It’s easy for people to dismiss violent Muslims as a small minority, BUT then there are these stories;
August 3, 2008
**Persuading Western Muslim leaders to repudiate Shari’a-sanctioned violence against apostates can be a frustrating exercise, as Prince Charles discovered in 2004. **
Troubled by the treatment of Muslims who convert to Christianity in Islamic nations, the prince convened a summit of senior figures from both religious communities. It ended in disappointment.
The Islamic representatives failed to issue a declaration condemning the practice, which the Christians had requested; they also cautioned non-Muslims not to discuss such matters in public, arguing that moderates would be more likely to make progress if the debate were kept internal.
Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, the outspoken Anglican prelate of Rochester, attended the meeting but rejected their advice. While continuing to highlight the perils faced by those who leave Islam in countries like Saudi Arabia and Iran, he now has turned his focus to the harassment of apostates in the West.
Last year the bishop warned that a convert could die in Britain unless prominent Muslims affirm the right of all people to change their faith.
There have been few takers, despite the dire need for this message: a poll indicates that [SIZE=4]36% of younger British Muslims believe death to be an appropriate punishment for renouncing Islam.
Their views are grounded in Shari’a law.
All major schools of Islamic jurisprudence stipulate that a sane adult male must be put to death for abandoning Islam, though varying interpretations persist on whether females should be killed or merely imprisoned.
Fear Stalks Muslim Apostates in the West | Fighting Radical Islam
And a United States Judge wants to permit Shari’a law ???