Malaysia's top civil court rejected a Muslim woman's appeal to be recognized as a Christian on Wednesday, in a landmark case that tested the limits of religious freedom in the moderate Islamic country.
A three-judge Federal Court panel ruled by a 2-1 majority that only the Islamic Shariah Court has the power to allow Lina Joy, who converted to Christianity in 1998, to remove the word "Islam" from the religion category on her government identity card.
I thought what happened to "there is no compulsion in Islam", so I tried to see if I can find anyone who has the authority to represent Islam, who could possibly contradict this Malaysian court ruling.........and this is the best I could find:
T.J. Alwani: Moslims moeten zich realiseren dat de heilige koran de geloofsvrijheid garandeert en waarborgt. In totaal zijn er in de koran meer dan 200 verzen die hierover gaan. Het bekendste vers is het volgende: “Er is geen dwang in de godsdienst.