21 July 2009

There really is no compulsion

Islamic law on apostasy has been much misinterpreted, as the work of several prominent scholars shows.

Faith is an intensely personal issue and plainly each person should be allowed to find their own path in life. Yet freedom of worship and the right to change one's religion from Islam to another are often disregarded in many Muslim majority countries.

Apostates can find themselves being hauled in front of a court to face punitive measures including a potential death penalty for abandoning Islam. How can this be .... ? [Guardian CiF] Read more

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