Saturday, March 25, 2006

Muslims mix religion, politics

In the Toronto Sun:

That a judge in Afghanistan can even think of sentencing someone to death for switching from the Muslim to the Christian faith speaks volumes about the problems of dealing with Islam.

Except for some Muslims, everyone is aghast at Judge Ansarulla Mawlavezda warning Adbul Rahman that he deserves to be hanged unless he recants his switch to Christianity 16 years ago when he worked with a Christian aid group in Pakistan.

Apostasy -- the abandonment or switching of religious belief -- is a crime that entails death under sharia law.

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