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I'm glad your curiousity was not punished. Some others aren't as lucky.

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Submitted by Constantine Kipnis (United States), May 1, 2007 at 17:15

You are not describing a situation where a Moslem converted out of Islam. How about an experiment: go to three different mosques and ask the imam what to do: "A person I know has just converted from Islam to Buddhism. Some of my friends think this person should be killed. What do you think?"

What do you and the imam in your mosque think of this phenomenon: 2 weeks ago in Iran, the Supreme Court (as opposed to some isolated lunatics) decided to acquit a group of people for killing "immoral people". See the BBC article (fragment below, full text at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/6557679.stm): ------ By Frances Harrison BBC News, Tehran

The accused men believed they were allowed to kill immoral people. Iran's Supreme Court has acquitted a group of men charged over a series of gruesome killings in 2002, according to lawyers for the victims' families. The vigilantes were not guilty because their victims were involved in un-Islamic activities, the court found.

The killers said they believed Islam let them spill the blood of anyone engaged in illicit activities if they issued two warnings to the victims. The serial killings took place in 2002 in the south-eastern city of Kerman.

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