How does this compare with apologists of Islam claiming Islam respects all religions and guarantees freedom of religion? Or - my personal favorite - Islamic law is compatible with modern democracy and secularism? Or the claim of ordinary Muslims that THERE IS NO COMPULSION IN ISLAM?
The simplest truth is that there is neither freedom of religion nor freedom of conscience in Islam.
Koran exhorts Muslims to fight Non-Muslims until they either convert to Islam or pay Jizya and live in abasement. Yes, that is what 'abasement' the condition of Non-Muslims should be (verse 9:29).
Or Prophet Mohammad simply says ".........kill any Muslim who changes his religion ...."
Islamic law (Sharia law) prescribes death penalty to Muslims who leave Islam.
The Reliance of Traveller, manual of Islamic sacred law (i.e. Sharia law) - which is certified to be authentic and reliable - lays down following conditions for Non-Muslims to abide under the condition that any breach of these rules by Non-Muslims leads to punishment by death (here):
When a person who has reached puberty and is sane voluntarily apostatizes from Islam, he deserves to be killed.
There is no indemnity for killing an apostate
-2- Non-Muslims are distinguished from Muslims in dress, wearing a wide cloth belt (zunnar);
-4- Non-Muslims must keep to the side of the street;
-7- Non-Muslims are forbidden to build new churches (or to repair existing ones.)
-3- Non-Muslims should not lead Muslim away from Islam;
With this kind of Islamic, or identical to this, Iran literally sentenced a Muslim (who converted to Christianity and became pastor) to death and it has arrested dozens of Muslims who converted to Christianity.
It looks like even these measures couldn't stop the tide of Muslims converting to Christianity - yes, there are many Muslims who are troubled by fascist document Koran and ways and life of Islam's Prophet (Prophet Mohammad).
But in the end, it is all the same.
Iran Threatens Church with Bombing
Another church in Tehran was ordered to cease holding services in Farsi, the Iranian national language, otherwise it could be "bombed".
"It now seems likely that the Islamic authorities have imagined that with this new restriction they will somehow hold back the rapid, and evidently extremely worrying, spread of Christianity amongst the people under their yoke," according to a report by the Farsi Christian News Network.
Iranian security agents have been arresting Christians in a country-wide crackdown since Christmas.