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APOSTACY, Eng. law. A total renunciation of the Christian religion, and differs from heresy. (q.v.) This offence is punished by the statute of 9 and 10 W. III. c. 32. Vide Christianity.

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In a statement released on Tuesday, the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) called to abolish the crime of apostasy which is punishable by death under Sudanese Islamic penal law in contradiction with the constitution of 2005 which guarantees the religious freedom.
Ismaweb sought to justify the piece by asserting that the principle to allow 'murtad' or apostasy was contained in the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief, saying that Kasthuri had on October 15 pushed in Parliament for Malaysia's ratification of the declaration.
TORTURED: Apostasy tells of a family's battle with their faith It's a religion pretty much all but ignored by cinema but is part of the multi-faith working class town where the film is shot on location with local accents.
Apostasy can no longer be labeled as a rare phenomenon in the context of Malaysia.
The suspects published articles and video footages glorifying Daech, accusing the State of apostasy and encouraging terrorism and attacking policemen and servicemen.
Riyadh, Rabi'I 14, 1439 H., December 02, 2017, SPA -- An official source declared to the Saudi Press Agency that the allegations published by some sources in good intention or otherwise that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is embarked on abolishing the apostasy penalty are altogether false and incorrect.
Case documents revealed that the General Directorate of Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science had received reports indicating that a Takfiri (person who accuses others of apostasy) individual had joined, along with other persons, including convicts in other cases and unknown ones, the branch of the Daesh terrorist organisation in Bahrain.
Summary: Grand Imam of Al Azhar has repeatedly refused to accuse anyone of apostasy
Anchor Islam Beheiry with apostasy, according to a statement issued on Friday by the Al-Azhar Sheikhdom, the most prestigious body of Islamic jurisprudence in the world.
Yet for people of faith, watching the protagonist inch toward apostasy as a broken man can be a soulcrushing experience.
TEHRAN (FNA)- ISIL executed five Iraqi men in Deir Ezzur province after the Takfiri terrorist group accused them of apostasy and violation of its regulations.