However one think on secularism, it is simply incompatible with Islam. Concept of freedom of religion is never a part of Islamic discourse. Slogan of Muslim apologists - like Sultan Shahin, Ashghar Ali Engineer - that "there is no compulsion in Islam" is an effort in direction of misguiding non-Muslims and to keep them in false sense of security.
Prophet said, "If somebody (Muslim) discards his religion, kill him." (Sahih Bukhari; vol. 4, book 52, # 260)
Prophet said, "The blood of a Muslim who confesses that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that I am His Apostle, cannot be shed except in three cases: In Qisas for murder, a married person who commits illegal sexual intercourse and the one who reverts from Islam (apostate) and leaves the Muslims."(Sahih Bukhari; vol. 9, book 83, # 17)
Reliance of Traveller, an English version version of "Umdat as-Salik wa 'Uddat an-Nasik" - Sharia law book [fiqh] of Shafi'i school of Sunni Islam - and also certified by Al-Azhar university [most influential institute in Sunni Islam] says in divison 'o' and section 8 that leaving Islam is the ugliest form of unbelief and clause @o8.1 says (here):
When a person who has reached puberty and is sane voluntarily apostatizes from Islam, he deserves to be killed.
Maududi, founder of Jamaat-e-Islaami, supports death penalty for apostasy on the basis of Koran too and one can read it here.
If Islamic states deny freedom of religion through laws and arresting apostates, in non-Muslim countries one can always find some (enough) pious Muslims enforcing this code of sharia law:" death to or violence on Muslims who convert to other religions. The effect is the same because we do not see any condemnation of such heinous acts by media or so called liberal guardians and spokesmen of morality and this kind only encourages more Muslims to act in such punitive manner.
A MAN has been locked up for attacking another man in the street with a plank of wood.
Nottingham Crown Court heard that Sher Ahmadzai, 20, hit his victim with a metre-long plank, causing him to fall over during the attack in Radford.
Another man then started punching and kicking the fallen man in the face.
The victim escaped without serious injury but was left with a sore jaw and leg pain.
The court heard Ahmadzai knew his victim and both were members of the Afghan community.
The man was of Muslim faith but converted to Christianity after claiming asylum here.
"This did not sit well with the defendant," said prosecutor Paul Stimson.
"That culminated in the assault in October last year in Hartley Road.".............