Why Don’t US Islamic Groups Stand Up for Persecuted Former Muslims?

In trying to cast their faith as tolerant and accepting of others, many Muslims like to point to the Koran’s verse 2:256. It begins with the phrase, “There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion.”

While dawa, a form of proselytizing, is a key element of the faith, this piece of scripture makes it sound as if there are no repercussions for those who do not accept Islam

But many times, in scripture and in practice, this simply is not true.

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