Saudi Cleric Quotes Hadith to Defend the Death Penalty for Apostates March 29, 2017

Saudi Cleric Quotes Hadith to Defend the Death Penalty for Apostates

The next time someone tells you faith is a virtue, show them this video of Saudi cleric Sheikh Ayman Al-Anqari explaining why apostates — those who walk away from Islam — deserve to die. Because the Hadiths say so. The clip aired on the Saudi Al-Ahwaz TV channel last month.

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Somewhere, Ben Affleck is calling any criticism of this video racist.

We all know that religious texts can be taken out of context and used to promote any number of ideologies, but it’s hard to defend a faith when its holy texts directly call for the slaughter of those who don’t fall in line. Even if most of its adherents dismiss that line of thinking.

(via MEMRI TV)


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