Morocco: conversion from Islam should not be punished by death
February 09, 2017
Retracting a 2012 ruling, Morocco’s High Religious Committee has ruled that persons who convert from Islam should no longer be punished by death by religious decree.
The committee “redefined apostasy not as a religious issue but as a political stand more closely aligned with ‘high treason,’” according to a report by New York-based Morocco World News.
In a front-page article, the Vatican newspaper characterized the committee’s decision as part of a “framework of reforms, inspired by a line of cultural openness and religious pluralism, desired by the sovereign, Mohammed VI.”
Morocco, a nation of 33.7 million, is 99% Muslim.
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- Morocco’s High Religious Committee Says Apostates Should Not Be Killed (Morocco World News)
- Non più traditori dell’islam (L’Osservatore Romano)
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Posted by: rpp -
Feb. 10, 2017 8:48 AM ET USA
Slowly dragging Islam into the ninth century.
Posted by: bernie4871 -
Feb. 09, 2017 7:31 PM ET USA
I get it! Instead of death by religion, it is death by government run by religion. Then you can't blame Mohammed just because they do what he said to do. I never knew before what religious pluralism really meant. Thanks to Vatican press we now understand.