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Radio 4: Beyond Belief 'The Meaning of Apostasy in Islam'

The case of Meriam Ibrahim, sentenced to death by a Sudanese court for abandoning Islam, has attracted world wide attention. In the West, the court decision has been almost universally condemned as a violation of a basic human right, that of religious freedom. About 20 Muslim countries in the world have laws against apostasy; What purpose do they fulfil and what is historical and theological reasoning that lies behind them?

Click here to listen to Naima Khan of Inclusive Mosque Initiative and other guests as they join Erin Rea to debate these issues.