Saudi Clerics Back Death for Liberal Writers

[Reuters] Sheikh Abdul-Rahman al-Barrak, the leading independent authority of Saudi Arabia's hardline version of Sunni Islam, often termed Wahhabism, said in a fatwa last week that two columnists should be tried for apostasy for "heretical articles" and put to death if they do not repent. The two had questioned the view that adherents of other faiths should be considered unbelievers.

2008-03-20 01:00:00

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