What happened to the tall Islamic claim of ‘No compulsion in religion’ ?
Muslim apologists and their Hindu friends (leftists, liberals, secular s and feminists) still might say Koran does not sanction death penalty for apostasy (i.e. act of Muslim leaving Islam to another faith) to conceal incompatibility of secularism, pluralism and liberalism with Islam. Whether Koran sanctions death for apostasy is debatable as Abdul Ala Maududi, the most popular Islamic scholar in Indian sub-continent, says Koran does it in many verses.
However, Hadith of Sahih Bukhari – the second most important book in Islam-next only to Koran- leaves no room for any doubt that Islam prescribes death penalty to apostates as it records Mohammad saying: ” If any Muslim discards Islam, kill him.”…..Vol. 4, Book 52, # 260.
There are 2 more Hadith from Bukhari which support this.
Sahih Bukhari; Volume 9, Book 89, Number 271:
A man embraced Islam and then reverted back to Judaism. Mu’adh bin Jabal came and saw the man with Abu Musa. Mu’adh asked, “What is wrong with this (man)?” Abu Musa replied, “He embraced Islam and then reverted back to Judaism.” Mu’adh said, “I will not sit down unless you kill him (as it is) the verdict of Allah and His Apostle.”
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 83, Number 17:
Allah’s Apostle said, “The blood of a Muslim who confesses that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that I am His Apostle, cannot be shed except in three cases: In Qisas for murder, a married person who commits illegal sexual intercourse and the one who reverts from Islam (apostate) and leaves the Muslims.“
For a Hindu feminist even these Hadith are not sufficient as Hadith can only be explained by people of knowledge, so one can read what one Muslim website says with regard to these Hadith from here.
It is not over yet. Another Hindu says, “why not leave these Hadith (Hindus are more eager to prove Islam is compatible with pluralism) and stick to only Koran ?” Then, that Hindu says that may be Muslims should disregard some verses from Koran esp. with regard to Mohammad! Again, that same Hindu says huhhh…more verses needed to removed from Koran as they are all from Shaitan ! Rather than accepting what Islam is all about, that Hindu is making his/her own Islam and wants other Hindus to believe that.
But what do Muslims believe with regard to penalty of death for apostasy? According to Pew opinion poll, 80% of Muslims in Pakistan, 84% of Muslims in Egypt and 86% of Muslims in Jordan support death penalty for apostasy !
And the rest might be in support of milder punishments like imprisonment for life like Islamic Iran does this all the time.
In the intellectual fight against Islamic Supremacism (fascism) it is often Hindus (esp. those who allowed their brains to be coerced by politically correctness (Marxist terrorism) in to thinking that testimony to their humanism is justifying every Muslim violent act and every intolerant tenet of Islamic fascism.) who often turn out to be culprits.