Saturday, 26 July 2014

The Man Who Wasn't There

BBC radio today had a guest who claimed that the Sudan apostasy case was nothing but a family spat which "got out of control". Nothing to do with Islam, you know...
But if Islam didn't have a doctrine that apostates must be killed, there would have been nothing for the "family spat" to draw on.  Yet it does have such a requirement.  The Umdat al-Salik, the classic manual of Islamic jurisprudence, makes it clear: any person who apostasies from Islam must be killed. (o8.1)

And, the inimitable Steyn: "The man who wasn't there".

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