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in response to reader comment: Yes, muslim apostates from Islam are often killed, beaten, or receive death threats

Submitted by Fareed (Sri Lanka), Jan 5, 2010 at 08:26

Well, the apostates are not killed in Islam as long as they are not involved in treason and crimes. The only one case of apostasy is reported in the books of Hadith that a group of people from the Ukul tribe converted to islam and then killed and committed criminal acts against the Muslims and the prophet ordered their capture and executed some of them who involved in the crimes and released the rest of them who had not committed any crime. So there is no hard evidence to support the Islam haters claim, that apostasy carries death penalty to the apostates. Most cases of killing the apostates has nothing to do with Islam but something to do with their culture or their family honor. If anybody can prove that Islam propagate death penalty to the apostates, please provide evidence from the Qur'an.

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