Killing apostates is not an infringement of human rights
Back in 2013, the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) insisted that complaints of human rights abuses against Malaysia were not genuine. Instead they were part of an evil plan to undermine Islam by imposing a lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender (LBGT) agenda on the country.
A leading figure in Jakim is a pipsqueak called Mohd Aizam Mas’od, above, who has since written a paper in which he argues that killing people for apostasy is the right thing to do if Islam is to be protected.
Islamic ruling has defined that to leave the religion or to become an apostate is a grave crime and the person has to be tried and punished … This is about the sacredness of the religious doctrine.
And “sacred doctrine”, according to Mas’od trumps human rights at every turn.
Human rights are never sacred, only men have claimed that they are. As for religion, it is a revelation that is delivered by the Almighty to mankind as a guide. Most religions acknowledge this. Even though the religion is not held in high esteem or sacred by men, the essence of religion itself is sacred.
Hence, it is the rights of all Muslims to protect the sacredness of their religion. The crimes of its followers will tarnish the purity of Islam. Apostasy is among the gravest crimes according to Islam. As such, apostasy is not a right, it is forbidden by Islam. Hence, any apostate who refuses to repent must be punished.
He goes on to explain punishments for acts of apostasy are reserved for those who speak out about their tyrannical religion.
Apostates who “keep quiet” and do not reveal their actions to the public won’t be punished because:
The general method practised by the Islamic rulers is to take actions only on what can be seen, whilst matters of
the spirit should be left to Allah.
However, if a person openly declares his or her apostasy, or plants seeds of doubts in the hearts of the other Muslims, immediate steps must be taken to change the apostate’s mind. If this fails, the death penalty needs to be imposed.
It cannot be denied that the public act of apostasy is an act that wages war against Allah and His Messenger.