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Iran introduces law that imposes death penalty on converts: CEN 2.08.08 February 8, 2008

Posted by geoconger in Church of England Newspaper, Iran, Islam, Politics.
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LEGISLATION has been brought by the government of President Mahmoud Amadinejad before the Iranian Majlis that would mandate the death penalty for apostates from Islam. The law’s reach would be worldwide, the legislation says.

The Washington think tank, the Institute on Religion and Public Policy reported on Feb 5 the proposed “Bill for Islamic Penal” law will be the first time that Iran has by statute mandated the death penalty for conversion from Islam.

Read it all in The Church of England Newspaper’s Religious Intelligence section.

Iran introduces law that imposes death penalty on converts
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