Taha Abdul-Basser reportedly defends Death for Islamic "Apostates"
- (U.S.) Massachusetts: Taha Abdul-Basser reportedly defends Death for Islamic "Apostates"
-- Taha Abdul-Basser reportedly states regarding apostates: "I would finally note that there is great
wisdom (hikma) associated with the established and preserved position (capital punishment)"
-- Taha Abdul-Basser reportedly states: "There are a few places on the Net where
one can find informed discussions of this issue (Search ["Abdul Hakim Murad" Faraz Rabbani" AND "apostasy"]) .
The preponderant position in all of the 4 sunni madhahib (and apparently others of the
remaining eight according to one contemporary 'alim) is that the verdict is capital punishment"
-- "Of concern for us is that this can only occur in the_domain and under supervision
of Muslim governmental authority and can not be performed by non-state, private actors"
-- "even if it makes some uncomfortable in the face of the
hegemonic modern human rights discourse, one should not dismiss it out of hand"
-- profile of Chaplain for the Harvard Islamic Society Taha Abdul-Basser
-- Harvard Chaplain profile of Taha Abdul-Basser
-- Another reference
--- Harvard Muslim chaplain sees wisdom in my killing