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Islam, a house with no exit!

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Submitted by B N Gururaj (India), Mar 21, 2009 at 03:07

In islam, a person who is born a Muslim or once a person becomes a believer, he or she has to remain a believer until his death. Islam welcomes entrants with open arms. Failing to follow the practices of a devout muslim might be condoned. But, certainly not giving up Islam in favour of another religion or denouncing Islam. That is apostasy. The only punishment for apostasy is death. In countries like Pakistan, the punishment for apostasy as also for inducing a muslim to leave Islam is death sentence. Therefore, a person who has given up Islam has to either await being killed by the hands of another faithful, or have adequate protection to survive the attacks of such faithful persons. Therefore, President Barak Obama either continues to be a closet muslim, or has decided to live under protection as an apostate.

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