From: Manmath Deshpande < >
Om secularism, the best way to destroy the credibility of pseudos is the raise the issue of apostasy in Islam.
Apostates are given death penalty in Islam, or any sort of punishment.
True secularism will mean giving full freedom to anyone wanting to leave Islam without the slightest punishment, legal or social. In many countries, the legal punishment for leaving Islam is death- e. g. Afghanistan in a country supposedly rescued by liberals from the fanatical Taliban. If this is how liberals treat apostates then one wonders who needs hardliners. Did Akbar in his secular style (murdering 30,000 Hindus on 24 Feb 1568 as reported in BVM History and Culture of Indian People edited by R C Majumdar) ever change this apostasy clause?
Why don’t we (the Vedics) dare our phony secularists to condemn this practice in Islam and dare them to ask Islamic leaders to say that every Muslim should be free to leave Islam without the slightest punishment- legal or social?
(A “secular Muslim” is an oxymoron. -skanda987)