Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Death Sentence for Conversion to Christianity

George Conger is reporting that Iran is in the process of passing a law that imposes a death sentence on Muslims who convert from Islam to another faith:
The Iranian parliament has passed the first reading of a bill that imposes the death penalty on Muslims who convert to another faith. By a vote of 196 to seven, with two abstentions, the Majlis passed the “Islamic Penal Law” bill on Sept 9.

The law, which will now be referred to committee for final drafting and possible amendment, mandates the death penalty for male adult Muslims who convert to another faith. Women converts are to be jailed for life. Those who practice witchcraft will also be condemned to death.

The law’s reach extends beyond the borders of Iran, and gives the government the authority to enforce the death penalty on any Muslim anywhere in the world who leaves the faith. While Iranian Islamic law, or Sharia law, provides for the execution of converts, the “Islamic Penal Law” would see these sanctions added to the country’s civil laws.

Read it all.
Hat/ Tip to Midwest Conservative Journal


The Underground Pewster said...

No surprises here, I am not surprised by the lack of outrage by the West either. The world needs to wake up and recognize that these laws will be coming to a theater near you soon.

When I read the Koran with my biased Christian eyes, the basis of these laws seems quite clear. Islam will have to straighten itself out for they will not listen to arguments from infidels.

Or did you miss the Iranian President on Larry King last night?

Perpetua said...

Exactly -- coming to a theater near you. This law mandates a sentence of execution and extends the application beyond the borders of Iran.