Under Sharia, Conversion = Persecution and Martyrdom

Catholic Culture: If you lived under a militantly Muslim regime and wanted to convert to Christianity, you would probably assume you could quietly make contact with one of the small Catholic communities in your region and so seek entrance into the Church. But your assumption would very likely be wrong. Because of Sharia law’s prohibition of both apostasy and proselytizing, Islamic reprisals against Christian converts extend not only to the person converting but to the “proselytizing” community which receives the convert. This all too easily creates a sort of “paralysis of prudence”. Full account is here.