Apostasy from Islam under Sharia Law

01 January 2015

EFD Researcher Tommaso Virgili writes about the sensitive issue of apostasy in Islamic law. According to the author, while the freedom to change one's religion is an undisputable fundamental right, enshrined in many national constitutions and international treaties, several Muslim states still today forbid and harshly punish reneging Islam. They do so on the basis of the orthodox interpretation of sharia law which creates a fusion between religion and state. However, liberal Muslim voices exist to denounce this blatant violation of human rights which may actually be seen as nonobservance of the Quranic message.

The article is in English and can be read here.