In response to recent articles in al-Riyadh newspaper that questioned the mainstream Sunni Muslim view that adherents of other faiths should be considered unbelievers, Sheikh Abdul-Rahman al-Barrak, Saudi Arabia's top cleric has said that two writers should be tried for apostasy and put to death if they do not repent. With thanks to Reuters.
""Anyone who claims this has refuted Islam and should be tried in order to take it back. If not, he should be killed as an apostate from the religion of Islam," said the fatwa, or religious opinion, dated March 14 and published on Barrak's Web site (albarrak.islamlight.net).
"It is disgraceful that articles containing this kind of apostasy should be published in some papers of Saudi Arabia, the land of the two holy shrines," he said, referring to Muslim holy places in Mecca and Medina.
"The rulers should hold these papers to account ... and all those who took part in the publication should know they were involved in the sin of heretical articles."
He said the articles suggested Muslims were free to follow other religions. Rights groups have accused Wahhabism of a xenophobic attitude which demonises other religions.""
I am sure his agents and collaborateurs in the Maldives will agree. Maybe the next addition to the constitution will be a law to behead those who leave Islam.
Oh..but that clause will not be necessary to behead infidels...its all in the Quran and Hadith anyway and the constitution is based on those.