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Hassan- you seem to be ignorant of your own religion and world news

Reader comment on item: Recruiting Soldiers Against Radical Islam
in response to reader comment: skmiller: there is no compulsion in Islam!

Submitted by Anna (United States), Apr 20, 2007 at 17:25

Hassan, I am thrilled to hear that you have founded a new form of Islam from which you distance yourself from Islam as practiced in Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan etc. There are countries full of Muslims who would vehemently disagree with you! Perhaps you need to educate yourself about the consequences of apostacy from Islam:

Abdul Rahman (Persian: عبدالرحمن) (born 1965) is an Afghan citizen who was arrested in February 2006 and threatened with the death penalty for Apostasy from Islam when he converted to Christianity. [2] On March 26, 2006, under heavy pressure from foreign governments, the court returned his case to prosecutors, citing "investigative gaps."[3] He was released from prison to his family on the night of March 27.[4] On March 29, Abdul Rahman arrived in Italy after the Italian government offered him asylum.[5]

Abdul Rahman's arrest and trial brought international attention to an apparent contradiction in the Constitution of Afghanistan, which recognizes both a limited form of freedom of religion and the Hanafi school of Islamic jurisprudence, which mandates the death penalty for an apostate. The case attracted widespread international condemnation, notably from the United Kingdom and the United States, both of whom led the campaign to remove the fundamentalist Taliban regime in 2001 and are the main donors to Afghanistan.[6]



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