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Yes, muslim apostates from Islam are often killed, beaten, or receive death threats

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in response to reader comment: Is leaving islam punishable by death in the koran or other Muslim books?

Submitted by sara (United States), Sep 26, 2007 at 17:21

Here are just a few examples:

http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=52004

Convert from Islam to Christianity killed Refused to join crowd chanting verses from Quran during lunar eclipse

http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewForeignBureaus.asp?Page=%5CForeignBureaus%5Carchive%5C200603%5CFOR20060322b.html

Trial of Afghan Convert Emphasizes Need for Judicial ReformTwo other converts from Islam in custody; another hospitalized after beating.

http://www.compassdirect.org/en/display.php?page=news&lang=en&length=long&idelement=4273


http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20060319/afghan_christian_060319/20060319?hub=World

Afghan convert to Christianity could get death

http://jmm.aaa.net.au/articles/11677.htm

a Turkish convert to Christianity, was hospitalised after being savagely beaten for distributing New Testaments in his hometown of Orhangazi in northwestern Turkey. His condition is now critical as he has slipped into a coma

http://archbishop-cranmer.blogspot.com/2007/09/fate-of-british-muslims-who-convert-to.html

Many of the 3000 Muslim converts to Christianity in Britain live in fear for their lives. Despite a network of churches supporting the converts, there is little police interest, and they are forced to worship under a veil of secrecy. The reason, of course, is that one may support from the Qur'an that apostates should be punished severely (ridda) for denying their prophet, Mohammed, and this severity extends to the death penalty. What Dispatches exposed is the reality that where the state does not have Shari'a, a form of Islamic mob justice is more than prepared to take matters into its own hands.

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