Muslims in the West must reject al-Azhar imam’s apostasy views

Muslims in the West must reject al-Azhar imam’s apostasy views, by Paul Monk.

About six weeks ago, in a televised address during Ramadan, the leading Muslim cleric in Egypt, Ahmed al-Tayeb, grand imam of al-Azhar University in Cairo, who is hailed as one of the leading “moderate” teachers in the Islamic world, denounced apostasy from Islam as “grand treason”.

He stated categorically: “Those learned in Islam and the imams of the four schools of jurisprudence consider apostasy a crime and agree that the apostate must either renounce his apostasy or else be killed.”

Surely a group that demands death for members who try to leave is illegal in Australia?

Yet death-for-leaving is an integral part of Islam. From an earlier post:

Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the most renowned and prominent Muslim cleric in the world, … once famously said: “If they had gotten rid of the apostasy punishment, Islam wouldn’t exist today.”

What an amazing insight, from the highest source: without the death penalty for leaving Islam, Islam would no longer exist. A death cult.