From East Lansing, Michigan comes this Letter to the Editor of the Lansing State Journal, defending the Islamic death penalty for apostates (scroll down to the third letter on the page).
Is this a joke or a hoax? It could be, but I doubt it. Nazra Quraishi is expressing the mainstream opinion of all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence. Just because most American media analysts, as well as law enforcement and government officials, believe and would have us believe that the vast majority of Muslims here and elsewhere reject such views, in fact it is not at all surprising that a Muslim in the United States would believe that those who leave Islam should be put to death.
It is also likely, given the probability that Nazra Quraishi holds to the whole of Sharia as the law of Allah, that Quraishi would like to see America one day become a Sharia state. This would mean the end of the U.S. Constitution, and the institutionalized oppression of non-Muslims and women.
Is anyone paying attention?
Islam or death
I read Le Roy Barnett’s letter (“Muslims, speak up,” June 26) about Muslims’ opinion on Abdul Rahman’s conversion to Christianity.
Islam is not only a religion, it is a complete way of life. Islam guides Muslims from birth to grave. The Quran and prophet Muhammad’s words and practical application of Quran in life cannot be changed.
Islam is a guide for humanity, for all times, until the day of judgment. It is forbidden in Islam to convert to any other religion. The penalty is death. There is no disagreement about it.
Islam is being embraced by people of other faiths all the time. They should know they can embrace Islam, but cannot get out. This rule is not made by Muslims; it is the supreme law of God.
Please do not ask us Muslims to pick some rules and disregard other rules. Muslims are supposed to embrace Islam in its totality.