Demystifying Islam: Read a Book Excerpt

In regard to the clear Quranic injunction declaring that no compulsion can be applied in matters of religion, Dr. Philips responds: "Yes there is no compulsion in religion in Islam; compulsion in the sense of joining Islam. . . that is, the person is not compelled to become a Muslim. But once a person becomes a Muslim, then they are obliged to stick with it; that this should be a serious and definite decision that was made. . . If you became a Muslim, you had to be serious; you had to be real. Otherwise, then you would be executed." This is an appalling and blatantly non-Islamic statement that finds support in neither the Quran nor in the actions of the Prophet Muhammad.

Excerpted from Demystifying Islam with permission of the publisher, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.

10/16/2014 4:00:00 AM
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