Islamic Tolerance Alert: there is “no compulsion” in religion (Qur’an 2:256), but that celebrated verse doesn’t say anything about there being “no torture,” now, does it?
“Libya Tortures Four Christian Converts From Islam,” from AINA, March 9:
WASHINGTON — International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Libyan intelligence officials have detained and tortured four Christians for converting from Islam. The Christians have been imprisoned for the past seven weeks in Tripoli, Libya’s capital.
Libya’s External Security Organization is believed to be behind the detention and torture of the Christians, according to our sources. The security agents have barred the families from visiting the detained converts and are putting severe physical and psychological pressure on the Christians in order to force them to reveal the names of other converts. Fearing for their lives, converts from Islam are on the run….
By torturing the four Christian converts and stifling religious freedom, Libya is once again violating basic principles of the international human rights law.
Yes, but they’re demonstrating their Islamic moderation. After all, Muhammad said: “If somebody (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him.” Instead, the Libyan officials are just torturing these converts. Moderates!