A BBC Panorama documentary from 12th January 2015
In its programme ‘Battle for British Islam’ the BBC exposed the fact that there is no difference between the so called conservative Muslims and extremists. The conservatives interviewed clearly said that Muslims should segregate themselves from the rest of the community and that the punishment for apostasy is death. Unfortunately, this will not change as long as the government continues to allow faith based schools, especially where children are taught that Muslims are superior to others.
The Holy Quran clearly teaches respect for all religions including idols of other religions. It forbids Muslims from denigrating those deities, other than Allah, worshipped by others because it will hurt their feelings.
The Holy Quran does not in any of its passages instruct Muslims to kill an apostate.
All such teachings were introduced by later scholars as part of Islamic belief.
In responding to the documentary, Shahid Aziz, President of the UK branch of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Associations for propagation of Islam, said
I am troubled by the fact that the conservative and extremist Muslims appear to be becoming the same in their thinking. The government should take note of such views and make sure that there is an effective counter to them. It is especially important to protect our children from such teachings. Let us hope it is not too late.