More peace and tolerance from the notorious former British jihad leader. But since when does Islamic apply to non-Muslims in a non-Islamic state? That, my friends, is the key issue in this entire controversy. This is an attempt to get the West to accept Islamic legal strictures regarding how non-Muslim dhimmis may speak of Islam. “Cleric calls on Mohammed cartoonist to be executed,” from the Telegraph, with thanks to all who sent this in:
Omar Bakri Mohammed, the radical Muslim cleric, has said the cartoonist behind caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed that have sparked outrage across the Arab world should be tried and executed under Islamic law.
The cleric said the cartoonist had insulted Islam and must pay the price, as three people were killed during protests against the cartoons in Afghanistan.
“The insult has been established now by everybody, Muslim and non-Muslim, and everybody condemns the cartoonist and condemns the cartoon,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
“However, in Islam, God said, and the messenger Mohammed said, whoever insults a prophet, he must be punished and executed.
“This man should be put on trial and if it is proven to be executed.”