Posted by: becketfund | July 26, 2007

Egypt: Grand Mufti Clarifies His Views on Apostasy

July 26 Cairo, Egypt Agence France-Presse reports that Egypt’s second-highest religious authority, Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa, has explained his earlier, apparently conflicting statements on how the law should deal with apostasy in Islam. The Grand Mufti clarified that temporal punishments for apostasy would only be considered if the convert “actively engaged in the subversion of society”. “Islam affords freedom of belief,” the Grand Mufti explained. “I have always maintained the legitimacy of this freedom and I continue to do so.”

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