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When apostates are executed in the Muslim world, it is usually done by non-governmental groups operating with impunity from the government.
  someone who renounces their religion

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someone not faithful to a cause or a friend
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  • When apostates are executed in the Muslim world, it is usually done by non-governmental groups operating with impunity from the government.
  • The execution for apostasy was abolished in most Muslim lands in the 19th century either through European pressure or through the direct European rule; however, cases of imprisonment and deportation of apostates still occurred.
    Apostasy in Islam - Wikipedia  --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostasy_in_Islam(retrieved 05/20/06)
  • The greatest threat to apostates in the Muslim world derives from private individuals who take punishment into their own hands, and states which are complicit by their silence towards these individual crimes.
    Apostasy in Islam - Wikipedia  --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostasy_in_Islam(retrieved 05/20/06)
  • All five major schools of Islamic jurisprudence agree that a male apostate must be executed.
    Apostasy in Islam - Wikipedia  --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostasy_in_Islam(retrieved 05/20/06)

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  • "An insurgent who was previously a Muslim is now an apostate," they declared.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Parson Steve, apostates’ creed!
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Ha-ha—I’m awfully glad you have made an apostate of me all the same!
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • So spake the apostate Angel, though in pain, Vaunting aloud, but racked with deep despair.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • There may be some hot-headed Papists led by their priests to engage in this desperate cause, and think it a holy war; but that Protestants, that are members of the Church of England, should be such apostates, such felos de se, I cannot believe it; no, no, young man, unacquainted as I am with what has past in the world for these last thirty years, I cannot be so imposed upon as to credit so foolish a tale; but I see you have a mind to sport with my ignorance.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • They walked along the electrified fence past a warning sign graffiti’d by a protester or some apostate working slyly in the Pocket.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld

