A video recently surfaced of an interview with a so-called “moderate” Muslim cleric on a Norwegian TV show. The video has gone viral because it shows an Islamic leader in the West being honest about what Islam teaches when it comes to non-Muslims.
In response to questions about Muslim violence against non-Muslims, Mullah Krekar tells Norwegian TV that not only is it okay for Muslims to kill non-Muslims, it’s actually required by Qu’ranic law. Further the imam says that “Muslims have the right to Kill anyone who does not respect Islam.”
Host: For someone who burns the Koran, the punishment, according to Islam, is death, is that correct?
Mullah Krekar: If you burn the Koran, which is an insult, then the answer is clearly yes.
Host: But the man who has burned the Koran, would it be right that he loses his life even though he lives in Norway?
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Mullah Krekar: I know absolutely that he has committed a criminal offense where the punishment is death. The responsibility for carrying out the punishment is on the Ummah, our Muslim brotherhood.
Regardless if he lives in Norway, or if he is Barack Obama, I am not myself threatening the person.