Islam: ‘Appalling and Abhorrent’ in the Eyes of a Blind World?

  Raymond Ibrahim reports on the Islam-mandated persecution and murder of Christians, specifically of former Muslms who convert to Christianity:
Islam: ‘Appalling and Abhorrent’ in the Eyes of a Blind World?
  It is worth emphasizing that, according to Islamic scholars, an integral part of Islam is the threat of violence.  Ibrahim notes,  "Indeed, many Muslim clerics believe that “If the [death] penalty for apostasy was ignored, there would not be an Islam today; Islam would have ended on the death of the prophet,” as top Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi once declared on live television."
  With respect to the global proliferation of Islamists targeting former Muslims, it is well past time that the international community face the facts.  As Ibrahim observes regarding the common thread between numerous attacks throughout the world, "Of course, the true source for all these attacks on Muslim converts to Christianity—in nations that do not share race, language, culture, politics, or economics—is Islam itself.  Anyone with common sense, anyone with the ability to be honest with oneself, must concede as much.  There is no other reasonable way to explain such identical patterns of abuse in such a wide array of nations."