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  • Writing from Paris, Paine called Washington a creature of "grossest adulation," a man incapable of friendship, "a hypocrite in public life," apostate and impostor.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • In the present age men are not very ready to die in defence of their opinions, but they are rarely inclined to change them; and there are fewer martyrs as well as fewer apostates.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Like apostates who feared to bum the Cross, they hesitated between the instinctive and the material; and Peters, caught in the same polarity, must give them’ comfort and destroy their pride.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • Any other tenure by which the West can hold this essential advantage, whether derived from its own separate strength, or from an apostate and unnatural connection with any foreign power, must be intrinsically precarious.
    George Washington  --  Washington’s Farewell Address
  • Then would come "England," and finally, ultimately, the largest compound in the despised, isolated, illusionist Novgorod, where he would leave his triumphant message-the "United States of America," breeder of the apostate assassin Jason Bourne.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Here is idolatry even without a mask: And he who can calmly hear, and digest such doctrine, hath forfeited his claim to rationality an apostate from the order of manhood; and ought to be considered as one, who hath not only given up the proper dignity of man, but sunk himself beneath the rank of animals, and contemptibly crawl through the world like a worm.
    Thomas Paine  --  Common Sense
  • It was a volume of Gibbon, and she read the chapter dealing with the reign of Julian the Apostate.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Nine out of twenty-two Democratic papers in the state are unbounded in vilifying him with such epithets as traitor, apostate, scoundrel, barn burner, abolitionist and free-soiler …. I am afraid Benton will be defeated.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • And you will not have the apostate!
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • So spake the fervent Angel; but his zeal None seconded, as out of season judged, Or singular and rash: Whereat rejoiced The Apostate, and, more haughty, thus replied.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Of No Effect Upon An Apostate By which it appears, that upon a Christian, that should become an Apostate, in a place where the Civill Power did persecute, or not assist the Church, the effect of Excommunication had nothing in it, neither of dammage in this world, nor of terrour: Not of terrour, because of their unbeleef; nor of dammage, because they returned thereby into the favour of the world; and in the world to come, were to be in no worse estate, then they which never had…
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Easily the proud attempt Of Spirits apostate, and their counsels vain, Thou hast repelled; while impiously they thought Thee to diminish, and from thee withdraw The number of thy worshippers.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • You must die, my beauty, or be mine! belong to the priest! belong to the apostate! belong to the assassin! this very night, do you hear?
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Apostate! still thou errest, nor end wilt find Of erring, from the path of truth remote: Unjustly thou depravest it with the name Of servitude, to serve whom God ordains, Or Nature: God and Nature bid the same, When he who rules is worthiest, and excels Them whom he governs.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Tom Paine told the President that he was "treacherous in private friendship and a hypocrite in public…… The world will be puzzled to decide whether you are an apostate or imposter; whether you have abandoned good principles, or whether you ever had any."
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Then, in the line that caused the stir, Jefferson wrote: It would give you a fever were I to name to you the apostates who have gone over to those heresies, men who were Samsons in the field and Solomons in the council, but who have had their heads shorn by the harlot England.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • At the head of the Pont aux Changeurs, behind which one beheld the Seine foaming beneath the wheels of the Pont aux Meuniers, there was the Chalelet, no longer a Roman tower, as under Julian the Apostate, but a feudal tower of the thirteenth century, and of a stone so hard that the pickaxe could not break away so much as the thickness of the fist in a space of three hours; there was the rich square bell tower of SaintJacques de la Boucherie, with its angles all frothing with carvings,…
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Say, Goddess, what ensued when Raphael, The affable Arch-Angel, had forewarned Adam, by dire example, to beware Apostasy, by what befel in Heaven To those apostates; lest the like befall In Paradise to Adam or his race, Charged not to touch the interdicted tree, If they transgress, and slight that sole command, So easily obeyed amid the choice Of all tastes else to please their appetite, Though wandering.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • High in the midst, exalted as a God, The Apostate in his sun-bright chariot sat, Idol of majesty divine, enclosed With flaming Cherubim, and golden shields; Then lighted from his gorgeous throne, for now ’Twixt host and host but narrow space was left, A dreadful interval, and front to front Presented stood in terrible array Of hideous length: Before the cloudy van, On the rough edge of battle ere it joined, Satan, with vast and haughty strides advanced, Came towering, armed in adamant…
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • The Greenfield Gazette called him an apostate "associated with the assassins of his father’s character.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Of No Effect Upon An Apostate By which it appears, that upon a Christian, that should become an Apostate, in a place where the Civill Power did persecute, or not assist the Church, the effect of Excommunication had nothing in it, neither of dammage in this world, nor of terrour: Not of terrour, because of their unbeleef; nor of dammage, because they returned thereby into the favour of the world; and in the world to come, were to be in no worse estate, then they which never had…
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Charles Sumner, who would be elevated to the Senate upon his departure, enrolled the name of Webster on "the dark list of apostates.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Thus, beginning with the fifteenth century, where our story finds us, Paris had already outgrown the three concentric circles of walls which, from the time of Julian the Apostate, existed, so to speak, in germ in the Grand-Châtelet and the Petit-Châtelet.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • So spake th’ apostate Angel, though in pain, Vaunting aloud, but racked with deep despair; And him thus answered soon his bold compeer:— "O Prince, O Chief of many throned Powers That led th’ embattled Seraphim to war Under thy conduct, and, in dreadful deeds Fearless, endangered Heaven’s perpetual King, And put to proof his high supremacy, Whether upheld by strength, or chance, or fate, Too well I see and rue the dire event That, with sad overthrow and foul defeat, Hath lost us…
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • In Islamic law (sharia), the consensus view is that a male apostate must be put to death unless he suffers from a mental disorder or converted under duress, for example, due to an imminent danger of being killed.
    Apostasy in Islam - Wikipedia  --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostasy_in_Islam(retrieved 05/20/06)
  • Also was he known as John the Apostate.
    London, Jack  --  The Red One
  • Ha-ha—I’m awfully glad you have made an apostate of me all the same
    Hardy, Thomas  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles - A Pure Woman
  • So spake th’ Apostate Angel, though in pain, Vaunting aloud, but rackt with deep despare: And him thus answer’d soon his bold Compeer.
    Milton, John  --  Paradise Lost
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