Ken’s mate again

Here is Ken Livingstone’s pal Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi showing once again his ‘moderate voice’. This time on the issue of apostates (murtadd):

“For Muslim society to preserve its existence, it must struggle against ridda from every source and in all forms, and it must not let it spread like wildfire in a field of thorns. This is what Abu Bakr and the companions did when they fought the people of ridda who followed the false prophets… There is no escape from struggling against and restricting the individual ridda so that it will not worsen and its sparks scatter, becoming group ridda… Thus, the Muslim sages agreed that the punishment for the murtadd [who commits ridda ] … is execution…”

Via: Mick Hartley