13 November 2016

Scots Koran revisionist offered police guard

A Scottish publisher who has published a new translation of the Koran that challenges many of its accepted statements on issues including violence, polygamy and female dress has been offered police protection amid fears for his safety.

Paigham Mustafa, who remains the only person to be issued with a fatwa by religious leaders in the West, was visited at his home by detectives following the release of his new book, The Quran: God’s Message to Mankind.

In it he claims that Islamic leaders in the UK are perpetuating falsehoods about the religious text, including the belief that Islam condones violence against non-Muslims, domestic violence and polygamy, that it requires women to cover their faces, and that murder, including honour killings, can be justified. [The Times (£)] Read more