Friday, October 31, 2008
Still Waiting to Hear from Sami Zaatari
I've asked Sami, over and over again, like a beating drum, to please tell us whether Muhammad's command to kill apostates is applicable today. Based on my interpretation of his comments in our debate, I would say that Sami believes that apostates were only to be killed for a limited time during Muhammad's life because they were spies. According to Bassam, this isn't Sami's position at all. I have to ask Sami what he means, because what he means often turns out to be amazingly different from what he says. So I'll ask again: Sami, will you tell us what you believe about the killing of apostates? And be sure to say it clearly. I don't want you coming back later and saying you meant the exact opposite of what you said and that I'm misrepresenting you because you changed your mind.