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Penalty for leaving Islam

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in response to reader comment: Islam's biggest weakness is its disunity.

Submitted by Joe Six-Pack (United States), Apr 3, 2011 at 20:00

Yes. The Penalty for leaving Islam is death. This is a sturctural flaw with Islam. This is a major cause as to why Islam has such disunity. How do you resolve the difference between Sunni and Shiite? If you disagree on any major fundamental view of Islam, then certainly you have left the faith. The groups will work together against common enemies, but only for limited situations and duration. However, if something would unite them even for a short period of time....

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