Why haven’t Osama bin Laden et al been excommunicated?
Shihab, that is the trouble with Islam, it’s tolerance and encouragement of evil as evidenced and expressed through the murderous acts of terrorism by members of it’s faith.
Shihab, name one Muslim cleric who as called for and demanded the excommunication (Takfir) of Osama bin Laden et al?
In Islamic law, takfir or takfeer (تكفير) is the practice of declaring that an individual or a group previously considered Muslims are in fact kafir(s) (non-believers in God). The act which precipitates takfir is termed the mukaffir. (source: wikipedia)
PROVO – Tolerance is not enough to ease the tension between Islam and the West, Indonesia’s minister of foreign affairs says.
“To tolerate something is to learn to live with it, even when you think it is wrong and evil,” Alwi Shihab said Tuesday at Brigham Young University.