HARVARD MUSLIM CHAPLAIN sees nothing wrong with the death penalty for any Muslim who converts from Islam to another religion.
Thanks to JIHAD WATCH : “Chaplain’s E-mail Sparks Controversy,” by Melody Y. Yu in the Harvard Crimson, April 14
Harvard Islamic chaplain Taha Abdul-Basser ’96 has recently come under fire for controversial statements in which he allegedly endorsed death as a punishment for Islamic apostates.In a private e-mail to a student last week, Abdul-Basser wrote that there was “great wisdom (hikma) associated with the established and preserved position (capital punishment [for apostates]) and so, even if it makes some uncomfortable in the face of the hegemonic modern human rights discourse, one should not dismiss it out of hand.”
The e-mail was forwarded over Muslim student e-mail lists and later picked up by the blogosphere, sparking debate and, in many cases, criticism of Abdul-Basser from those who have interpreted his statement as supporting the execution of those who leave the Islamic religion.
“I believe he doesn’t belong as the official chaplain,” said one Islamic student, who asked that he not be named to avoid conflicts with Muslim religious authorities. “If the Christian ministers said that people who converted from Christianity should be killed, don’t you think the University should do something?”
World’s most popular & so-called ‘moderate’ Muslim Scholar, Dr. Zakir Naik, advocates Death Penalty for people who dare to leave Islam.
According to the student, many of Abdul-Basser’s other views are “not in line with liberal values, such as notions of human rights. He privileges the medieval discourse of the Islamic jurists, and is not willing to exercise independent thought and judgment beyond a certain limit,” the student said. […]
A Muslim student at MIT, who also asked to remain anonymous to preserve his relationship with the Islamic community, said the chaplain’s remarks wrongly suggested that only Westerners and Westernized Muslims who did not fully understand Islam would find the killing of apostates objectionable.
“If what he said was what I thought, then it is very shocking and not something that I would expect or want coming out of a chaplain at any major American university,” he said. HARVARD CRIMSON
What do you want to bet that so-called LIBERAL Harvard will do nothing about this Chaplain? But it’s to be expected, liberals NEVER speak out against Islam’s abusive treatment of women and children either. I think that’s because, deep down, they agree that people who don’t believe in Liberalism should be executed too.
Canadian Muslim who converted to Christianity was nearly killed…by his own Mother.
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