EGYPT: Youssef al-Qaradawi says, “If we abolished the punishment for apostasy, Islam wouldn’t exist today”

YusufalQaradawi-viAnd the punishment for apostates is that they must be murdered or crucified. Quite a frank admission from a guy who is considered one of the highest authorities in Sunni Islam, addressing 60 million people every Friday via the Qatar based al-Jazeera network.

Egyptian-born Youssef al-Qaradawi is the top dog of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Brotherhood was outlawed by the Egyptian establishment for decades, so Sheikh Qaradawi lived in exile in Qatar for almost fifty years, until February 2011, when the Arab Spring enabled him to return to Egypt in triumph.

 Winds of Jihad (h/t Liz)

And he’s not kidding when he talks about crucifixion, a popular form of punishment in the Muslim world, even today. Below, you can see the graphic video of the barbaric crucifixion of a man in Yemen. If Youtube takes it down again, click the link below to view:

YEMEN Barbaric Crucifixion