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"Unrepentant Apostates Should Be Killed; Homosexuality Is a Disease"

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Friday, 16 December, 2016

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"Unrepentant Apostates Should Be Killed; Homosexuality Is a Disease"


The Sheikh of Al-Azhar, discussed the laws pertaining to apostasy, and said that if it constitutes a "danger to society," it carries a death sentence. In a daily show aired on several Egyptian TV channels and posted on the official YouTube channel of Al-Azhar, He said: "The four schools of law all concur that apostasy is a crime, that an apostate should be asked to repent, and that if he does not, he should be killed." He further said that "the concepts of human rights are full of ticking time-bombs" and that in Muslim society, sexual liberty and homosexuality are diseases. "No Muslim society could ever consider sexual liberty, homosexuality, and so on to be a personal right." The video was posted on the official Al-Azhar Youtube channel on June 16.