Where have Christians been given space for Christian prayers at a mosque?
Anyway, no one should be surprised by what Feizel Chothia said. The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law. It’s based on the Qur’an: “They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper.” (Qur’an 4:89)
A hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him” (Bukhari 9.84.57). The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law according to all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence.
This is still the position of all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence, both Sunni and Shi’ite. Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the most renowned and prominent Muslim cleric in the world, has stated: “The Muslim jurists are unanimous that apostates must be punished, yet they differ as to determining the kind of punishment to be inflicted upon them. The majority of them, including the four main schools of jurisprudence (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i, and Hanbali) as well as the other four schools of jurisprudence (the four Shiite schools of Az-Zaidiyyah, Al-Ithna-‘ashriyyah, Al-Ja’fariyyah, and Az-Zaheriyyah) agree that apostates must be executed.”
Qaradawi also once famously said: “If they had gotten rid of the apostasy punishment, Islam wouldn’t exist today.”
So what would be surprising would be if Chothia rejected the death penalty for apostasy.
His anti-Semitism is also based upon Islam. The Qur’an depicts the Jews as inveterately evil and bent on destroying the well-being of the Muslims. They are the strongest of all people in enmity toward the Muslims (5:82); as fabricating things and falsely ascribing them to Allah (2:79; 3:75, 3:181); claiming that Allah’s power is limited (5:64); loving to listen to lies (5:41); disobeying Allah and never observing his commands (5:13); disputing and quarreling (2:247); hiding the truth and misleading people (3:78); staging rebellion against the prophets and rejecting their guidance (2:55); being hypocritical (2:14, 2:44); giving preference to their own interests over the teachings of Muhammad (2:87); wishing evil for people and trying to mislead them (2:109); feeling pain when others are happy or fortunate (3:120); being arrogant about their being Allah’s beloved people (5:18); devouring people’s wealth by subterfuge (4:161); slandering the true religion and being cursed by Allah (4:46); killing the prophets (2:61); being merciless and heartless (2:74); never keeping their promises or fulfilling their words (2:100); being unrestrained in committing sins (5:79); being cowardly (59:13-14); being miserly (4:53); being transformed into apes and pigs for breaking the Sabbath (2:63-65; 5:59-60; 7:166); and more.
Having imbibed all that and more, why shouldn’t Chothia think they’re behind all the evils of the world?
“Imam given space to worship at an Anglican church justifies the KILLING of Muslims who renounce their faith under Islamic law – and claims Jews ‘were behind the LGBT agenda,'” by Stephen Johnson, Daily Mail Australia, March 29, 2017:
An imam given space for his worshipers to pray at a Perth Anglican church has justified the killing of ex-Muslims under Islamic law and suggested Jews are behind a gay agenda.
Feizel Chothia has published a Facebook post titled, ‘The Islamic Punishment for Apostasy’, only days after Daily Mail Australia captured the leader of a fundamentalist Islamist group calling for the death of former Muslims.
The imam has also made the declaration only weeks after he appeared on ABC television hailing his friendship with Anglican Reverend Peter Humphries.
Imam Chothia compared the killing of ex-Muslims for apostasy to Western nations executing citizens for treason, but he did not explicitly call for them to be executed.
‘Just as states such as Britain or the United States consider high treason a major crime, so Islam prescribes capital punishment for apostates,’ he said on Wednesday.
‘Certainly, the protection of society is the underlying principle in the punishment for apostasy in the legal system of Islam.’…
Last month, Imam Chothia appeared on ABC News 24 with Anglican Reverend Peter Humphries, who has offered Muslims adjoining land for a mosque.
The television segment was about how St Paul’s Church at Beaconsfield, in southern Perth, had given Imam Chothia space for Muslims to worship five years after he first knocked on their door.
‘He was looking for a place where they might hold a prayer meeting and I said, “Well, here because that’s what we do”,’ Reverend Humphries told the ABC program.
It is not suggested that the reverend condones the views of Imam Chotia.
The program said local Muslims had been coming to the church to pray every Friday.
Imam Chothia didn’t call for ex-Muslims to be executed for leaving the faith.
Secular Muslims reject sharia law and the entire idea of death for apostates.
‘The punishment is inflicted only in cases in which the apostate is a cause of harm to the society,’ he said.
‘While in those cases in which an individual simply changes his religion the punishment is not to be applied.’
But after Islamist convert Khalid Masood killed four people in London using a Hyundai Tucson SUV and a knife, Imam Chothia said news reports of terrorism benefited Western governments.
‘Attacks on Western civilisations provide a huge PR boost to the neo-imperialist agenda and free up huge sums of money to be spent on military action against “radical Muslims”,’ he said.
In another Facebook post in December last year, he described the term anti-Semitic as ‘a politically weaponised canard is an attempt to conceal what I believe the truth to be about the doctine of Jewish racial supremacist ideology as the philosophical underpinning for land thievery, terrorism and genocide in Palestine’.
He also bizarrely said Jews were behind the ‘LGBT agenda, the abortion industry, the pornography industry’. …