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Could I Stop Being a Muslim?
Tuesday 22 April 2008 20:00-20:40 (Radio 4 FM)
Repeated: Sunday 27 April 2008 17:00-17:40 (Radio 4 FM)
Former Muslim radical Shiraz Maher spent his student days campaigning for an Islamic caliphate in which execution for renouncing Islam would be written into the constitution. Now Shiraz is calling for moderation and greater Muslim integration into British life, a stance which has meant he himself is now labelled an apostate by some Muslim radicals, for which the penalty is death. He asks whether such an extreme punishment is really justified by the Qu'ran and the example of the Prophet Muhammad.
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