Before I begin I would like to apologise on behalf of the misunderstanders of Islam for their un-Islamic behaviours and ways. I am fully in control of them and they should really have followed the way of the Prophet and understand the context behind each hadith and verses. Here are some of my responds to you Foolster41.
Muslims treating non Muslims – Protest against Hindu temple in Malaysia.
They were mobs, and they shouldn't have played with their food. As Muslims that consume holy animal such as a cow, their acts of stupidity does not represent the majority, as not all Catholic priests are child molesters, don't you agree? And they have been dealt with the law. At least they didn't act like the Hindus regarding the Babri mosque. What do you want us to do? Mowed them down with machine guns like what the US did to some loons that burnt the Koran? Anyway, your usage of the few, not even long and well-organised political bodies or government or well-established organisation as a presenter of the entire entity is a fallacy.
Death for apostate-
Please name at least one that died in Malaysia because of this law. Can you give their names? If you search in the Wikipedia, the numbers (small numbers, but still regretful and unnecessary, for taufik and hidayah is not man’s business, as a story in islamonline.net has proved how even the apostate can return to the righteous way) that were killed for misinterpretations or for reasons still not clear to us, showed the 'seriousness' of the situation. Compare the figures that were killed for apostasy with the figures that died in the Catholic inquisition, be it Spanish or whatever.
“A bedouin gave the Pledge of allegiance to Allah's Apostle for Islam. Then the bedouin got fever at Medina, came to Allah's Apostle and said, "O Allah's Apostle! Cancel my Pledge," But Allah's Apostle refused. Then he came to him (again) and said, "O Allah's Apostle! Cancel my Pledge." But the Prophet refused. Then he came to him (again) and said, "O Allah's Apostle! Cancel my Pledge." But the Prophet refused. The bedouin finally went out (of Medina) whereupon Allah's Apostle said, "Medina is like a pair of bellows (furnace): It expels its impurities and brightens and clears its good. [Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 9, #318]
Notably, as Dr. M. E. Subhani explained in his book:
“This was an open case of apostasy. But the Prophet neither punished the Bedouin nor asked anyone to do it. He allowed him to leave Madina. Nobody harmed him.” [Apostasy in Islam (New Delhi, India: Global Media Publications, 2005), pp. 23-24.]”
“Data gathered by UiTM scholar Dr Azam Adil gives some indication. He found that from1994 to 2003, Syariah Courts in Negri Sembilan granted renunciation certificates to 16 applicants, most of whom were former converts to Islam”.
CAIRO: Egypt's official religious adviser has ruled that Muslims are free to change their faith as it is a matter between an individual and God, in a move which could have far-reaching implications for the country's Christians. "The essential question before us is can a person who is Muslim choose a religion other than Islam? The answer is yes, they can," Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa said in a posting on a Washington Post-Newsweek forum picked up by the Egyptian press on Tuesday.
"The act of abandoning one's religion is a sin punishable by God on the Day of Judgment. If the case in question is one of merely rejecting one's faith, then there is no worldly punishment," he wrote.
One link I managed to find,
Caning in Islam is not the same as common law caning. But I’ll elaborate further afterwards.
Time's up. Need to go back to the real world. To be continued. Wallahu a’lam bish-shawabi./Allah knows best.