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To: Little Ray

I’ve now read the entire Wikipedia article. The good news is that it’s true that some prominent Muslims have opposed the death penalty for those who relinquish Islam, and there appears to be no explicit command in the Koran itself that it be applied. The bad news is that this penalty represents the established view, and is generally supported by Muslims in most Muslim countries. It’s a sad story, and a sign of just how barbarous the prevailing views are. “Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error...” Yeah, sure — words, empty words.


43 posted on 12/13/2011 1:24:00 PM PST by GJones2 (Conversion from Islam)
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To: GJones2

You have to look very carefully at the sources and question the definitions.
If it was said in English, it’s meaningless. It only has meaning if said in Arabic. MEMRI, which translates Arabic articles is a good source.
Their definition of “peace” is not the same as ours (just like the Communists). Same for “truce” or “cease fire.”

As for “compulsion” IIRC, one fellow said that a choice between death and Islam is not compulsion - they had a choice.


44 posted on 12/13/2011 4:50:44 PM PST by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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