Islamic Sharia Law should be the absolute law of the land. At least according to Uthman Badar of the international pan-Islamist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir (Party of Liberation).
While speaking at a debate at Australia’s University of Sydney against Dr John Perkins of the Secular Party of Australia, the Sharia proponent proved to be a black belt in the art of verbal jiu jitsu.
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As reported by Stephen Johnson and Sam Duncan of The Daily Mail Australia, when Dr Perkins deviated from the debate topic at hand (the existence of God), and more towards the Hizb ut-Tahrir argument that ex-Muslims should be put to death, that’s when the truth, and Bader’s expertise at double talk was made plain;
An Islamist extremist group leader told a university crowd ex-Muslims should be killed under Sharia law during a debate with an atheist who feared for his safety.
Hizb ut-Tahrir spokesman Uthman Badar clarified his position on apostates who leave Islam at the University of Sydney.
His atheist opponent Dr John Perkins, who is also Secular Party of Australia president, diverted from the debate topic about the existence of God to ask Mr Badar about his position on killing ex-Muslims.
It was then that Badar’s ability to use what Johnson and Duncan referred to as “weasel words” shone through;
‘I would like to again ask Uthman about the killing of apostates and whether he does support it or whether he does renounce it?,’ Dr Perkins said.
He had told Daily Mail Australia before the debate he feared for his safety and had needed security during a previous debate with Mr Badar.
Rather than renounce his support for killing ex-Muslims, Mr Badar used weasel words at the University of Sydney debate to confirm his view they should be given the death penalty where Sharia law applied.
‘The idea that I have called for ex-Muslims in Australia to be killed is a fabrication of tabloid media,’ he said.
‘As a matter of principle or a penal code that is part of Islam, I’m not calling for it to be applied because it’s not an Islamic state.’
As the two reporters specifically noted, Badar and his organization may not be openly calling for the death penalty in Australia for ex-Muslims… yet;
Hizb ut-Tahrir wants a global Islamic caliphate based on Sharia law and has a draft constitution for the khilafah state which says ex-Muslims should be killed.
‘Those who are guilty of apostasy from Islam are to be executed according to the rule of apostasy, provided they have by themselves renounced Islam,’ Section 7c of this draft constitution says.
At Bankstown library in Sydney’s west in March, Daily Mail Australia caught Mr Badar on camera confirming his support for giving ex-Muslims capital punishment.
‘The ruling for apostates as such in Islam is clear, that apostates attract capital punishment and we don’t shy away from that,’ he said.
Daily Mail Australia did not infer in March that Mr Badar wanted ex-Muslims killed in Australia.
Despite that, the Pakistani-born extremist accused Dr Perkins of relying on an inaccurate Daily Mail Australia story.
‘On the question of apostates, the point here is John’s information is from the Daily Mail,’ Mr Badar said.
‘I don’t know why anyone reads the Daily Mail in the first place. It used to be The Daily Telegraph, and this was the worst of the worst.’