No shock here, from the ‘religion’ of ‘peace’.
Apostasy Punishable By Death: Top Adhaalath Scholar
The leader of the religious Adhaalath party scholars’ council has said he advocates the death penalty for those who convert from Islam to another religion, as well as amputation of hands for certain types of theft.
In an interview with Minivan News, Sheikh Abdul Majeed Abdul Bari emphasised the need for “advice” and correct legal procedures before the death penalty is implemented, but said Shari’ah law ultimately requires the killing of those who leave Islam.
Majeed was also a member of the government’s Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs until he resigned at the start of May under the Civil Service Act, which forbids civil servants to engage in political activity.
His statement follows a media furore over a book co-authored by presidential candidate Dr Hassan Saeed, Freedom Of Religion, Apostasy And Islam, which Umar Naseer of the Islamic Democratic Party has condemned as favouring freedom of religion.
Apostates – those who leave the Islamic religion – “must not be punished by the public,” Majeed said, and must initially be offered “advice, and the opportunity to come back to Islam again”.
If the individual concerned fails to return to Islam, he said, “correct legal procedures” must then be followed.
And he emphasises the scholarly debate over punishments for apostasy – also citing the example of the Prophet’s life, during which no apostates were punished with death. But, Majeed adds, this was arguably because converts to different religions fled to other areas.
Majeed also cites Surah 2, verse 256 of the Qur’an, which states that “there is no compulsion in religion.” And he highlights the issue of munafiq – those who pretend to have faith, but do not – who must in practice be treated as Muslims.
But despite this, he says, apostasy is one of three offences that must be punished by death, along with adultery (by those already married) and murder.
Wow, this idiot contradicts himself quite nicely, when he states no apostates were killed during pedophile muhammad’s life, but then says it is a punishable offense. I wonder if he even realizes this, or is so brainwashed by islam that he thinks he is making sense.
h/t to MinivanNews