Posted by Christopher Johnson | Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 | Uncategorized | 15 Comments
Your Iranian friends aren’t being very inclusive these days:
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.
And now for the punchline:
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.
You and Mo Shea might want to discuss it with them during your next trip there, John.