April 22, 2007

Pittsburgh Imam Wants Death Penalty for Apostate: Ayaan Hirsi Ali Should Die

Religion of Pece alert! The president of the Pittsburgh's Johnstown Islamic Center, Imam Fouad ElBayly, believes an ex-Muslim critic of Islam deserves the death sentence:

Imam Fouad ElBayly, president of the Johnstown Islamic Center, was among those who objected to Hirsi Ali’s appearance.

“She has been identified as one who has defamed the faith. If you come into the faith, you must abide by the laws, and when you decide to defame it deliberately, the sentence is death,” said ElBayly, who came to the U.S. from Egypt in 1976. ...

Although ElBayly believes a death sentence is warranted for Hirsi Ali, he stressed that America is not the jurisdiction where such a crime should be punished. Instead, Hirsi Ali should be judged in a Muslim country after being given a trial, he added. [Source]

The rest of the article whitewashes Islamic law and bends over backwards to let the very Muslims supporting the death penalty for apostates explain how Islamis is so peaceful and all that. They actually use the words, "Islam is a peaceful religion" while discussing Allah's promise of death for the apostate.

As Charles Johnson notes, "they made it clear that if they had the power, and US law were written according to shari’a, Hirsi Ali would not simply be prohibited from speaking.....she’d be dead."

And where would they possibly get the idea that an apostate should die? Muhammed, in one of the hadiths [sayings] deemed most authoritative, is reported to have said:

"If someone changes his deen [Islamic way of life] - strike his neck!" [Malik's Muwatta Book 36, Number 36.18.15]
And also:
"The blood of a Muslim who confesses that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that I am His Apostle, cannot be shed except in three cases: In Qisas for murder, a married person who commits illegal sexual intercourse and the one who reverts from Islam (apostate) and leaves the Muslims." [Sahih Bukhari Volume 9, Book 83, Number 17]
You'll notice that ElBayly is from Egypt. Clearly he's a sympathizer with the Muslim Brotherhood. If he's here on a visa, it's time to send him back. If he's a naturalized citezen, it's time to open a criminal investigation over whether or not he lied during the immigration process about possibly involvement in such a radical group.

Here's a first for me: hat tip Charles Johnson for the e-mail.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:46 PM | Comments |