As “blasphemers” face execution in Muslim countries, WaPo claims “blasphemy charges pervert Islam’s teachings”

Its hard to get your head around the fact that here are  people in America who support this lunacy:

safe_image.phpAs “blasphemers” face execution in Muslim countries, Washington (com-)Post claims “blasphemy charges pervert Islam’s teachings”

QasimRashidAt first glance this looks like the Religion News Service and the Washington Post giving space to a thoughtful moderate Muslim speaking up sensibly for the freedom of conscience. Unfortunately, that is not exactly what this is. Qasim Rashid, for all his pious posturing, is a spectacularly unpleasant, nasty, rude, arrogant human being, with a long record of dishonesty. He has lied about the Islamic justifications for jihad violence and publicly objected to a piece calling upon peaceful Muslims to fight actively against jihad terrorists. He has lied about the Qur’an’s sanction of deception of unbelievers; lied about the presence of violent passages in the Qur’an; lied about the Qur’an’s sanction of beating disobedient women; lied about the nature of Sharia; and called for limitations on the freedom of speech and expression to outlaw behavior and speech some Muslims may find offensive.  (More from Jihad Watch)