy. She became ever more enraged as I shared with her the facts concerning the legitimacy of Christianity which she was at a loss to refute and therefore she banished me from her home. My sister then contacted my ex-husband and informed him of my apostasy begging him to not permit my darling son the return to Canada with me because I was now deemed and infidel. She further informed me that we were no longer sisters and that I would never be permitted to see my son ever again.
I returned to Canada alone and brokenhearted at the events which had transpired and the apparent loss of my beloved son. However I straightaway attempted to have my son returned to me via the government of Canada but was informed they were powerless to intervene. It seemed hopeless now but with a profound faith in my omnipotent God I began to pray to him incessantly and beseeching him to please have my son returned to me. After three lonely months had passed and in accordance with God’s grand scheme, he miraculously answered my earnest prayers and inexplicably my ex-husband, without any discussion, sent my son to Canada. Of course I was absolutely ecstatic and even more convinced than ever before that Jesus was indeed my Lord and savior. I began to share my faith in Jesus Christ with my son which led him to read the Holy Bible for himself and in time he also accepted Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior and was baptized, Hallelujah!!!