Ernie Rea and guests discuss the meaning of apostasy within Islam. What is the historical and theological reasoning behind laws about 20 Muslim countries have against apostasy?
Ernie Rea and guests discuss the meaning of Apostasy within Islam.
The case of Meriam Ibrahim, sentenced to death by a Sudanese court for abandoning Islam, has attracted world wide attention. In the West, the court decision has been almost universally condemned as a violation of a basic human right, that of religious freedom. About 20 Muslim countries in the world have laws against apostasy; What purpose do they fulfil and what is historical and theological reasoning that lies behind them?