Muslims in Egypt support religious freedom, as long as “religious freedom” means believing what they do.

Total beers: 3  (I’ve started up the live stream where you can come tell me what to sing for a donation to the SSA, no matter how small.  :D)

Pew just released a study about Muslims and their attitude toward religious freedom.  Apparently 80% of Muslims in Egypt support religious freedom.  And by that I mean, the religious freedom to be a Muslim.

Almost 80% of Egyptian Muslims say they favour religious freedom and a similar number favour sharia law. Of that group, almost 90% also think people who renounce Islam should be put to death. Confused? So are they.

So much for “radical Muslims” who support death as a punishment for small crimes (like leaving the faith) being a fringe minority.

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When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.