The religion of peace is at it again. There’s no spreading the message of peace like Muslims do. Especially when it comes to respect and tolerance.
Many Islamic scholars believe that people guilty of apostasy must be executed. Many practitioners of Islam carry executions out. The man in the video is accused of converting from Islam to Christianity and refusing to renounce his faith. And for that, he was beheaded.
The video was broadcast on “Egypt Today” – a liberal talk show hosted by Tawfiq Okasha. In the video, a young man appears laid on his side with head pulled back by a masked man. At around the 2:15 minutes mark, just before the beheading starts, the camera zooms in on the victim’s face which shows incredibly deep fear and pain. He knows what’s coming and makes no attempt to escape his fate, yet you can read fear clearly from his face.
Cameraman chants a lot of Allahu Akbar stuff and then the sawing begins. Traditionally, the knife used appears incredibly dull. It hardly cuts through tender tissue on human neck though the executioner manages to find the spot between the vertebrae so spine is severed relatively quickly for a beheading by knife.
After the beheading, the host of the program Tawfiq Okasha points out the reference from one of the canonical hadiths in which Prophet Muhammad commands: “Whoever leaves his religion, kill him”. Apparently, according to the founder of Islam, any Muslim who leaves Islam must be killed.
Although the video was broadcast on Egyptian TV, the beheading was allegedly carried out by the Tunisians. Egypt however, could be faced with similar executions becoming part of the norm, seeing how Muslim Brotherhood’s grasp over the country is tightening. These hard core Salafis want to force Sharia Law upon everyone and executing anyone who converts from Islam appears to be an important part of the Sharia.